Opportunities for permanent roles in a range of business sectors

Manual / Automation Tester

We make great software that our users love. You’ll be working in a small team with a product owner to develop and drive our GRANTA Selector and GRANTA EduPack software products, used by world leading companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Ethicon Surgical Care, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, NASA, Philips, Rolls Royce and over a thousand universities and colleges. We are passionate about creating software to the best of our ability and work hard to understand our users need, working with autonomy but collaboratively on all aspects from initial UI design through to testing.

What we do


We mostly develop in C# and C++ on Visual Studio and provide all developers with an MSDN subscription and a ReSharper license. We have a no-blame peer review culture, with the aim of encouraging excellence, improvement and learning. We use GitHub for version control, and mostly follow the github-flow model.

We work closely with product owners to define features and priorities, allowing us to get involved in understanding our customer needs and balancing them against development costs. We use Agile processes and have daily stand-ups and regular retrospectives to keep us honest and transparent. We take continuous improvement seriously: everyone’s opinion is valid and listened to. We use Jira to host a Kanban board, and show both that and our TeamCity build status on a team radiator.

Find out more about our products here: https://www.ansys.com/products/materials


What you will work on


Ansys GRANTA Selector/EduPack is a Windows desktop application enabling graphical analysis and selection of materials. We are looking for a tester to drive our automation

Some of the things you might be doing:

  • Design, planning and development of automated testing framework features
  • Monitor, update and modify existing automated tests as necessary
  • Manage automated regression test setup
  • Perform software product testing, including functional, application and performance testing
  • Participate in code reviews




We value a range of skills. The ideal candidate will have some or all the following:

  • Knowledge of C#, C++ or other object-oriented language.
  • Knowledge of test automation methods, eg BDD, Specflow.
  • Experience in non-functional testing, performance, security testing.
  • A drive for quality; in code reviews, user-interface, testing and our development processes.
  • Experience in SQL Server and/or document databases
  • A thorough and careful approach to work with close attention to detail and quality
  • Familiarity of working with and continuously improving an Agile development process.


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.