Senior Engineer

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Senior Engineer
Seattle, Washington
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We are looking to fill the position of Senior Engineer in the CFD Engineering Services Group in our Bellevue, WA office. This position will perform CFD analyses using STAR-CCM+ for a variety of applications in the automotive, aerospace, marine, energy, and other related industries. Job functions will include performing 3D computational grid generation, run and monitoring of the CFD analysis, preparation of technical reports and providing post-project technical customer support. In addition to working in our offices, opportunities will exist for both short term and extended assignments working directly on-site with our clients.


  • MS or PHD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, plus 2 years of related experience
  • College-level coursework in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics.
  • Experience with Marine related technology, fluid-structure interactions, aeroacoustics or Multi-phase flow is a plus
  • Be able to work both independently and as a member of a team. Requires good communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Practical experience with MS office, Unix/Linux, CAD software, and JAVA are also desirable. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter outlining your unique qualifications.
Engineering a career!
Being an engineer at CD-adapco falls neatly into two categories – either developing the coding and architecture behind one of the most advanced engineering simulation tools in the CAE industry, or, working with our customers to help them develop some of the most innovative engineering systems or products being designed today. We will focus on the latter of these engineering positions; working with our engineering tools and our customers:

Being involved with the design and analysis of some of the most exciting products in our world today is a rich reward for many of our engineers in CD-adapco who work closely with our customers to assist them in their engineering analyses. In many cases, the involvement of CD-adapco engineers leads to innovative designs or new engineering processes and we are fortunate to share in the excitement of many different customer projects and at many different stages of the design cycle. In this respect, a CD-adapco engineer can expect to work on a wide variety of analyses that cover the spectrum of engineering design. Typical CFD simulations performed by our engineering services team include vehicle aerodynamic & thermal design, passenger thermal comfort, boiling simulation within a coolant jacket, hypersonic vehicles, aero-acoustic analysis of cooling fans, assist with the wave impact simulations on a deep water oil platform, internal combustion engine simulations, plus many other exciting topics.
Working at CD-adapco in an engineering services role will expose you to a very wide variety of engineering analysis using the most advanced CFD toolset in the market place. In addition, we encourage our engineering teams to work hand-in-hand with our customers meaning that there are opportunities for travel both nationally and, on occasion, internationally at an early stage in your engineering career. During customer interactions, your engineering skills and expert knowledge of our toolset are representative of CD-adapco and relied upon by the customer for accurate, insightful knowledge.
The workplace environment at CD-adapco is reflective of the dynamic, fast-paced nature of advanced engineering services and software companies. We have a very strong team ethos as well as many opportunities to liaise with some of the top engineers and gurus of the engineering analysis world; learning and self-motivation is hugely encouraged since this reflects our goal to deliver constant engineering success to our customers.
In summary, by joining CD-adapco in an engineering services role, you will not find yourself confined to a cubicle working on a single system for years of your early engineering career. Instead, you will be engaged with fascinating, varied engineering challenges mixed with opportunities to travel to, and directly engage with, many different customers who will look to you for your engineering knowledge and skill. All of this in a team-based dynamic environment provides the CD-adapco engineer with one of the strongest engineering skill sets in the world – and becomes sought-after by many of the world’s top blue-chip engineering companies. Additionally, as CD-adapco continues its rapid growth, there are new opportunities appearing for advancement within the company such as engineering services leadership roles and technical specialist roles.
CD-adapco is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information non-discrimination or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
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About CD-adapco

CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD-focused provider of engineering simulation software, support and services. We have over 30 years of experience in delivering industrial strength engineering simulation. The scope of our activities extends well beyond software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in both CFD and FEA.

We have over 8000 users of our software, working at 3,000 different companies, spending over $181 million on our software and services. Our customer approval ratings are very high; in our last customer survey 93% of our customers declared themselves satisfied, or very satisfied with our software and services, a fact reflected in a consistently high customer retention rate.
Consistently growing at an organic rate of over 15% per year, CD-adapco employs over 925 talented individuals, working at 40 offices around the globe, involved in dedicated support, software development and engineering services.