Position Description

Lead Software Developer in Fluid Structure Interaction
Search Country Canada, Germany, Greece, India, Spain, US, Remote- AMERICAS, Remote - EMEA, Remote - Worldwide
City US - All, Canada, Remote, Global - US, Germany< India,
Job ID # 42713
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Transforming the Future with the Convergence of Simulation and Data

Lead Software Developer in Fluid Structure Interaction

Do you like a challenge, are you a complex thinker who likes to solve problems? If so, then you might be the new Altairian we are searching for. At Altair, your curiosity matters. We pride ourselves on a business culture that enables open, creative thinking, and we deeply value our employees and their contributions towards our clients' success, as well as our own.


Job Summary:

To reinforce our development team, Altair is looking for a talented developer, specialist of Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI), with a proven experience developing commercial software. You’ll bring your expertise and leadership to accelerate the development of the Multiphysics solution based on the Radioss solver. You master numerical methods such as Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) and Finite Volume Method (FVM), dealing with high speed loading events and high energy phenomenon, such as shocks and compressible flows. Knowledge of discrete methods (SPH, DEM) will be also appreciated.

You will have the chance to join a multicultural team of international developers & experts, with real career evolution opportunities.

What You Will Do:

  • Actively contribute to software developments, taking leadership on FSI developments, bringing enhancements and innovations
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to shape overall code architecture
  • Participate to software maintenance and documentation


What You Will Need:


  • PhD or Master degree in computational solid mechanics and/or fluid dynamics
  • 5 to 10 years of experience developing in a commercial FEA software
  • Leadership skills creating a positive, innovative, and productive collaborative team 
  • Programming skills: Fortran90; C++; Python appreciated
  • Fluent in English; French appreciated


  • Expert of Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE), including multi-material and thermal, Finite Volume Method (FVM), under explicit time integration scheme
  • Experience with discrete methods (SPH,DEM) and contact mechanics appreciated
  • Some knowledge on code parallelization: MPI, OpenMP, GPU
  • Program management tools: Git, JIRA & Agile method


How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly 
  • Seek Technology and Business “Firsts” 
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks 


What We Offer: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • Outstanding Work/Life Balance
  • Flex Time


Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities. 


Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI). 


For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit  altair.com  


Ready to go?  #ONLYFORWARD 

At our core we are explorers; adventurers; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and uncharted waters, we dive in headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.  


Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrates a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.  

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