Simulation Software Engineer

Product Dev. - Core Technology · Lausanne / Europe / USA, .VD
Department Product Dev. - Core Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Key Areas of Responsibility: - Position background

Akselos is a fast-growing simulation technology company (spin-off from MIT) that provides advanced physics-based Digital Twins of critical infrastructure for a wide range of industries.

We have an opening for a Simulation Software Engineer position, based in one of our offices in the US or Europe, or remote. The role is focused on development of high-performance reduced order modeling and FEA-based software as part of our Digital Twin software platform.

The position should be located remotely or ideally nearby Akselos offices: in the US Boston (MA), Houston (TX) or Lausanne (Switzerland) 

Main job tasks

Development of new simulation technology features from Akselos’s technology roadmap, and features requested by Akselos’ customers. The key area is structural integrity analysis, so advanced knowledge and experience with development of finite element analysis (FEA) for linear and nonlinear structural mechanics is a key requirement of the role.


  • Background in math, physics, computer science, and/or engineering.

Professional experience:

  • Demonstrable software development experience, either professional, open source, or in academia.
  • Advanced experience with implementation of FEA for linear and nonlinear structural mechanics.

The ideal candidate would have the following skills:

  • Expert with C++ (Python experience a plus), and strong background in scientific computing. 
  • Experience with development of FEA-based structural analysis software (linear and nonlinear) with FEA
  • Experience with development of FEA software in a commercial setting is a plus
  • Experience with open-source C++ FEA libraries is a plus (e.g. libMesh, Deal.II, DUNE, PETSc, etc.)
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, both local and remote
  • Approachable and willing to help others
  • Open-minded
  • Accountable

Business Environment : 

Akselos is the creator of the world’s most advanced engineering simulation technology – the Digital Guardian. Founded in 2012 and with operations in Europe, the USA, and South East Asia, the company’s products are designed specifically to help protect the world’s critical infrastructure with real-time, condition-based monitoring for large critical assets. Awarded as 2020 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Akselos is an MIT spin-out that was born in response to two societal challenges: the climate change driven transition to a low carbon economy, and the multi-trillion dollar infrastructure investment shortfall hampering economic growth and putting societies at extreme risk.

We’re working towards speeding up the megascale deployment of offshore wind by lowering the cost of energy, and making infrastructure more resilient, with condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance at the center of our efforts.

We’ve taken the technology ubiquitously used in design, and applied breakthrough mathematics to make it powerful enough to also be used in operations.

The result is our flagship product, the Digital Guardian, which monitors the structural condition of critical infrastructure in real time, by combining next generation simulation software with sensors and data analytics. This offers asset owners/operators a window into the future, and the ability to have eyes on their assets 24/7.


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  • Location
    Lausanne / Europe / USA, .VD
  • Department
    Product Dev. - Core Technology
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience