Development Engineer for Finite Element Solver

Job title: Development Engineer for Finite Element Solver

Company: ESI Group

Location: France

Job Description: The ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping software solutions. We employ about 1100 highly qualified specialists in 20 countries across the globe. The key to our success is the use of realistic material physics, providing „as good as real“ virtual results.


Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Rungis, Frankfurt, Munich


Apply at:

esi-2385 [at] (esi-2385[at]candidatus[dot]com)

Your contact:

Floriane Guthfreund (Recruiter)


NOTE: This position can be based out of our offices in France or Germany: Rungis, Lyon, Aix-En-Provence, Frankfurt or Munich. See below how to apply.

  • The ideal candidate will have a Master or PhD background in Engineering with strong experience (3+ years) in finite element software development. We expect applicants who are passionate in software development.
  • You will be integrated into the Core Solver Technology team, a group of developers/experts in numerical analysis which develop fundamental physic and numerical bricks used in various applications.
  • In close collaboration with product development teams (product management, support, consulting), you are expected to develop new features in various domains of Solid Mechanics inside our CSM platform.
  • Your scope, depending on your background and the requests, will extend from vibro-acoustics to contact formulation. What matters is your strong knowledge of the implementation of solid mechanics schemes in a finite element software.


Required Expertise

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Finite Element Method
  • Numerical discretization of equations
  • Dynamics and vibration or Contact formulation
  • Programming in Fortran90, C or C++
  • Writing and Presentation in English
  • Autonomy, Dynamism, Team Spirit

Appreciated Skills

  • Experience in high performance computing
  • MPI or OpenMP programming practice
  • Knowledge in Contact analysis
  • Knowledge in vibro-acoustics


  • Interesting work in an international company
  • Hybrid mode of working with flexibility to work from home
  • Career Path enablement


We look forward to receiving your resume and cover letter in English (and German or French). As indicated above, this position can be based out of offices in France or Germany: Rungis, Lyon, Aix-En-Provence, Frankfurt or Munich. Please apply to this email: esi-2385 [at] Job Ref: 17760

ESI’s Recruiting Contact in Germany is Milena Tesfay, Sr. Associate HRBP and in France, the HR Recruiting Team, Attn: FGT

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About ESI Founded in 1973, ESI Group envisions a world where Industry commits to bold outcomes, addressing high-stakes concerns – environmental impact, safety & comfort for consumers and workers, and adaptable and sustainable business models. ESI provides reliable and customized solutions anchored on predictive physics modeling and virtual prototyping expertise to allow industries to make the right decisions at the right time while managing their complexity. Acting principally in automotive & land transportation, aerospace, defense & naval and heavy industry, ESI is present in more than 18 countries, employs about 1,000 people around the world, and reported 2022 sales of €130 million. ESI is headquartered in France and is listed in compartment B of Euronext Paris.


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