CAD/CAE Senior Software Developer

Date:  Feb 18, 2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Findlay OH
Job Requisition:  33506


Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Our purpose guides us. It states that everyone deserves to travel through life’s journeys with confidence, and Cooper is there are every turn. We are looking for individuals who will help us achieve our purpose…those who are motivated, lead by example and inspire others to greatness. Here, the opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!



Cooper Tire is seeking a full time, software development engineer to develop and maintain proprietary applications utilized in the design and analysis of pneumatic tires.  An applicant can expect to play an active role in a wide variety of projects including but not exclusive to design and development of CAE subsystems, software quality testing, and deployment of new software to internal customers.  The ideal candidate would be highly motivated to expand their knowledge of software development, engineering and computational geometry and have a strong desire to create innovative technologies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with tire development engineers (internal customer) and other software development engineers to design & develop tire design and simulation tools involving computational geometry, meshing, and FEA.
  • Plan, develop, test, and deploy new computer software systems, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
  • Apply appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the creation of technical engineering products
  • Assist with day-to-day operations and maintenance of current software systems within the Technical organization


Required qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field with at least 3 years of CAD/CAM/CAE software development experience / M.S. in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or a related field with focus on CAD/CAM/CAE software development
  • Strong background in calculus, numerical analysis and applied mathematics
  • Strong background in object oriented programming, software architecture, and analysis of algorithms
  • 3 years of experience in using one of the following: .NET Framework, Java, C++
  • Experience with Python 2 and 3
  • Experience with test driven development, code reviews, and unit testing
  • Familiarity with at least one commercial CAD software package (e.g. CATIA,  Pro/E)
  • Familiarity with at least one commercial CAE software package (e.g. ABAQUS/ANSYS/LS-Dyna)
  • Familiarity with at least one commercial meshing package (e.g. ABAQUS CAE/HyperMesh/Trelis)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to work on both team oriented and independent projects


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with writing Finite Element (FE) solvers/meshing algorithms
  • Experience of CAD/ computational geometry development using any of the CAD API libraries such as  CAA, Pro/TOOLKIT, Parasolid or ACIS
  • Experience with 3DEXPERIENCE
  • Experience in coding scientific/engineering applications using any of the following: Python, Matlab, Fortran, C++
  • Experience with multithreaded programming and parallel algorithm development
  • Experience of web development involving HTML, JavaScript, ASP.NET, XML, AJAX and CSS
  • Experience with Linux/Unix environments


Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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