Multiphysics Solver Development Engineer - Plasma

The ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping software solutions. We employ about 1200 highly qualified specialists in 40 countries across the globe. The key to our success is the use of realistic material physics, providing "as good as real" virtual results.

United States
Huntsville, AL
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Jennifer Pillars


ESI Group, a dynamic and diversified company specializing in CAE solutions for virtual manufacturing and prototyping, seeks an expert with a development background in the computational modeling of low temperature technological plasmas.


The expert will be part of the Solver development group and participate in the development, modeling support, maintenance, and extension of our flagship multi-physics product – the ACE+ Suite. The plasma modeling team is currently working on non-equilibrium plasmas and their effects in reactor and feature scale models.

Essential Functions

  • Work collaboratively with experienced computational physics research and development staff to advance the state-of-the-art in plasma modeling to make an impact in the semiconductor, automotive and aerospace industries.
  • Design, and develop new algorithms and methodologies applicable to high performance computation of plasmas and electromagnetics in complex geometries, chemistries and process conditions using fluid, particle and hybrid approaches.
  • Create validation and benchmarking problems to test and verify new developments and existing capabilities.
  • Provide high quality consultation and support to customers related to new developments and capabilities
  • Propose, define and contribute to new research topics relevant to customer needs and demands
  • Participate in software engineering in relation to development and maintenance of the Company’s software products as follows:
    • Contribute to the preparation of software technical specifications.
    • Development and maintenance of the software on all supported platforms and participate with relevant teams in porting to new platforms.
    • Improvement and maintenance of software, training and tutorial/demo documentation.
    • Development and timely execution of unit and regression tests and guide junior developers and quality assurance engineers.
    • Presentation of capabilities and developments to customers (in person or online) and at conferences.


Education and Skills

  • A PhD in plasma physics or engineering with development experience in plasma modeling, or an M.S. Degree in a relevant field with 5 or more years of directly relevant experience.
  • Experience in the modeling and simulation of materials processing involving plasma is required.
  • Industrial experience in the modeling and simulation of low temperature plasmas is highly desired.
  • Reactor scale and feature scale modeling knowledge and experience is preferred.
  • Experience in source code development for solving plasma governing equations is required.
  • Hands-on experience with plasma chemistry (volumetric and surface reactions, involving ions and electrons) is required.
  • Working experience with C/C++/F90 is preferred.
  • Understanding of parallel programming and optimizing code for high performance is required.
  • Knowledge of DSMC, molecular dynamics, Boltzmann and particle methods is preferred.



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