Position Description

Senior Technical Specialist / Scientist (WM-LES) - f/m/d
Location Germany - Munich
City Munich
Job ID # 38181
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Transforming the Future with the Convergence of Simulation and Data

Senior Technical Specialist / Scientist (WM-LES) - (f/m/d)

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:

Altair has an opening for a Senior Technical Specialist / Scientist who will join Altair's dynamic and agile ultraFluidX solver development team.

ultraFluidX is Altair's innovative CFD solution for high-fidelity external aerodynamics. It is based on an efficient GPU implementation of the Lattice Boltzmann method and is smoothly embedded into the Altair pre- and postprocessing tools. The solver is mainly developed in Altair's Munich and Hamburg, Germany offices, with contributors worldwide.

The successful applicant will play a leading role in the ultraFluidX turbulence modeling activities and will work in close cooperation with the entire ultraFluidX development team.


What You Will Do:

• Lead the ultraFluidX turbulence modeling activities
• Development and adaptation of wall models and turbulence models for industrial applications
• Development and in-depth validation of corresponding software prototypes


What You Will Need:


• Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or comparable fields with a focus on turbulence modeling and external aerodynamics
• 5+ years non-academic experience in external aerodynamics

• Solid track record in wall-modeled Large Eddy Simulation
• Hands-on experience in CFD solver development
• Excellent English language skills



• Experience with the Lattice Boltzmann Method

• CUDA programming skills


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


Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). 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.


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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