CADFEM offers exciting tasks in various professional fields. At CADFEM, personal development and further training are standards, just as fair payment and attractive benefits.
CADFEM as an employer
If you’d like to shape the future with a simulation pioneer, CADFEM is the ideal choice. We offer exciting work with plenty of personal scope in various professional areas. Personal development and ongoing training are standard at CADFEM, and so are fair pay and attractive benefits.
What you can expect at CADFEM
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The numbers speak for themselves: CADFEM has plenty to offer its employees
Working at CADFEM means:
- Varied challenges with responsibility and extensive scope for input
- A future-oriented environment with plenty of opportunities for training and development, both personal and professional
- A secure position with flexible working hours that let you combine family and career
- Flat hierarchies with short communication channels, motivational atmosphere, great team spirit and company-wide events
Just like our company philosophy says – we run a business with humanity, simplicity and foresight!
What CADFEM offers it's employees
CADFEM offers its employees plenty of scope for flexibility
And it extends a high degree of trust
• Flexible working hours on a trust basis
• Work-life balance
• Mobile work by arrangement
Our employees appreciate their flexibility
Marketing, CADFEM (Austria) GmbH, Wien
I have been at CADFEM since October 2012. In that time, I moved from Vienna to Salzburg, 300 km away, and had two children. But I’m still at CADFEM. I’ve been working at home for over five years and my working hours have been very flexible and family-friendly since I had children. And I was also promoted during my maternity leave, even though I was only working part time. There aren’t many employers who offer that these days.
Sales Administration, CADFEM GmbH, Stuttgart
With CADFEM, I have found an employer that offers me the option of adapting my working hours to my changing life situation, allowing me to devote the time that both my career and my family need over the years. I have been working at CADFEM since September 2002.
We say: an investment in further employee training is an investment into our future
The labor (employment) market is subject to ongoing changes and constant transformation. That calls for continuous development of knowledge and abilities. This is something we see as an opportunity, and we invest in ongoing training.
- Participation in all CADFEM and ANSYS training
- Individual communication training for all divisions
- Team development
- Language courses
- Personal coaching
- Part-time courses at esocaet, either modular, certification or master’s
- Participation in specialist conferences
- Support with part-time further training
Functioning infrastructure as an important basis
We believe that functioning IT, short commutes and attractive transport connections are essential.
They make our day-to-day lives easier and let us concentrate on what truly matters. This includes:
• Good transport connections to offices
• travel allowance
• Company car or season rail ticket, and company cell phone as required
We value social interaction
CADFEM is a family company and works hard to ensure a positive, professional working environment. That’s why we stage regular employee events.
- Combined start to the new financial year: The two-day kick-off is the combined launch event for the new year which brings together all the locations in Germany, as well as employees from the CADFEM Group worldwide.
- Summer family festival: The combined summer festival brings together all our employees, with families very much included. There are various activities, good food and entertainment for young and old alike.
- Christmas party: Each location comes up with something special to round off the year and it’s always lots of fun.
- Every day: In all of our locations, we have kitchenettes or bistros as central meeting points for employees. The table football in Grafing, Stuttgart, Hanover and Berlin is just as popular as you’d imagine.
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Wipprecht
Account Manager, CADFEM GmbH, Hanover
It’s not just the great, out-of-the-ordinary company events – CADFEM also focuses on relations with employees in our everyday working life.
How CADFEM supports a good work-life-balance
It’s not just the working atmosphere – everything else has to click as well, including money and the combination of work and life. Beyond attractive wages, CADFEM offers:
- Holiday pay and Christmas bonus
- 30 days’ holiday, plus Christmas, New Year and special leave
- Sick pay supplement
- Capital accumulation benefits
- Profit-based bonus payments for all employees
But perhaps even more important than the financial aspect:
- Flexible working hours on a trust basis
- Straightforward vacation planning
- Autonomous time management, e.g. for home repair calls and medical appointments
- Flexibility in choice of workplace
What CADFEM employees say about their workplace
Account Manager, CADFEM GmbH, Grafing
The thing that fascinated me most about CADFEM, ever since I started to work for the company in June 2014, was the working environment. It’s characterized by fair and respectful treatment, reliability and professional work. With its principle of “challenge and recognition”, CADFEM brings the best out of everyone each day.
Dr.-Ing. Jörg Neumeyer
CAE Engineer, Elektrothermische Prozesstechnik, CADFEM GmbH, Hanover
When I joined CADFEM in 2013, it already felt like the right decision. But since then, the outstanding team and the great mutual support have exceeded all my expectations.
Account Manager, CADFEM GmbH, Dortmund
CADFEM enables its employees to take personal responsibility in their work but with a sense of surety, that they will always have a contact person within the company. I appreciate that ever since my first working day in September 2007.
Account Manager, CADFEM GmbH, Hanover
I feel very fortunate that I get to work with so many intelligent people with so many different specializations! I can always count on their combined skills. If they can’t solve a problem, the competition can’t either!
Job profiles at CADFEM
CADFEM offers exciting areas of work and professional activities. What does a computational engineer do? What functions does a team leader in CAE software sales have? How does a business development team function? What activities does the Assistance team cover?
Find out about various positions in our company as CADFEM employees offer their insights.
Seminar assistant, office organization & reception
Team leader sales Grafing
Business Development Manager Optics
Systems Engineer in the Digital Twin Innovation Lab
Team leader sales administration
• Client reception
• Initial telephone contact
• Branch logistics
• Support for seminar attendees and instructors
• Support for central seminar administration
Administration, CADFEM GmbH, Stuttgart
The thing that’s exciting about my day-to-day work is that I’m responsible for myself and that I form my own small division here in Stuttgart. I am very happy with the trust that has been placed in me, and it’s something I greatly appreciate. I am always learning something new, or things I can improve or expand upon. It’s never dull.
• Leading the sales team in Grafing
• Consulting colleagues regarding challenges in the sales process
• New client acquisition
• Development of existing clients
• On-site client support
• Active participation in trade fairs, conferences and workshops
• Pursuing company targets and assisting with implementation of management guidelines
Team Leader Sales Grafing, CADFEM GmbH, Grafing
The thing I like best is that you get a high degree of leeway coupled with plenty of autonomy. Working creatively and getting to structure a large part of your working day yourself, plus having a warm and friendly team, means I look forward to coming to work every day.
• Integrated development of a new product group
• Technical support for interested parties in the area of optical simulation
• Delivery and dissemination of information on our optics software products
Dr. rer. nat. Ervand Kandelaki
Business Development, CADFEM GmbH, Grafing
The diverse mix of marketing, sales and technology in my job gives me enormous pleasure. At the same time, I enjoy the exchange with colleagues, clients and interested parties. The scope and opportunities to define my own work in this new, innovative area are things I really value. The great atmosphere that results, and the appreciation, are rare.
• Calculation of complex tasks on behalf of clients, with a focus on structural mechanics and dynamic properties
• Intensive exchange with clients from quotation to presentation of results
• Responsibility for generating documents and carrying out acoustic seminars
CAE Engineer, CADFEM GmbH, Stuttgart
The things I like best are the highly diverse and challenging tasks. I get to tackle them in a very pleasant working atmosphere and I can always count on the support of my colleagues.
• Multiplier for digital twin field
• Project support
• Consultation and support for Sales
• Networking with ANSYS and SAP
Dr.-Ing. Hanna Sophie Baumgartl
My job is characterized by an ever-changing variety of tasks and areas of application. Close client contact, highly self-determined work and great colleagues make it a perfect all-round package for me, which is why I’m always so happy to go to work.
• Complete processing of software orders with ANSYS and other partners
• Generation of contractual documents
• Dispatch of license keys
• Close cooperation with colleagues from Sales and Technology
Team Leader Sales Administration, CADFEM GmbH, Grafing
In my working day, I have to solve a huge range of challenges with my team, so that we can meet the requirements of clients and manufacturers in a tightening market environment. That’s what I really like about my job!
Room to grow at CADFEM
Plenty of scope and a level of support that lets you really bring your own abilities to the company: this is the norm at CADFEM. The following stories demonstrate the varied options for development that CADFEM employees enjoy.
Rosi Jahn, esocaet Program Manager in Grafing
Markus Kellermeyer, E-Learning in Grafing
Klaus Schönborn, Computational Engineer
Dirk Peters, Account Manager in the field
Career stages at CADFEM
• UAS studies
• Part-time study as a new hire at CADFEM
• 5 years in Technology team
• Switch to Sales with a focus on biomechanics
• Active, on-site role in expansion of CADFEM Singapore
• esocaet Program Manager
The story of Rosi Jahn in detail
After my UAS studies, I went straight to CADFEM in 2008. Even during the recruitment process, they offered to let me do a part-time master’s in simulation methods (applied computational mechanics) with full employer support after a year’s work experience. It was an offer I was very happy to take up. It gave me the ability to discuss simulation tasks on an equal footing with computational experts, to calculate verifications, understand damage cases with the help of simulation, and try out new simulation options to keep up with the constant technological development.
After around five years in the Technology team, I switched to Sales with a focus on biomechanics, where I got to experience entirely new, pioneering fields of simulation. The variety and the wealth of new content are two key reasons why I find the profession of computational engineer so attractive.
When the opportunity came up to take an active role in the business development of CADFEM at its new site in Singapore, I had to grasp it and I’m very glad I didn’t miss out on all the life experience I had in that time.
Now, in my tenth year at CADFEM, I have taken on new functions in program management of part-time further training. In this area too, I am constantly confronted by multifaceted tasks. The experience I gathered in my own part-time training is something I can bring into consultations, for instance.
As an employer, CADFEM gives you plenty of scope and a level of support that lets you really bring your own abilities to the company.
Career stages at CADFEM
• Instructor for CADFEM seminars
• New business (USA)
• Part-time doctorate
• eLearning product management
The story of Markus Kellermeyer in detail
After completing my civil engineering studies in 2007, I went directly to CADFEM. I believe the core area that CADFEM covers – simulation with numerical methods – is a field with a great future. As an instructor for various topics in structural mechanics, I have been able to establish strong links with our clients over the last ten years, gain exciting insights into the latest developments and also undertake work in the USA.
The diversity within these topics makes for a highly varied working day and relies on good teamwork, which is something that you can really find at CADFEM. And because technology is developing so rapidly, it is also very important to me that I can constantly undergo further training. It’s therefore an advantage that CADFEM offers training in just about every topic relating to simulation, which you can benefit from at any time as an employee.
Beyond that, what I particularly value is that CADFEM supported me in my part-time doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. I was able to dedicate 30 percent of my working hours to my dissertation and rely on the full support of my managers.
In my focal area of e-learning, I try to use CADFEM’s experience to date to make an active contribution to this topic, a key component of digitalization.
Career stages at CADFEM
• User support
• Instructor for CADFEM seminars
• Simulation to order
• Private leave for a 10-week hike
• CADFEM office in Greenville, South Carolina, USA
• Part-time study
The story of Klaus Schönborn in detail
I have been part of the CADFEM Team since 1999 and I’ve spent most of my time in user support. But my work isn’t just about telephone consultation with clients, it also includes training and simulations to order. The great thing about it is the constantly changing tasks.
At CADFEM, you can really feel the culture of a values-oriented family company. Here it’s not just about work and profit. The Managing Director and the shareholders are respectful and stand by employees in word and deed. This attitude rubs off on the employees and it is an important factor in the friendly working environment.
At CADFEM, you also have the option of taking time out for yourself to pursue private interests. In my case, the most recent example is a 10-week hike through the Alps in 2014. And foreign postings are also on offer. The offices and partners of CADFEM throughout the world provide plenty of opportunity. I myself worked at the CADFEM office in Greenville, South Carolina, USA for a while.
CADFEM places particular emphasis on further training for its employees to ensure that they remain able to tackle the constantly changing requirements in our field. My further training in 2016 and 2017 took place at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil in eastern Switzerland, in the field of numerical flow simulation. I successfully wrapped up the six-month part-time Computational Fluid Dynamics certificate course in April 2017 and even managed to gain ECTS-recognized points for a masters.
Here they always take the preferences and interests of the employee into consideration.
Career stages at CADFEM
• Physics studies
• From CADFEM client to CADFEM employee
• Computational engineer
• Instructor for CADFEM seminars
• Switch to Sales
The story of Dirk Peters in detail
After my physics studies, I began working as a research associate in the field of physics at Philipps University Marburg, where I completed my dissertation on the subject of semi-conductor physics with implanted ions. It was only when I began my career in the auto industry that I became familiar with ANSYS software. What really helped me at the time were a range of CADFEM courses as well as the CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conferences, which I was already attending regularly when I was a CADFEM client.
For me, ANSYS simulation software is like a virtual physical lab which provides an excellent complement and consolidation to measurement technology and real labs and thus provides incredibly important findings for optimization in product and process development that you wouldn’t otherwise get.
I then switched from my previous company to CADFEM in 2009, starting as a computational engineer. In particular, it was the option of engaging even more intensively with domains of physics beyond structural mechanics that made me want to tackle this new and exciting challenge.
In the following years, I was in the CADFEM Technology team in the areas of support, consultation, project development, software testing, support and training for our clients. For many years, the focus of my activities was on conducting seminars and the further development of certain seminars with topics like “Linear Dynamics/Vibration Technology” as well as multiphysics-related simulation applications.
Then in mid-2017, after eight years in the Technology team, I took on a new role at CADFEM related to overall software consultation and sales.
One of my key tasks is to provide comprehensive advice on our simulation software ANSYS, both to existing clients who want to discover new ANSYS tools, as well as to potential clients who have never used ANSYS simulation software before.
I find it really exciting to share knowledge and enthusiasm for the different ANSYS software tools as well as the complementary tools that we offer, and to work with our clients to develop the solution that works best for them. Here it is communication and collaboration with our clients as well as the excellent, cooperative and enjoyable working relationships with my colleagues in all areas (Technology, Sales, Administration) that really represent the highlights of my work at CADFEM.
It is great that CADFEM offers the option of getting to know various fields of activity, and that you are encouraged to try out new things.