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Application Engineer, Off-Highway

Detroit, MI
United States

Title: Application Engineer – Heavy Vehicle North America


Job Summary

Exa Corporation (NASDAQ: EXA) continues to expand and is actively hiring application engineers to join our growing team to support customers in the heavy vehicle industries. We are particularly interested in candidates that have the drive and ability to work directly with major OEM customers to solve challenging thermal design and aeroacoustic problems using Exa’s industry-leading simulation software.


As an Application Engineer on the Heavy Vehicle North American Team you will have the opportunity to develop your technical and customer management skills for a successful career at Exa. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Consulting Service Projects: Become an expert in Exa’s PowerFLOW software to develop and present strong technical analysis and design recommendations to customers with real-world problems 

  • Pre-Sales Support: Work cooperatively with the technical and sales team on “Proof-of-Concept” projects to demonstrate value and build confidence for new customer applications 

  • Customer Support: Provide training expertise and the use of best practices for heavy vehicle applications to support customers, while providing feedback to Exa’s product and application management teams 


Heavy Vehicle Industries:

  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Defense/Military 

  • Construction Equipment
  • Specialty Vehicles 

  • Locomotive / Rail 


Career Tracks & Development:

The Application Engineer position provides an excellent foundation for rewarding work and significant career advancement. Career tracks can include: 

  • Technical Specialist: Aerodynamics, Thermal Management, Aeroacoustics 

  • Account Management: Technical Account Manager or Sales Executive
  • Technical and Marketing Management: Application Management, Product Management


Exa is a customer driven company that requires dedicated entrepreneurial individuals with the talent and flexibility to accomplish its aggressive goals. If you are an ambitious team player with keen technical skills and a desire to continue learning new technologies, while working in a fast-paced environment, this may be the place for you! 



  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent Strong background and interest in thermo-sciences and engineering analysis Solid knowledge of fluid dynamic fundamentals
  • Outstanding English communication and presentation skills 

  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills 

  • Strong desire for continuous learning 

  • Willingness to travel (US domestic ~10%) after training 

Additional Skills:

  • Working knowledge of diesel engine and powertrain cooling systems 

  • Familiarity of agricultural and/or construction products 

  • Familiarity with Unix environment and scripting 

  • Experience with common CAD or CAE Tools is a plus 



For immediate consideration, please send your resume to with the Job Title: Application Engineer - Detroit in the Subject line.



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