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Engineering Interns

Pointwise, Inc., the leading independent developer of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) meshing software, seeks Engineering Interns for summer 2017 on our Technical Support, Product Development, and Applied Research teams.

Technical Support

In this position, you will be responsible for assisting with quality assurance testing of new features, generation of grids for benchmarks, and researching various customer-reported issues. Typical tasks may include:

  • Generating structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes on complex 3D configurations across multiple application areas
  • Writing scripts to automate the construction of meshes or the application of a feature using our Tcl-based scripting language, Glyph
  • Developing and executing testing plans for software performance testing on new and existing features
  • Assisting with customer case research
  • Using Windows, Linux, and Mac computers

Product Development

Pointwise product development interns participate in the development, testing, documentation and release of our computer-aided engineering software product. As a summer intern, your activities may include:

  • Writing and/or reviewing C/C++ code (to specifications)
  • Interactive product testing
  • Automated (batch) testing via Tcl/Tk scripts
  • Supervised grid generation project(s)
  • Reviewing and/or writing technical product documentation

To successfully participate in these activities, you will learn to use the following tools:

  • Pointwise mesh generation software and plugin SDK
  • Windows 8/10, Linux and/or Mac OS/X
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012/2015 and/or GNU g++, gmake and gdb
  • Tcl/Tk scripting language
  • YouTrack for defect issue tracking and TeamCity for continuous integration testing
  • TWiki for intranet wiki and collaboration forum

Applied Research

Pointwise Applied Research interns participate in mesh generation research through the design, implementation, and testing of novel mesh generation algorithms. As a summer intern, your activities may include:

  • Writing prototype C/C++ code to investigate mesh generation concepts
  • Performing a literature review in support of mesh generation algorithm development
  • Testing and benchmarking research software

To successfully participate in these activities, you will learn to use the following tools:

  • Pointwise mesh generation software
  • Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS/X operating systems
  • Microsoft Visual Studio or GNU development tools
  • Open source CFD tools, such as, OpenFOAM® and SU2


You are a candidate for an engineering internship if you:

  • Are an excellent communicator, both when speaking and when writing.
  • Are working toward a degree in engineering or a related field.
  • Are interested in meshing and/or CFD as a career.
  • Are a U.S. person due to the position's requirement to work with ITAR-controlled articles.

For a definition of U.S. Person see http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/Webbrfg/tsld018.htm.

Email Your Resume Today

Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@pointwise.com and refer to the Engineering Intern job posting and whether you’re interested in Technical Support, Product Development, or Applied Research.

About Pointwise

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, OpenFOAM, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

Pointwise is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Job candidates must have a current, legal right to work in the United States. Pointwise participates in E-Verify.