Current CEO: Dominic Gallello
Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, MSC Software is hailed as one of the world''s first 10 software companies. Formed in 1963 and then known as the MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation, the company''s roots are in the aerospace industry, with its first product, Structural Analysis by Digital Simulation of Analog Methods (SADSAM), being an important component of NASA''s space program in the 1960s.
Today, MSC Software continues its heritage of engineering simulation software with programs developed for myriad industries, including aerospace, defense, electronics, energy, medicine and transportation. It develops multidisciplinary software solutions for thousands of companies, and the company does business in 20 countries, including the United States, Brazil, Germany, India and the U.K. Of its many products, some of the more commonly known include Patran, SimXpert, MSC Fatigue and Actran. With so many products available and countries where the company operates, it is fair to see why MSC makes the bold claim that virtually every major OEM and manufacturer in the world is an MSC customer.
Working at MSC Software can be challenging and rewarding. The company is highly focused on providing value for its customers through both products and education. The MSC culture is one that promotes industry knowledge and training, and it regularly schedules training seminars at many of its facilities worldwide. MSC includes resources for students, both through industry news and analysis, as well as access to free MSC simulation software and tutorials.
The company also publishes Simulating Reality Magazine, a bi-annual publication that covers the latest trends and innovations in simulation technology, with an emphasis on the engineering discipline.
The overall employee outlook on the company is neutral, with many voicing concern over steady declines in the work environment in the past few years. MSC Software benefits for employees have also declined in recent years, with only typical insurance and 401(k) offerings.
Boasting more than 1,000 team members worldwide, MSC is expanding to meet new business demands. With that expansion comes the need for more highly qualified employees, and the company almost always has some sort of positions available. Though many types of opportunities exist, most of the careers available are in the software engineering field. Some of the many MSC Software careers available include:
• Consulting Services
• Information Technology
• Product Development
• Product Management
• Software Development