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Software Architect, Licensing, Remote or Hybrid/Remote



Software Engineering, IT
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

Job Requisition ID #


Position Overview

Embark on an enriching journey with Autodesk as a Software Architect, stepping into an important position important to the transformation and modernization of our mission-critical licensing platform. We are at the forefront of the company's licensing needs and have tremendous visibility and impact across all of Autodesk. The platform stack is complex and is integrated with the desktop as well as cloud products. In this role, you will influence the trajectory of our software systems. You will focus on improving the resiliency and scalability of the platform. You will ensure alignment with the latest industry best practices. In this capacity, you'll mentor a geographically dispersed development team, elevating the standards of engineering excellence across the board. Join us in shaping the future of software architecture at Autodesk. As part of this role, you will be reporting to the Director of Engineering.

This job will be fully remote with occasional onsite workshops/meetings. This job also might need occasional travel to APAC.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gain an understanding of the current system's architecture and functionality

  • Develop a strategic direction for the licensing platform and ensure that the tactical direction is to support the larger strategy

  • Drive broad consensus and agreement across teams and GEOs

  • Lead the design and implementation of scalable, maintainable software solutions

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to a geographically distributed development team, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing

  • Ensure the security, performance, and reliability of the platform

  • Stay informed about emerging technologies and industry trends, incorporating them into the platform's architecture by conducting code and architecture reviews

  • Raise the bar within the team and across the organization

  • Partner with Product Management and Business leads regarding future platform and technology issues and the effect of decisions on all projects

  • Create formal networks with industry and cross organizational leadership communities to develop standards, and foster platform growth

  • Work on issues where analysis of situations or data requires and evaluation of intangibles

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience building large-scale distributed systems

  • Have designed and implemented complex software systems

  • Broad knowledge of AWS, server programming, databases, and cloud architectures

  • Experience working with container frameworks (Docker) and container orchestration tools (AWS ECS, Kubernetes)

  • Experience with Microservices, API architecture and management

  • Work experience in a global and distributed environment

  • Experience working in u is required

  • Technology stack: Java/Spring, AWS/Containers, Go, R, and Python

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About Autodesk

Welcome to Autodesk! Amazing things are created every day with our software – from the greenest buildings and cleanest cars to the smartest factories and biggest hit movies. We help innovators turn their ideas into reality, transforming not only how things are made, but what can be made.

We take great pride in our culture here at Autodesk – our Culture Code is at the core of everything we do. Our values and ways of working help our people thrive and realize their potential, which leads to even better outcomes for our customers.

When you’re an Autodesker, you can be your whole, authentic self and do meaningful work that helps build a better future for all. Ready to shape the world and your future? Join us!


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Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive compensation package. For U.S.-based roles, we expect a starting base salary between $160,000 and $258,720. Offers are based on the candidate’s experience and geographic location, and may exceed this range. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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