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Software Architect - AutoCAD Mobile (iOS and Android)



Software Engineering, IT
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

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Position Overview

At Autodesk, we are obsessed with building tools for people who imagine, design, and make a better world for the 10 billion people living on our planet. Our clients make the tallest buildings in the world, innovate on new green, affordable housing for low income communities, put rockets into space, invent solutions for bringing fresh water to famine affected countries, 3d print cheap prosthetic limbs for the needy in 3rd world countries, design and make the products in your home and in your pocket, and bring stories and experiences to life that leap off the screen and inspire the world.

Helping those teams do what they do better, faster and with less negative impact on the world is the mission that pulls us all out of bed every morning.

Our focus on the AutoCAD product development team is to continue the success of the world’s leading CAD family of applications and deliver value to a new generation of customers, on whatever platforms they choose. Our efforts to bring AutoCAD to new platforms has been publicly recognized by some of the biggest tech companies in the world (e.g. Apple, Google, Microsoft) in their various keynote events and helps set the industry standard for how cross platform development is done.

The person we are seeking for is a passionate and experienced software engineer who can work with us to combine the cutting-edge techniques and bring the AutoCAD user experience to next level on mobile Platform. We expect the candidate to have deep knowledge of iOS and Android platform, be mindful of the impact to AutoCAD Mobile customers when developing the product and can work with cross functional and platform teams to deliver high quality product on schedule.


  • Provide technical leadership within the organization by creating and reviewing high-quality architecture designs, providing technical solutions and leading technical discussions.

  • Work closely with product managers, user experience designers, tech leads, etc. to translate business needs and assess opportunities by evaluating technical feasibility and translate it to well-documented engineering solutions

  • Provide strategic advice to leadership team for the technical direction of AutoCAD mobile products

  • Take an active part in the global architect forum by representing Vancouver site, leading cross org initiative and communicating decisions and action-items to the relevant people

  • Ensure the solution implementations achieve the desired quality attributes, such as performance and optimization, scalability, extensibility, security, and resiliency

  • Be a role model for applying software development best practices

  • Deep understanding of the business domain both technically and product wise. Understanding the challenges, customers pain points and needs and the competitor landscape

  • Escort the dev teams during implementation. Providing support and help as needed

  • Mentor the tech leads and senior developers

  • Take an active part in shaping and implementing our engineering excellence

  • Initiate plans and solutions that will push the organization forward and take us to the next step in achieving our goals

  • Put efforts in creating broad consensus, resolving conflicts and maintaining an effective, healthy and pleasant workspace environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

  • 10+ years hands-on experience with iOS and Android or relevant software development technologies and frameworks

  • Broad knowledge and proven experience in software architecture

  • Demonstration of high levels of ownership and accountability

  • Experience of designing and implementing complex cross-platform software architecture

  • Deep knowledge and experience in AWS infrastructure, services and tools

  • A deep familiarity with Objective-C, Swift, Java and Kotlin

  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies

  • Great interpersonal skills and communication skills. Ability to drive broad consensus and alignment across teams and GEOs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Attention to details

  • Ability to work in a global and distributed environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have published one or more iOS apps in the app store

  • Optimization and benchmarking skills

  • Familiarity with CAD software (Architectural, Mechanical, or Civil design)

  • ML/AI operations experience

  • Software development experience in a web environment

  • Experience building Android apps


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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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