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Principal Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2024

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Position Overview

Do you excel in an environment working on challenging employee experience products? Do you have a start-up mentality? If this sounds like you… let's talk.

Autodesk's Digital Employee Experience team is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join our software engineering team that delivers products that enrich the employee experience at Autodesk. We have a product engineering culture will empower you to work collaboratively and take accountability for projects at the core of the company using the latest technology industry trends. We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer to work with existing full-stack development teams in their journey towards becoming a world-class, transformational engineering team.

You will work in a hybrid position in Novi, Michigan, reporting to the Manager of Engineering.


  • Play a crucial role in architecting solutions that enhance the employee experience, requiring a deep understanding of both current and emerging technologies

  • Hands-on responsibility of delivering high-value applications with emphasis on cloud-based, AI-powered solutions

  • Lead an autonomous, Agile-based development practice delivering at high velocity

  • Create and adhere to high-quality development principles and engineering practices

  • Promote a culture of metrics-based analysis and decisions

  • Collaborate across teams to ensure reliable, scalable, and secure software solutions

  • Ensure delivery of high-quality solutions by participating in quality assurance efforts

  • Work with stakeholders and product teams, requiring excellent collaborative skills and the ability to coordinate efforts across globally distributed teams

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field

  • Experience with web technology stacks, public cloud platforms (AWS & Azure), Azure OpenAI models, Python, RAG pipelines, Serverless architectures, APIs, and orchestrating AI models using Langchain

  • Utilize AI agents and tools to automate and optimize using Azure OpenAI models and RAG pipelines to enhance employee experience products

  • Experience orchestrating the use of existing Artificial Intelligence models into products using Langchain

  • Experience communicating with technical and non-technical audiences

  • Creative and collaborative approach, committed to engage with engineers and AI Centers of Excellence

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience with GraphQL and Restful APIs

  • Experience in Conversational AI experiences for customer/employee support

  • Experience deciding when to use architectural, integration and software design patterns

  • 1+ years of experience working within the Agile methodology

  • Self-motivated, autonomous, empathetic

  • Experience mentoring peer engineers


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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!


From health and financial benefits to time away and everyday wellness, we give Autodeskers the best, so they can do their best work. Learn more about our benefits in the U.S. by visiting

Salary transparency

Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive compensation package. For U.S.-based roles, we expect a starting base salary between $141,400 and $228,800. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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