Tech Jobs for Talents without Borders
English-1st. Relocation-friendly. Curated daily by Imagine.
4,719 Jobs at 191 Companies

Principal Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Job Requisition ID #


Position Overview

Autodesk's Desktop Connector team is looking for a passionate Principal Software Engineer to join our team. This role will report to the Sr. Manager, Software Development. Our organizational ecosystem comprises desktop applications and cloud services. You will drive key parts of the implementation of the desktop connector application, which interacts with major Desktop products and Autodesk services like BIM, AutoCAD, C3D. This is an opportunity to work on applications that directly impact the millions of users of Autodesk products. You will be part of an agile engineering team of smart and highly motivated software engineers building world-class cloud software applications. You will work in a global organization and collaborate with local and remote colleagues from various disciplines like business, engineering, operations, and support. You would work with the latest technologies in a flexible environment.


  • You will contribute to all aspects of software development, from design to estimation to development and testing
  • You will develop, debug, and build automated tests for multiple programming assignments
  • You will partner with product owners, software architects, and other software engineers to iteratively turn high-level requirements into product enhancements that are delivered to customers incrementally
  • Contribute to improvements in processes and deliverables that increase the effectiveness of the team in responding to customer and business need
  • You will design and implement reusable and modular components that fit into existing services

This role is hybrid in Toronto, Ontario.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience, developing software in .Net, well versed in using design patterns and developing complex solutions
  • 5+ years experience with C# and developing windows forms, WPF applications
  • Understanding of architectural patterns such as dependency injection
  • Experience developing and consuming REST APIs and optimizing for performance
  • Experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC) processes, and Agile methodologies, including Kanban/Sprint.
  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in desktop development with understanding of components involved in a desktop app like DropBox
  • 2+ years' experience with WCF and inter-process communication
  • 2+ years' experience working in industry leading cloud platforms like AWS or similar
  • Experience in building, running, and monitoring applications on a large scale
  • Experience with multi-repo GIT code bases, profiling tools, testing frameworks, scripts, automated CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with relational or non-relational databases and database design principles at cloud scale


Learn More

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!

Salary transparency

Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive compensation package. Offers are based on the candidate’s experience and geographic location. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on discretionary annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock or long-term incentive cash grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Diversity & Belonging
We take pride in cultivating a culture of belonging and an equitable workplace where everyone can thrive. Learn more here:

Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk?

Please search for open jobs and apply internally (not on this external site).