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Senior Principal Software Developer - Graphics Platform

Autodesk

Autodesk

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Job Requisition ID #

24WD76903

Position Overview

Autodesk Graphics Platform (AGP) Team is seeking a Senior Principal Software Developer to work on AGP ( Autodesk Graphics Platform) - a shared graphics system used by many Autodesk applications, including Fusion, Revit, Inventor, 3ds Max, and Maya.

You will join a talented technical team in undertaking a complete modernization of the Graphics components - providing Autodesk applications with the ability to support, and exploit, the latest and future generations of graphics technology.

You will help us to shape and adopt Open Standards and Open Source through active industry engagement (Khronos, ASWF, etc), and develop USD-Based, Graphics Pipeline for Web, Mobile, and Desktop.

This role is hybrid. Autodesk supports FLEX working model.

You will report to Senior Engineering Manager, Graphics.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for architecture and design and contributing to the implementation of next-generation desktop graphics platform meant for 2D/3D Design & Drafting, 3D Computer Animation, Modelling & Rendering applications

  • Work with Autodesk Product Team's architects and implementation teams to understand their needs, improve the designs based on their inputs and promote Autodesk Graphics Platform

  • Collaborate with external partners in the graphics domain (Nvidia, AMD, Intel, Microsoft, Apple, Pixar, ILM etc) to stay abreast of the latest developments on their platforms and incorporate necessary changes in the design of the AGP and form alliances on open-source projects when feasible for accelerated co-development

  • As a graphics expert, represent Autodesk at industry conferences and participate in the industry consortium meetings

  • Help the engineering team deliver value on regular cadence to the your team using agile methodologies and principles

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 15+ years of experience in architecting, designing & delivering graphics frameworks that use modern Graphics APIs (Vulkan/DirectX 12/Metal/OpenGL/WebGPU) and shader languages like SPIR-V/HLSL/MetalSL meant for DCC applications

  • Experience developing compute shaders using OpenCL/CUDA or shader languages

  • Advanced C++ optimization / debugging and experience with Graphics domain profiling tools

  • Excellent understanding of Design Patterns, Object-Oriented development and Data Oriented Design using Modern C++

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Linux and Metal development experience is a huge plus

  • Advanced multi-threaded programming skills

  • Familiarity with Emscripten and cross compiling tools and APIs

  • Familiarity with USD, Hydra, and MaterialX desired

  • Experience with mobile device development a plus

  • Git/Github knowledge

  • Knowledge of build and deployment technologies, such as Jenkins, CMake, Docker containers, and Python

About Autodesk

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.

Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk? Please search for open jobs and apply internally (not on this external site). If you have any questions or require support, contact Autodesk Careers.

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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!

Salary transparency

Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive compensation package. For U.S.-based roles, we expect a starting base salary between $160,800 and $260,150. 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.

Diversity & Belonging

We take pride in cultivating a culture of belonging and an equitable workplace where everyone can thrive. Learn more here: https://www.autodesk.com/company/diversity-and-belonging

Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk?

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