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Principal Software Developer (Graphics)



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

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Position Overview

Autodesk is seeking an experienced Principal Software Developer to join the Autodesk Graphics Platform (AGP) team in Toronto, Canada. The role can be based out of Montreal, Vancouver or remotely in Canada.

The Autodesk Graphics Platform (AGP) is 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 Open USD-Based, Graphics Pipeline for Web, Mobile, and Desktop. You will be part of an established, tight-knit yet geographically distributed team of developers.

This role is hybrid. Autodesk supports FLEX working model.

You will report to Senior Engineering Manager, Graphics.


  • Design and write readable, maintainable, and extensible code that can last for years

  • Produce both unit tests and developer documentation for any new code

  • Debug existing subsystems, identify problem areas in the code, provide both quick temporary workarounds and high-quality, lasting solutions as needed

  • Optimize existing code on a variety of platforms, and generate performance and unit tests to catch any regressions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience delivering professional software

  • Strong experience with computer graphics application development

  • Strong object-oriented, software architecture, and C++ skills are required

  • Experience developing on Windows with Visual Studio

  • Good written and verbal English communication skills

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with USD, Hydra, and MaterialX

  • Experience with graphics APIs (such as DirectX, OpenGL, Vulkan, Metal), and shading languages (such as HLSL, GLSL, OSL)

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 Canada-BC based roles, we expect a starting base salary between $131,500 and $180,840. 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.

Diversity & Belonging
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Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk?

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