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Senior Software Development Manager (Platform)



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

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Position Overview

As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk accelerates better design through an unparalleled depth of experience and a broad portfolio of software to give customers the power to solve their design, business, and environmental challenges.

This is an exciting time to join us on our multi-year journey to disrupt the Design to Manufacture world with Fusion 360 by delivering unprecedented value and converging workflows with cloud-based technology. Reporting to our Senior Software Development Manager for our Platform team, you'll lead a team of experienced software engineers and you'll help us enhance developer productivity, cross-platform device independence and software platform consistency. You'll lead a team of engineers through our product roadmap for the core Fusion 360 platform and help us achieve cross-platform device independence.


  • Lead a team of 6-8 software engineers, QA, Product Owner, Architect working within a Scrum framework on high quality solutions in response to stakeholder requirements.

  • Sustain the performance of your team by communicating clear organizational goals and removing impediments.

  • Set and fulfil the engineering hiring plan for the team, including sourcing, screening, and interviewing.

  • Inspire and motivate team members to improve productivity and foster creativity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement through ongoing feedback, coaching and tracking performance. Support individual training and career development.

  • Oversee both the software development process and technology to help make the right decisions while driving improvements and adjustments.

  • Work with product managers, product owners, software architects and key stakeholders to draft release plans for product delivery.

  • Foster cross-team collaboration to accomplish organizational goals.

  • Be the spokesperson for the team and champion their accomplishments with upper management and adjacent teams.

  • Be comfortable working with globally distributed peers and team members.

  • Be comfortable working with team members who are working in a hybrid-remote model (where not all employees come to the office regularly).

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of professional experience in a technology and/or software company

  • Demonstrated experience managing software development teams responsible for delivering products or services to enterprise customers

  • Experience managing complex software projects with dependencies to other development teams and timelines

  • Deep understanding of all phases of software development lifecycle from analyzing needs to delivery of working software

  • 4+ years of experience leading teams of mid and senior level software engineers, QA, Product Owner and Software Architects

  • Understanding of Agile software development principles

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other engineering discipline (or equivalent experience will be considered)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience delivering a complex platform project

  • Programming and developing software in C++

  • Experience in fast-paced platform/product delivery

  • Leading agile practices

  • Cross platform (Windows, OS-X, Linux) software development experience

  • Mobile, API and Browser development experience

  • Project Management Certification

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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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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.

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