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Principal Developer, Cloud Solutions



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

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Position Overview

Looking for an opportunity for your skills and abilities to influence the strategic direction of a major software company?

Autodesk's Research Engineering is hiring a Principal Software Developer. Reporting to our Senior Manager of Engineering, you'll develop prototype cloud solutions for strategic research projects, demonstrating innovations for Autodesk products.

You'll collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and domain experts in manufacturing, robotics, architecture, computer vision, machine learning, and generative design. You'll help us design and implement new systems, maintain and enhance existing systems. You'll also advise others on decisions related to technologies you are familiar with.

As a member of Research Engineering, you'll play an important role shepherding "what-if" ideas into tangible proof of concept demonstrations and prototypes. You would also identify common technology needs within Autodesk Research and plan solutions to meet them. Autodesk Research is a hotbed of rapidly evolving projects, experimenting with cutting edge technologies, and delivers solutions with real-world benefits for our customers and society. Research Engineering is a supportive, international team of experienced developers, UX designers and QA specialists.

This position is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


  • Collaborate with scientists and software engineers in Autodesk Research to develop prototype cloud solutions demonstrating innovation

  • Work closely with our enterprise solutions team to ensure cloud deployments are aligned with corporate security and trust best practices

  • Maintain a productive relationship with our platform development team and ensure our prototype cloud solutions leverage Autodesk's platform

  • Capture and document successful platform integrations and highlight opportunities to improve the platform based on research prototypes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience devising suitable system architectures for full stack cloud solutions

  • Experience with AWS solutions for cloud solution development and deployment (cloud devops, security, etc.)

  • Experience working in a research & development context, working on novel solutions

  • 5+ years of experience experience developing commercial software solutions (ideally in computer software or hi-tech industry)

  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related



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About Autodesk
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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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