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Senior Software Developer, Big Data



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

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Position Overview

Autodesk is looking for a Senior Software Developer, Big Data with experience building data pipelines to join our Enterprise Data Engineering & Visualisation (EDEV) team. The EDEV Team is chartered with building data pipelines and solutions that allow our users to obtain important business insights. These solutions serve as the building blocks for all data engineers, data scientists and data analysts throughout the organisation. Also, this team establishes and promotes data engineering best practices across Autodesk, leading efforts to make data an integral part of decision-making at Autodesk. You will build data solutions for complex data transformation pipelines, and lending technical expertise within the group.

You will report to Senior Software Development Manager based in the US. This role is based out of Toronto, in a hybrid mode. Autodesk supports FLEX working model.


  • Automate data transformations against data sourced from a variety of systems including desktop, web, and mobile product usage logs and business systems data

  • Develop solutions applying CI/CD processes to orchestrate automated batch and NRT (Near Real Time) pipelines running PySpark and dbt data transformations using Apache Airflow

  • Use programming languages used for data manipulation, including SQL, Python, Spark, PySpark, Spark SQL, Java, Jinja

  • Design, develop, execute, and document software solutions to address complex data collection, processing, transformation, and testing

  • Collaborate with peer organisations, DevOps, support organisations on technical issues and help troubleshoot code level problems and performance issues

  • Recommend architectural standards, best practices and quality assurance processes for data related systems and applications

  • Build data quality and durability tracking mechanisms to provide visibility into and address changes in data ingestion, processing, and storage

  • Lead and/or help design data schemas to ensure common protocols and storage mechanisms are used across all data services

  • Partner with data and software architects to design data models, APIs or other architectural elements

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in cloud ETL, ELT and near-real time data collection, transport, and processing technologies

  • 3+ years of experience with data modeling, including the design of schemas optimized for data retrieval

  • 5+ year of experience in programming with SQL, Python, Spark, PySpark, Spark SQL, Java, Jinja and related languages

  • 3+ years of experience working with a big data environment including Hadoop, Hive, Spark and Presto

  • Experience creating detailed technical documentation which addresses business requirements

  • Experience architecting and implementing data testing solutions

  • Experience working with a big data environment including Hadoop, Hive, Spark and Presto

  • Proficiency in building data transformation and analysis using PySpark and dbt

  • Experience working with workflow management tools, like Airflow and Azkaban

  • Experience working with GitHub, Jira, and Jenkins

  • Familiarity with data governance frameworks, SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), and Agile methodology

  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills and continuous interest in learning best of class technologies around data warehousing, data wrangling, data quality, data governance and data ethics

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About Autodesk
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