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Senior Software Development Manager (Platform Services)



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

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Position Overview

Autodesk is looking for an experienced Senior Software Development Manager to join the Autodesk Platform Services Software Development team in Toronto, Canada.

The APS Platform offers API's and services that help our customers access and use their design and engineering data on the cloud. You will report to the Director, Software Development based in the US. This is a hybrid role ( 1 - 2 times per week in the office).

You will lead a technical team that will be developing scalable cloud services in an Agile environment. You will nurture talent, develop and advocate best engineering practices, and provide guidance and mentoring to your team to deliver high-quality solutions to their customers.

You will be part of and to help evolve the software development discipline in a lean/Agile environment and to contribute to an organisation committed to continuous improvement.


  • Lead Main Business Outcome / Initiatives. Accountable for multiple large-scale main results. Lead and contribute to development of our goals and long-term strategy of the services

  • Promote best engineering practices and coordination among other teams

  • Collaborate with Product Managers and other partners to achieve business outcomes and deliver high-quality software meeting customer needs

  • Inspire, motivate and coach team members to achieve maximum productivity, optimal creativity and efficiency

  • Mentor team members to develop their careers and to achieve individual success

  • Hire and develop top engineering talent

  • Enhance engineering efficiency; observe the team, identify opportunities, and influence the improvement

  • Manage the unknowns and help teams manage through the uncertainties

  • Promote customer-centricity and engineering excellence in teams

Minimum Qualifications

  • 15+ years of hands on experience in the industry involving developing cloud scale and server applications and services

  • 8+ years of experience leading and managing cross -functional development teams

  • 3+ years of experience managing other managers, leads, senior developers and architects

  • Experience leading teams developing large, scalable, available and resilient cloud data systems

  • Experience building API strategy and API strategy

  • Experience with AWS cloud services

  • Exposure to information retrieval / search systems; Lucene, Elastic Search, OpenSearch systems

  • Exposure to compute platforms, large-scale cloud compute systems

  • Experience hiring talented developers and setting up teams for success

  • Experience managing geo distributed teams across different time zones

  • Bachelour degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field

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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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