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Senior Technical Program Manager, Foundations - Generative AI



Software Engineering, IT, Operations, Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

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Job Title: Senior Technical Program Manager, Foundations - Generative AI

Position Overview

Autodesk is leading the transformation of the AEC industry, integrating AI technology into our products. We're enhancing our applications with cloud-native capabilities, including data at scale, edge computing, AI-based solutions, and advanced 3D modeling and graphics. This innovation is happening across our flagship products—AutoCAD, Revit, and Construction Cloud—and Forma, our new Industry Cloud.

At Autodesk, we believe that Artificial Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) represent the biggest opportunity to improve the design and make experience for our customers. Autodesk's commitment to AI & ML has sponsorship from the office of the CTO, and executive leaders of the product organizations.

As a Senior Technical Program Manager on the AEC Solutions team, you will be in the driver's seat for our visible, highly important AEC Generative AI program influencing our approach to building our machine learning and data pipelines that will power our industry cloud. You will be part of a versatile group of AI Researchers, ML Engineers, Software Architects, and Experience Designers who are building cutting-edge foundation models and generative AI tools for the AEC industry. You will be partnering across functions and groups to create roadmaps, scope programs and align them with our priorities, define milestones and success metrics, and ensure we are building scalable, secure, reliable, efficient AI/ML solutions and platforms.

You will help drive the AEC Generative AI initiative translating strategic direction and organization-level goals into executable workstreams and programs. You will need to influence senior leadership and executive stakeholders as we make important technical decisions and resource commitments. You are expected to be an accelerating factor in realizing the AEC Generative AI vision and will greatly impact the AEC tools of the future. You will play a critical role in maintaining our digital infrastructure, driving strategic partnerships, and ensuring cohesive collaboration across our rapidly evolving organization. If you are motivated by the prospect of optimizing design processes, spearheading impactful projects, and leading a team to deliver impact, we encourage you to apply.

Report: You will report to the Senior AI/ML Development Manager in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Solutions Team.

Location: We support hybrid work, and you work near our Boston, Massachusetts or Toronto, Canada offices. This role follows East Coast hours.


  • Collaborate with the AEC Generative AI Leadership team to plan, operationalize, and execute the AEC Generative AI vision
  • Ensure tasks are coordinated, progress is consistently monitored, and stakeholders are kept informed
  • Lead and execute key cross-organizational special projects to ensure overall strategic alignment with organizational goals
  • Identify, maintain, and grow key partnerships and collaborations with cross-functional, cross-organization stakeholders to ensure the best technical implementation outcomes
  • Champion continuous learning and communication by helping the AEC Generative AI team build technical and soft skills by promoting knowledge sharing, mentoring, and bringing in other training programs
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, lead escalations, make tradeoffs, and balance our needs versus technical constraints
  • Simplify technical complexity and lead well-educated decisions across product, engineering, design, and research representatives
  • Communicate progress across organizational boundaries and levels from individual contributors to senior executives
  • Define organization-wide processes
  • Supervise the update and creation of content in design resources to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Organize and provide essential administrative support for design meetings, reviews, and team members.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Program Management and Strategic Planning experience
  • BS or MS in Statistics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Data Science or other related fields
  • Previous experience in AI technology and practices, with a focus on how to apply AI in commercialized professional products.
  • Prior experience leading a product through initial research to a commercially available offering.
  • Embody data-driven decision-making while ensuring an inclusive and collaborative culture
  • Experience managing teams with a collaborative and empowering approach
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills

Other Qualifications

  • Experience in the AEC industry, Autodesk products such as Revit, and AEC data schemas and standards.
  • Experience building scalable and resilient data ingestion and processing pipelines, monitoring and self-healing systems that power AI-based solutions for AEC workflows
  • Experience working with scrum and Agile development processes and methodologies
  • Comfortable with a dynamic business structure and able to adapt to changes swiftly

Ideal Candidate

  • You easily collaborate with other members of an Agile team to get products and components developed and completed.
  • You are constantly striving to learn new technologies and methodologies.
  • You exhibit a low tolerance for inefficiency and have a burning desire to automate anything that can be automated.
  • You are adaptable, customer-focused, and seek new ways to solve hard problems.
  • You have a passion for making simple, scalable solutions that can easily be adopted and adapted by other teams

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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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