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Software Development Engineer, Data



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

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Position Overview

As a Software Engineer, Data at Autodesk Research, you will work side-by-side with world-class researchers and engineers to build new ML-powered product features that help our customers imagine, design, and make a better world. You are a software engineer who is passionate about solving problems and building things. Our mission is to build scalable data pipelines to aggregate, prepare, and process data for use with machine learning. Your skills span across data processing and distributed systems with a software engineering base. You are excited to collaborate with AI researchers to build generative AI features in Autodesk products. You are comfortable working at the intersection of research and product.

Reporting Structure: You will report to Senior Manager, Autodesk Research, Generative AI.

Location: of this role is hybrid with flexible work locations. We are a global team, located in London, San Francisco, Toronto, and remotely. Autodesk is a hybrid-first company, allowing workers to work remotely, in an office, or a mix of both.


  • Collaborate on engineering projects for product with a diverse, global team of researchers and engineers.

  • Develop scalable distributed systems to process, filter, and deploy datasets for use with machine learning.

  • Process large, unstructured, multi-modal (text, images, 3D models, code snippets, metadata) data sources into formats suitable for machine learning.

  • Conduct and analyze experiments on data to provide insights.

  • Produce data visualizations and summaries to communicate data characteristics to researchers and leadership.

  • Work with our legal and trust teams to ensure compliant and ethical use of data.

  • Develop data pipelines into secure remote environments respecting and demonstrating security best practices.

  • Write testable code that is well documented and easy to understand.

  • Analyze errors and provide solutions to problems that arise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience.

  • 3+ years of experience with software version control, unit tests, and deployment pipelines.

  • You have experience in data modelling, architecture, and processing skills with varied data representations including 2D and 3D geometry.

  • You have experience with:

  • Cloud services & architectures (AWS, Azure, etc.).

  • Documenting code, architectures, and experiments.

  • Relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra).

  • Frameworks such as Ray data, Metaflow, Hadoop, Spark, or Hive.

  • Vector data stores.

  • Proficiency with Linux systems and bash terminals.

  • Knowledge of cloud architectures and networking

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with computational geometry such as mesh or boundary representation data processing.

  • Experience with CAD model search and retrieval, in PLM systems or other searchable CAD databases.

  • Knowledge of statistics.

  • You have experience analyzing data and communicate results using tools such as Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly, R or others.

  • You have knowledge of the design, manufacturing, AEC, or media & entertainment industries.

  • Experience with Autodesk or similar products (CAD, CAE, CAM, etc.).

The Ideal Candidate

  • You have initiative to provide solutions and to learn and develop new technologies

  • Comfortable building prototypes from scratch and writing maintainable code within existing codebases.

  • You enjoy learning & collaborating across global locations.

  • You are comfortable working in newly forming ambiguous areas.

  • You are comfortable building scalable and maintainable systems that will be relied on by others.

Learn More

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!

Salary transparency

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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