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Principal Software Engineer (Electronics CAD)



Software Engineering
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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Position Overview

As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk accelerates better design through an unparalleled depth of experience and a broad portfolio of software to give customers the power to solve their design, business, and environmental challenges. This is an exciting time to join us on our multi-year journey to disrupt the Design to Manufacture world with 'Fusion' by delivering unprecedented value and converging workflows with cloud-based technology. We are rapidly combining many world leading technologies and teams into the Fusion family.

The role is in the Fusion Electronics Organisation within the Product Design and Manufacturing Solutions division. This team defines and builds the ECAD solution within the Fusion family of products. We are looking for a passionate Principal engineer to join our Pune-based scrum team to help us fulfil the mission of the organization which is to deliver best ECAD/MCAD integration experience in the industry. You will use your software programming skills to implement the next generation features and functionalities of our product, and have the opportunity to work with a world-class software engineering team.


  • Contribute to the team's vision and articulate strategies to have fundamental impact at our massive scale.

  • You will need a product-focused mindset. It is essential for you to understand requirements and architect systems to scale and extend to accommodate those needs

  • Diagnose complex problems in distributed systems, develop and document technical solutions and sequence work to make fast, iterative deliveries and improvements

  • Build and maintain high-performance, fault-tolerant and scalable framework that is performant and can handle our massive scale

  • Review code developed by other developers and provide feedback to ensure best practices (e.g., style guidelines, checking code in, accuracy, testability, and efficiency)

  • Establish and uphold best engineering practices through thorough code and design reviews and improved processes

  • Groom junior engineers through mentoring and delegation

  • Help team to remove obstacles, guide solutions for challenges, predict risks and figure out mitigation plan

  • Promote a culture of trust, respect and inclusion within your team

  • Design & defining the interaction between the different components

  • Fast prototyping of features and get feedback.

  • Develop new features in C++, Python and QT.

  • Have knowledge of software architecture tools and techniques to achieve the right business outcome

  • Work with an extended team of software developers, QAs and product designers and other worldwide engineering sites

  • Learn, Proactive and must expand the technical breadth and depth, and develop T-shaped skills

  • Be flexible, proactive and respond quickly to multiple priorities under changing conditions and Agile process environment

  • Working within large software systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, or related field

  • 10 to 15 yrs of software development experience with C++ and Python

  • Familiarity and/or experience with computer aided design (CAD) tools

  • Familiarity and/or experience with electronics design: schematics, pcb layout, library part creation

  • Demonstrable working knowledge of desktop application software development

  • Knowledge of User-Interface (UI) programming methodologies, tools, and techniques

  • Experience with Source code control systems such as GIT, github, or other

  • Knowledge of Task management systems such as JIRA, other

  • Knowledge of Agile software development practices such as SCRUM

  • Experience with Standard C++ Libraries and commonly used containers and algorithms

  • Working experience with modern IDEs such as XCODE, Visual Studio, CLION or similar

  • Modern C++ (14, 17, 20 +) specification, architecture frameworks, techniques and patterns

Preferred Qualifications

    • The ideal candidate has some practical experience programming in C++ and Python, having worked on several projects of some complexity with related and demonstrable skills, and with some real responsibility delivering working software

    • In addition, this candidate should have great interest and some experience in creating software tools

    • Solid understanding of common design patterns, algorithms, build systems, and modern source control systems are also desired

    • Willing to take challenges and stretch comfortable zone to grow.

    • The ideal candidate thrives in a structured, agile, and collaborative team environment, and can take on tasks of a wide range of focus as needed


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