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Machine Learning Development Manager, Generative AI



Software Engineering, Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Position Overview

If you're looking to make a significant impact and shape the future of the AEC industry, this is the role for you. AI is the future of design and make, and Autodesk is pioneering the transformation of the AEC industry. 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.

As an Machine Learning AI Development Manager for the AEC Solutions group, you will lead your team to build foundation models and machine learning tools for the AEC industry. You will coach your team to collaborate across organizations to build the latest foundation models and generative AI tools for the AEC industry. You will also ensure that we maintain privacy and security standards respecting and safeguarding our customers' data.

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 Toronto, Canada or Boston, MA.


  • Work with your team to help understand requirements, evaluate new features, and help build technology roadmaps.
  • Build a new team by recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Build partnerships with technical leads and important individuals within other functional organizations, to implement compelling solutions.
  • Build an inclusive culture, mentor team members, and provide your team with the tools to reach their goals.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and excellence
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest AI trends and apply this expertise to improve team performance and product quality.
  • Create tactical execution plans and ensure adherence to budgets, schedules, and performance expectations.
  • Educate leaders at Autodesk on best uses and practices of AI
  • Create processes that make gathering and processing large batches of geometry, physics, and design workflow data more automated and frictionless

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS in Machine Learning, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in machine learning engineering or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience as a manager.
  • Experience building an innovative and creative team culture
  • Ability to break down a large, long lead projects into shorter, clear milestones to deliver value incrementally
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across many organizations
  • Experience with Scrum and Agile development processes and methodologies.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience in the AEC industry, Autodesk products such as Revit, and AEC data schemas and standards
  • Experience training deep neural nets, such as CNN and transformers and proficiency in least one deep learning framework, for example PyTorch, TensorFlow
  • Strong fundamentals in 3D geometry and geometric computer vision
  • Exposure to Cloud Computing in AWS and using the SageMaker Studio platform

Ideal Candidate

  • You understand what it takes to develop and deliver scalable and performant data pipelines.
  • You can recruit and identify top talent.
  • You have a passion for being a mentor and a teacher.
  • You know how to motivate your team to achieve their goals.
  • You are curious and passionate about solving complex problems in new domains.
  • You easily communicate progress and build trust with a diverse set of partners.

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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!

Salary transparency

Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive compensation package. For U.S.-based roles, we expect a starting base salary between $149,600 and $242,000. Offers are based on the candidate’s experience and geographic location, and may exceed this range. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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