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Autodesk Principal Software Engineer, Remote US & Canada in Topeka, Kansas

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Position Overview

As a Principal Engineer on the Customer Activation team within Autodesk Construction Solutions, you will be responsible for mentoring the engineering team and leading the technical design to build features that set our customers up for success in the Autodesk Construction Cloud. The Customer Activation team is responsible for customer onboarding, product trials and evaluation, product licensing/subscription management, and much more. We communicate directly with our customers to provide solutions to some of their biggest construction management problems. You will play a critical role in bringing these solutions to life.

Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS) leads the development of Autodesk Construction Cloud (https://construction.autodesk.com/) (ACC).

ACC improves construction management and empowers all builders with connected teams, workflows, and data through a platform where users can interface seamlessly and efficiently across the entire construction life cycle. Our goal is to save time by eliminating redundancies and offering a single platform that entire teams can leverage to convey information effectively. We build the future of construction software.


  • Design, code, test, debug and document new and existing features to ensure that the application meets business, quality, and operational needs

  • Build high-quality, robust code and establish/maintain high standards of code quality and testing

  • Provide guidance to team members on software development best practices

  • Interpret and translate business needs to technical requirements and tasks

  • Apply technical problem-solving skills to design secure, scalable architecture solutions

  • Research and drive adoption of new technologies

  • Identify risks and propose mitigation strategies associated with application architecture

  • Take an active role in code reviews and pull requests

  • Collaborate with a variety of teams in ACS, both domestic and abroad

  • Respond on a rotation basis to escalated incidents after-hours or on weekends to ensure 24/7 availability of our platform

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in software development and web technology stacks

  • 5+ years of production experience building apps on large-scale cloud-based infrastructure

  • Expertise building RESTful APIs, microservices, and front-end interfaces

  • Expertise with JavaScript frameworks (Node.js, React)

  • Expertise with SQL/Postgres DB

  • Strong knowledge of AWS and cloud architectures

  • Strong experience with application maintenance and monitoring tools

  • Strong experience building automation and CI/CD pipelines

  • Experience guiding a team of 3+ software engineers on projects

  • Familiarity with using Docker to build containerized applications

  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to converse fluently with a wide range of audiences including product managers, customers, and software engineers

  • Curiosity to understand and analyze problems, think critically, and devise solutions

  • Remote collaboration skills to work effectively on a distributed team

  • Flexibility under changing conditions and ability to multi-task between projects

  • Passion for growth, learning, and mentoring others

About Autodesk Construction Solutions

Autodesk has fully reimagined the construction business for the digital age, enabling company/ies to address the most important challenges they face today while preparing for new ways of working in the future. The Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS) portfolio connects the office, trailer and field so customers can move seamlessly through each phase of a building’s lifecycle — from design and preconstruction to construction, turnover and operations — with best-in-class solutions that include Assemble Systems, BIM 360, BuildingConnected and PlanGrid. General contractors, subcontractors, and owners around the world rely on ACS to win more work, enhance collaboration, speed decision-making, reduce risk, and improve overall project outcomes.

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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