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Autodesk Senior Manager, Platform and Data Security in Boston, Massachusetts

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Security @ Autodesk

Our team of security experts helps Autodesk design, build, deploy and maintain secure products. We are embedding security in the full spectrum of how we build our products from inception, design, development, testing to how we are running them in the cloud as well as how we are responding to any existing or emerging threats to our products or the building blocks of our products and services. Our job is to be one step ahead of the bad guys and use expertise, technology and other resources to thwart their efforts to compromise our products and the environment in which they operate. Our team keeps a single-minded focus on protecting our customer’s data and their investment in our products by strengthening our applications, underlying services and network.

Position Overview

We seek a talented and motivated individual to serve as our Senior Manager, Platform and Data Security. The ideal candidate will drive security strategy, implementation, and practices to secure our cloud and data platforms. In an organization with a diverse range of products, platforms, services, and capabilities, we are accelerating innovation to make security seamless and straightforward to the thousands of engineers across Autodesk.

As the Senior Manager, Platform and Data Security, you will lead a team of senior-level security engineers and professionals responsible for implementing and executing the business's security strategy. You will collaborate with senior leaders to influence engineering and business decisions to improve security. This role emphasizes design and foresight to define practices while also engaging closely with stakeholders with wide backgrounds. The role also includes our data protection function, which drives data security strategy and implementation.


  • Manage a team of engineers, including a mix of people managers and individual contributors

  • Partner with key stakeholders throughout Autodesk, including engineers, senior management, product management, and program management

  • Ensure that Autodesk’s security strategy is aligned with the objectives of our platforms, products, and services

  • Design and build security solutions, frameworks, automation, and orchestration to secure cloud and data platforms

  • Drive implementation of the platform and data security capabilities across desktop, APIs, web, cloud, and mobile eco-systems

  • Identify and implement AI/ML security capabilities in our cloud and data platforms

  • Drive and influence platform and data security across the organization

  • Own all elements of people management, including developing and hiring a high-quality team

  • Think ahead and catch problems before they arise

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in a security domain

  • Strong security background, especially in the fields of data and platform security

  • Experience with cloud computing technologies, especially AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Azure

  • Highly technical with both tactical and strategic capabilities

  • Decision maker with the ability to operate with freedom and autonomy

  • Emphasis on a data-driven, decision-making mindset

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience working with distributed teams and other cross-functional stakeholders

  • Highly collaborative in a fast-paced team environment

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.

Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk? Please search for open jobs and apply internally (not on this external site). If you have any questions or require support, contact Autodesk Careers ( .

Autodesk is the global leader in design and make technology, including industry-leading 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services, that offer customers better outcomes through automation and insights for their design and make processes. With over $3.5 billion in revenue and more than 12,000 employees, Autodesk has established itself as the leading provider of design and make technology that empowers innovators everywhere to achieve the new possible – for products, their businesses and the world. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. With a vision of a better world designed and made for all, Autodesk serves customers in architecture, engineering, and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Its customers design, fabricate, manufacture, and build anything by visualizing, simulating, and analyzing real-world performance early in the design process.