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Autodesk Senior Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

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Position Overview

Location: Novi, MI., Boston, MA, Toronto, Canada. We are open to relocating candidates to these locations.

Autodesk is a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. The work we do at Autodesk touches nearly every person on the planet. By creating software tools for making buildings, machines, and even the latest movie, we get to influence and empower some of the most creative people in the world to solve problems that matter.

The success and growth of Autodesk can be attributed not only to its exceptional products, but also to its unique culture, which brings together the best and the brightest in a combined mission of innovation and creativity. We are continually ranked as a top place to work by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor, and others: A Few Reasons To Work at Autodesk (

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join the Autodesk Platform and Component Services organization. Help us build Autodesk’s Forge platform to empower developers achieve the new possible. You will be part of Autodesk's platform engineering team responsible for designing and building critically important interoperability software components used in hero applications like AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and 3DS Max. You will have a unique opportunity to immerse in a full software development life cycle and enjoy delivering happiness to our valued customers. We are a globally distributed diverse group of engineers who embrace teamwork and collaboration using Agile practices.


  • Design and implement reusable software components and APIs as part of an Agile team

  • Take ownership of the implementation of CAD data exchange software components and features, with high emphasis on quality and sound software engineering practices

  • Participate in software design reviews, conduct code reviews, and provide input and feedback to other members of the development team

  • Develop documents and diagrams to outline relationships between subsystems and participate in reviews of those designs

  • Cross-team collaboration and coordination with stakeholders to ensure reliable, secure, available and scalable releases

  • Coach and mentor less experienced developers

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar experience

  • 5+ years of hands-on Software engineering experience using Modern C++ Knowledge of good software architecture practices including design patterns, object-oriented programming practices, and complex software systems

  • Excellent programming skills developing cross platform desktop software

  • Experience working with third-party libraries, frameworks, and APIs

  • Proven team leadership, interpersonal skills, and ability to get things done

  • Professional work experience converting business requirements into a technical application and systems design

  • Ability to clearly communicate high level strategy and technical details effectively to various levels of business and technical audience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with designing and developing robust and performant APIs, libraries and middleware components

  • Experience with security best practices for both modern cloud service and desktop applications

  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration pipelines

  • Experience building, packaging, installing, deploying, and repairing client platform applications

  • Familiarity with CAD or engineering applications


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.