Principal Software Engineer, AI/ML Platform

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic software engineer to develop our next-generation AI/ML platform used in the development of Autodesk’s suite of products and services. Join our dynamic and rapidly expanding team to help build innovative capabilities that enable faster and more secure development of generative AI solutions, bolstering the intelligence of our software products, across various domains including construction, manufacturing, and media & entertainment. You will collaborate with research and product engineering spanning the construction, manufacturing, and entertainment sectors, to deliver platform that supports full ML development lifecycle.

Location: Toronto, Canada


  • Innovative System Design: Lead the design and engineering of software systems for the AI/ML Platform, contributing to the full ML development lifecycle
  • Automation and Streamlining: Identify and implement opportunities to automate and streamline ML development processes, fostering efficiency and effectiveness
  • Workflow Automation: You will develop comprehensive systems to automate and optimize laborious processes, integrating them seamlessly into our platform to streamline operations
  • ML Solution Deployment: You will develop tools for building and deploying ML artifacts in production environments, facilitating a smooth transition from development to deployment
  • Big Data Management: Automate and orchestrate tasks related to managing big data transformation and processing, building large-scale data stores for ML artifacts
  • Scalable Services: Design and implement low-latency, scalable prediction, and inference services to support the diverse needs of our users
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate across diverse teams, including machine learning researchers, developers, product managers, software architects, and operations, fostering a collaborative and cohesive work environment
  • Architectural Leadership: Take ownership of critical components of the platform, providing architectural direction, and contributing to the overall success of the AI/ML Platform

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Educational Background: MS in Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience: Over 8 years of experience in software development and engineering, with a solid record of delivering production systems and services
  • Expertise in programming languages such as Python, Java, Go, scripting languages and SQL
  • Demonstrated created problem-solving skills with the ability to break down problems into manageable components
  • In-depth experience with Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services) or Azure cloud technologies
  • Excellent track record in scalable system design and distributed software architecture
  • In-depth experience working with big data technologies, including NoSQL, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, and data pipelines
  • Strong expertise in data platforms, encompassing the design and implementation of scalable and efficient data storage, retrieval, and processing systems
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, fostering teamwork and effective information exchange
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies, including CI/CD & test-driven development
  • Working knowledge with cloud data processing, training, deployment, or operations, such as Snowflake or Databricks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to deploying ML-enabled projects and solutions to production environments
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning Operations practices
  • Exposure to open-source Large Language ModelsTop of FormBottom of Form on Hugging Face like Llama & Mixstral
  • Exposure to ML libraries such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, XGBoost, Pandas, and ScikitLearn
  • Exposure to statistical analysis
  • Past collaboration with data scientists and researchers

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. Offers are based on the candidate’s experience and geographic location. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on discretionary annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock or long-term incentive cash grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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