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Location: San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR or Home Office- United States

Position Overview

The Digital Help & Experience team is looking for a Principal Engineer to join a team whose efforts are part of the digital transformation of the company. Your focus will be on delivering feature-rich web experiences and services for our customers, providing new ways for them to interface with Autodesk reliably and at scale. You will help lead the full-stack development of our support portal, leveraging Drupal, React, Docker, and other innovative web and devops technologies. This requires understanding complex business requirements, back-office systems, and user experience flows, all while delivering a forward-thinking, feature-rich support platform that will have a direct impact on our customers.


  • Participate in the design and implementation of well-architected and scalable service web architectures through the evaluation, integration and deployment of open source and commercial components
  • Design, code, test, debug and document new and existing functional components to ensure that software meets business, quality and operational needs
  • Build high quality code following unit testing and test driven development
  • Proactively and continuously evaluate and address issues related to performance, stability, scalability, and extensibility of the systems
  • Drive and participate in code and document reviews, providing mentoring where it makes sense
  • Collaborate with peer organizations and support organizations on technical issues and provide guidance
  • Interpret and translate business needs to technical requirements and accurate estimates
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies and processes to ensure the highest quality and performance is achieved
  • Work with team to troubleshoot code level problems quickly and efficiently
  • Apply deep technical expertise to resolve challenging programming and design problems
  • Focus on scalability, security and availability of all applications and processes
  • Contribute to the design and architecture to enable secure, scalable and maintainable software
  • Contribute to risk identification and risk mitigation strategies associated with the architecture
  • Contribute to technical roadmap and technical debt elimination, balancing time, resource, and quality constraints to achieve business and strategic goals and requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years hands-on experience developing scalable, customer facing web and software applications
  • 5+ years experience with PHP and LAMP stacks
  • 5+ years combined experience with Drupal 7 and 8
  • 2+ years experience with Drupal 8
  • 2+ years of experience working with Angular, React, or similar web frameworks
  • Experience integrating, designing, and building REST web services
  • Experience with Docker, CI/CD pipelines, and writing build scripts
  • Experience deploying apps in AWS or similar cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum-based workflows for application development

The Ideal Candidate

  • You are comfortable taking on a technical leadership role in a small team
  • You enjoy partnering with UX, QA, product, analytics, and any other involved teams in order to ensure the best final result
  • You are a lifelong learner and not intimidated by learning new technologies
  • You have a few Drupal 8 projects under your belt, including knowledge of headless implementations, and are ready to do things with Drupal few people have done
  • You see the future impact of client-side frameworks like React and are excited to tackle the opportunities and challenges they present
  • You think that microservices and well-defined APIs are superior to monolithic applications
  • You are interested in devops and the benefits of a strong CI/CD pipeline
  • You write clean, testable, effective code and help others do it too
  • You are comfortable with Agile and participating in sprint ceremonies

About Autodesk

With Autodesk software, you have the power to Make Anything. The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It's disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity. Our software is used by everyone - from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital scientists, students and hobbyists. We constantly explore new ways to integrate all dimensions of diversity across our employees, customers, partners, and communities. Our ultimate goal is to expand opportunities for anyone to imagine, design, and make a better world. 

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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.

To all recruitment agencies: Autodesk does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Autodesk will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Autodesk, Inc.

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