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Software Development Manager, Business Platforms Engineering


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Position Overview

Are you looking for a high energy team where you can make a direct contribution to Autodesk’s digital business transformation, bringing in engineering practices to Engineering organization? Are you looking to join a company with a vision to imagine, design, and create a better world?

As a key part of a Business Platform Engineering technology modernization initiative, we are investing in present and future capability, building a new execution platform to integrate to our portfolio of packaged finance applications to deliver a higher level of service, reliability, scale and functionality to our key internal customers and stakeholders.

Business platform Engineering delivers capabilities to support our evolving business models and finance operations. We originate, plan, build and run the foundational applications and services for Autodesk’s $4+ business and must be able to scale with Autodesk’s growth to $10B and beyond.

We are not a traditional IT organization; we are building an engineering platform that will integrate our crucial business and finance services with internal customers using modern techniques such as APIs and service-oriented-architecture. We focus on cloud and integration technologies, methods and architectures. In addition, we are transforming our culture and embracing an engineering focus with modern engineering practices such as dev-ops, product management and quality, CI/CD.

Autodesk is seeking an experienced Software Engineering Manager with a background in Enterprise Integrations, API development, SOA and AWS to join our team You will be responsible for building, leading, and inspiring a new team of Software Engineers and Product Owners. This is a manager-level role with a high level of influence and responsibility.

Autodesk’s Business Platforms Engineering teams are chartered with the Plan & Build phases of a wide portfolio of software and applications supporting Autodesk’s business, Offer to Order, finance, and reporting domains. With our business model transformation underway (moving from selling perpetual software licenses to cloud-based subscription services), we are making substantial investments in Cloud Based Finance Toolsets, Big Data and Enterprise Data Management. As part of that, we have a need for a seasoned hands on Engineering Leader to lead a team to clear the path for this transformation. The ideal candidate will have experience leading software engineering teams of 10 or more people and be willing to provide hands-on technical leadership in addition to management duties. A thorough understanding of modern cloud-based software development, build and maintain API’s on cloud platforms such as AWS and middleware like MuleSoft. Understanding or release practices including CI/CD is essential.


Software Development & Project Management:

  • Maintain a competent level of technical and subject matter expertise to work effectively with team members and broader Autodesk community
  • Work with Architects and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for building re-usable services and frameworks
  • Guide the utilization or development of a robust CI/CD capability
  • Work with test automation team to drive test automation maturity with vertical workstreams
  • Prioritize backlog & drive product releases
  • Identify key performance & effectiveness metrics, monitor & adjust to goals
  • Provide ongoing technical oversight to Engineers and Product Owners in the development of agile team development backlogs summarizing requirements

Leadership & Team Management:

  • Recruit and hire staff of talented software engineers and product owners including contractors
  • Distill strategic intent into structured product release roadmaps that are compelling and achievable
  • Participate actively in development and adaptation of development & release processes
  • Mentor & guide team members work towards organizational and professional goals
  • Inspire & inspire team members to achieve maximum productivity and creativity
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning, risk taking & experimentation
  • Reinforce Autodesk cultural values to foster a rewarding & respectful work environment

Communication & Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with Architects to establish high level standards, priorities and architectural vision
  • Coordinate with Architects and business analysts’ teams to receive feedback and provide guidance in proper adaptation of core architectural elements.
  • Work with QA automation team to meet quality targets
  • Work with Architects to translate the vision into actionable outcomes for engineers
  • Manage expectations with internal stakeholders and customers
  • Establish, maintain and leverage key personal relationships within DBP organization and the larger Autodesk community
  • Requirements
  • 10+ years of experience in software development with at least 4 of them as a manager
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills with an ability to state things simply and persuasively for a variety of audiences – internal, external, business and technical
  • Highly motivated, disciplined and self-directed with a commitment to excellence
  • Exceptional planning, facilitation, dependency management, risk management & analysis skills
  • Ability to execute and manage performance and expectations within a cross-functional, matrix management environment
  • Experience developing cloud-based software products and services using API first strategy. Familiarity with modern tools & practices for API development, monitoring & publishing
  • Prior experience with running horizontals team that supports the needs of vertical engineering
  • Familiarity with Scrum/Agile/ Lean Startup methodologies. Experience working in a rapid prototyping environment a plus
  • Familiarity with modern cloud software lifecycle practices including CI/CD, dev-ops and automated testing in an AWS environment
  • Ensure follow of Industry Best Practices in security, privacy, coding, architecture, etc
  • Effective communication to solve the blocking issues and ease integrations
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, IT or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with geographically diverse teams and remote employees a plus
  • Technical fluency; understanding and discussing architectural concepts, schedule tradeoffs, and new opportunities with technical team members

The Ideal Candidate

  • You are a natural leader with a vision
  • Demonstrates Courage to challenge status quo
  • You know how to motivate and inspire your reports to succeed
  • You can spot and attract amazing talent
  • You have a passion for being a mentor and a teacher
  • You take risks and can make quick decisions
  • You can take vague requirements, clarify and drive them to execution
  • You have a passion for continuous integration and continuous delivery

A Glimpse Of What We Offer..

  • Cool technology & people to work with
  • Growth experience in a cutting edge, global product software company recognized internationally as a leader in Design & Innovation
  • Open space office concept
  • Flexible working hours
  • Outstanding benefits package
  • Non-profit donation matching through our foundation
  • Free coffee and tea bar
  • Access to tutorials and training


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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