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Software Architect – Media & Entertainment

Autodesk

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Job Requisition ID #

22WD57834

Autodesk is seeking a software architect in its Media & Entertainment division to help build future platform that empowers the production of film, tv and video games. Previous experience designing and building platforms is strongly desired as is experience in understanding and automating domain specific workflows.Industry experience in film production and VFX is strongly desired as well.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

STRATEGIC GUIDANCE:

  • Define and drive the product/technology’s strategic direction from a technical perspective, serving as both an information resource to executive management regarding existing performance/capabilities, and as the product/technology’s “visionary”, providing executive management with a grasp of its future capabilities and technical potential.
  • Comprehensive responsibility for the product/technology’s overall architecture to include ongoing reengineering and modification of the existing architecture and for creating and developing architectural advances to accommodate future features and capabilities while maintaining architectural adaptability. Evaluate the feasibility of alternative directions in future architecture/platform development through the creation of models and prototypes. Conduct effective code and architecture reviews. Ensure that the architecture achieves the desire quality attributes, attributes such as security, scalability and resilience, from the end system, product, service or module.
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction to the product/technology’s systems development team. Create technology roadmaps, making assertions about technology directions and determining their consequences for the technical strategy and hence architectural approach. Work with tech leads to communicate technical direction to programming community.
  • Guide the product/technology’s performance management team in identifying performance issues, consulting with technology leads regarding work priorities and systems performance cost – benefit analysis.Evaluate identified pre-release performance issues and consults with Project Management regarding the business impact of delaying the product versus the technical impact of repairing it.
  • Team with Project Management regarding future platform and technology issues and the effect of decisions on current and future projects. Proposes the creation and/or development of advanced foundational architecture that will enable future feature expansion.Explores the feasibility of product/technology modifications through new releases in response to identified user needs/interests/priorities and/or competitor capabilities.Provide consulting support in the identification and development of competitive product strategies to maintain and enhance product differentiation in the marketplace.
  • Align the technical direction with business needs, leading the team to make the correct compromises between short-term business opportunity and long-term technical vision.

TECHNOLOGICAL GUIDANCE:

  • Provide technical leadership within the Product Line Group, the Division, the Company and within the Industry. Act as a leader to the development community; evangelizing, communicating, and distributing technical information.Build relationships with other product groups to ensure common strategy for the company and coordination of efforts.Provide active guidance and direction to business, marketing, and technical teams assist them in understanding their interdependencies.
  • Evaluate soundness of potential technology acquisitions and provides formal analysis of recommendations regarding capabilities, utility within the scope of the Company’s existing technologies, integration issues and technology-based benefits. Investigate new technologies and develop feasibility projections regarding their potential impact upon the future technology marketplace.
  • Contact and develop relationships with third party developers.Explain potential interface with existing products, providing insights into the possibilities of multi product/technology-based solutions to complex technology issues.
  • Prepare and present to Autodesk management and at conferences, both internal and external.Provide training to internal and external audiences.Write and review white papers on technical aspects, future and/or architecture of products.
  • Support infrastructure and operations of services balancing the importance of security, deployment and management of services.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with legal to formalize licenses or other relationships.
  • Mentor new developers on new technologies and career paths.
  • Support the outbound marketing function in order to help them properly craft messaging that accurately touts the technology advantages of our products & solutions.
  • Support the Business Development function in forming partnerships, evaluating technical investment risks & rewards, identifying & evaluating acquisition targets, etc.
  • Support the Business Operations and IT functions in integrating technical products & solutions into corporate systems and processes.
  • Broad knowledge of development tools and programming languages, understanding their appropriate application.
  • Knowledge and support of modern development practices, such as Agile and OpenSource.
  • May participate on standards committee or board.
  • May develop, identify or promote technology patents to protect the company’s intellectual property.
  • May be responsible for design and implementation of high-quality code for complex areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, distributed systems, and data management.
  • You have been building and running large scale systems professionally for 10+ years
  • 2+ years of experience in a technical leadership or architect role, leading design of complex systems

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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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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