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Autodesk Graphics Platform- SW Architect / Senior Principal Engineer

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Job Requisition ID #

22WD59556

Autodesk Graphics Platform – Software Architect / Senior Principal Engineer (Remote Canada/USA)

San Francisco, CA, USA

Portland, OR, USA

Boston, MA, USA

Toronto, ON, CAN

Remote Canada/USA

Position Overview

Autodesk Forge Visualization Graphics Team is seeking a Software Architect / Senior Principal Engineer to work on AGP ( Autodesk Graphics Platform) – a shared graphics system used by many Autodesk applications, including Fusion, Revit,Inventor, 3ds Max, and Maya.

You will join a talented technical team in undertaking a complete modernization of the Graphics components – providing Autodesk applications with the ability to support, and exploit, the latest and future generations of graphics technology.

You will be helping us to shape and adopt Open Standards and Open Source through active industry engagement (Khronos, ASWF, etc), and develop USD-Based, Graphics Pipeline for Web, Mobile, and Desktop

Responsibilities:

Primarily responsible for architecture & design and significantly contributing to planning & implementation of next-generation desktop graphics platform meant for 2D/3D Design & Drafting, 3D Computer Animation, Modeling & Rendering applications.

Work closely with Autodesk Product Team’s architects and implementation teams to understand their needs, improve the designs based on their inputs and evangelize Autodesk Graphics Platform.

Collaborate with external partners in the graphics domain (Nvidia, AMD, Intel, Microsoft, Apple, Pixar, ILM etc) to stay abreast of the latest developments on their platforms and incorporate necessary changes in the design of the AGP where necessary and form alliances on open-source projects when feasible for accelerated co-development.

As a graphics expert, represent Autodesk at industry conferences and participate in the industry consortium meetings.

Help the engineering team deliver demonstrable value on regular cadence to the stakeholders using agile methodologies and principles.

Basic Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent experience

• 15+ years of experience in architecting, designing & delivering graphics frameworks that use modern Graphics APIs (Vulkan/DirectX 12/Metal/OpenGL/WebGPU) and shader languages like SPIR-V/HLSL/MetalSL meant for high performance DCC applications.

• Experience developing compute shaders using OpenCL/CUDA or shader languages

• Advanced C++ optimization / debugging and experience with Graphics domain profiling tools

• Excellent understanding of Design Patterns, Object-Oriented development and Data Oriented Design using Modern C++

• Excellent oral and written communication with various stakeholders and teammates

Preferred Qualifications

Linux and Metal development experience is a huge plus

Advanced multi-threaded programming skills

Familiarity with Emscripten and cross compiling tools and APIs

Familiarity with USD, Hydra, and MaterialX desired

Experience with mobile device development a plus

Git/Github knowledge

Knowledge of build and deployment technologies, such as Jenkins, CMake, Docker containers, and Python

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.

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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.

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.

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