Principal Engineer

Full Time Posted 26 days ago
Main Location
San Rafael, CA, United States
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powertofly approved What Autodesk, Inc. Has to Offer:

Autodesk makes the software and tools that help people imagine, design, and make a better world. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with their software. Autodesk offers their employees benefits like:

  • Insurance: Health/Dental/Vision/Life
  • Work - Life Balance
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • 6 week paid sabbatical every 4 years
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • A "week of rest" at year's end
  • Position Overview

    Do you want to create engaging, helpful, attractive websites and eCommerce platform that are frequented by millions of visitors worldwide? Autodesk’s Commerce and Front door Engineering team is looking for a talented Principal engineering who are passionate about building and delivering innovative solutions into our common platform.

    As part of the eCommerce and Front door Engineering team, you will be implementing exciting new features that engage and influence Autodesk worldwide customers. Our team faces a variety of unique and interesting challenges, from creating new tools and components, implementing critical services, creating new and engaging end-user experiences, to digging into low-level performance details and streamlining processes.

    As an ideal candidate, you have led teams developing modern cloud services, especially in a fast-paced, agile environment. You know how to build and guide highly effective and high-performing teams, while inspiring them to remain at the cutting edge.


    • Design, code, test, debug and document new and existing components to ensure that software meets business, quality and operational needs
    • Build high quality code following unit testing and test driven development
    • Drive and participate in code and document reviews, mentoring team in best practices
    • Collaborate with peer organizations, dev ops, 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
    • 10+ years hands-on experience developing scalable, customer facing web and software applications
    • Strong hands-on experience working with Node Js or similar JavaScript frameworks
    • Strong practical experience building RESTful web services, Microservices and Event Driven Architecture
    • You have a deep understanding of object-oriented design and at least one modern backend framework
    • You write clean, testable and effective code

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong experience with Amazon Web Services (i.e. EC2, S3, IAM, RDS, CloudFront, CloudWatch, Lambda, CloudFormation, SAM, X-Ray etc.)
    • Passionate for open source technologies
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Leadership experience as a Team Lead, Tech Lead, or Architect in previous roles

    The Ideal Candidate

    • You enjoy designing & implementing highly scalable and highly available distributed systems
    • You write clean, testable, effective code and help others do it too - our language of choice is Node Js as backend
    • You have solid knowledge of popular JS frameworks and libraries (Node, React, Ember, etc.)
    • You hold yourself and others to high technical standards (design, architecture and implementation)
    • You are passionate about learning new technologies and solving business problems using these technologies

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    Principal Engineer
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