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Job Description

Software Architect

Location: Portland, OR- United States

Job ID: 19WD32938

Position Overview

In this role, you will be part of the Data & Automated Platforms team and partner closely with Enterprise Data Management teams to reimagine what is possible for customer data at Autodesk. You are a trusted technology advisor, and you'll help the set the vision for our platforms and systems, collaborating closely with other architects across our enterprise, leading and owning architecture decisions. Currently, we are implementing a new master data management system within a new backend service API, using modern best practices such as REST, microservices, CI/CD, and polyglot persistence.

Ideally, you are broadly experienced and passionate about transforming business through technology and work hard to build and foster relationships and consensus. You love to work with data and are very comfortable thinking in systems. You know how to balance short term business needs with long term strategy, making trade-offs when appropriate with business realities, and pushing back when necessary. Always, you consider the full lifecycle of software systems, and never forget about maintainability, scale, cost, and inevitable software evolution.

Our team is versatile, polyglot, and cross-functional. We work in Python, AWS, NodeJS, Scala, Elasticsearch, Informatica, Terraform, and much more. The team is geographically dispersed, and values transparent, collaborative communication and cooperation.


* Ownership of platform and domain architecture for Enterprise Data Management systems and related components in the Customer Domain

* Consulting and collaborating with all stakeholders to adequately understand requirements for software architecture and implementation.

* Defining and drafting architecture artifacts, roadmaps, and program vision for consumption across technical and non-technical teams.

* Evangelizing, defending, and adapting architecture decisions and direction according to business drivers

* Define and consider the full lifecycle of software systems and components

* Advise, mentor, educate, and influence teams across Autodesk

* Continuous professional development, to ensure awareness and expertise in leading-edge best practices and evolving technology drivers and landscapes

* Consciously monitoring implementation to ensure non-functional requirements such as availability, scalability, reliability, security, compliance, governance are all in place

Minimum Qualifications

* 10 years' experience delivering software with a strong focus on data, working throughout a cross-section of the software engineering spectrum (APIs, front-end, backend, security, authentication/authorization, data, service, persistence layers, automated testing, etc.)

* Demonstrable experience as an architect for a large organization in major software domains (CRM, ERP, HR, etc.)

* Extensive experience integrating software domains within an enterprise

* Ready to apply and adhere to best practices and standard methodologies in software and architecture

* Strong experience in API (REST/SOAP) and Pub/Sub architecture with hands on implementation experience at scale

* Experience architecting for applications on cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure)

* Strong experience using and designing for relational/non-relational databases

* Familiarity with a large cross-section of current software landscape

* Not dogmatic about a particular approach and are ready to take the best idea in the room

* A strong sense of ownership with a bias for action

* Superior communication and cooperation skills

* Ability to work independently and collaboratively across an organization

* Confidence to lead and stand by recommendations in the face of challenges

* Ready to try and take-on new technologies, ideas, and/or engineering challenges

* Eagerness to learn and share knowledge with a good attitude

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with Master Data Management (MDM) theory and platforms

* Experience with SAP and/or ERP systems

* Experience with Salesforce and/or CRM systems

* Experience with Compliance and Data governance (GDPR, SOX, etc.)

* Experience implementing Domain Driven Design

* Continued hands-on code-level expertise

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.


About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is a design software and services company. The Company offers products and solutions to customers in the architectural, engineering and construction, manufacturing, geospatial mapping, and digital media and entertainment markets. The Company's two-dimension (2D) horizontal design solutions include AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. In addition, it offers a range of 2D and 3D discipline-specific design and documentation tools. The Company is organized into four reportable operating segments: Platform Solutions and Emerging Business and Other (PSEB), which accounted for 44% of its net revenue during the year ended January 31, 2009 (fiscal 2009), Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), which accounted for 23% of its net revenue in fiscal 2009, Manufacturing Solutions (MSD), which accounted for 21% of its net revenue in fiscal 2009, and Media and Entertainment (M&E), which accounted for 11% of its net revenue in fiscal 2009.

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