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Principal Engineer At Autodesk


Montréal, Qc

Job Description

Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer
Location: Montreal- Canada
Job ID: 18WD27705

Position Overview
Do you want to create engaging, helpful, and attractive websites that are frequented by millions of visitors worldwide? Autodesk’s Web Platform Engineering team is looking for a talented engineering lead who is passionate about technology to join our globally distributed team and help us develop beautiful, personalized website experiences.

As part of the Web Platform Engineering team of engineers, you will be taking a leadership role to implement exciting new features that engage and influence Autodesk customers. Our team faces a variety of unique and interesting challenges, from creating new tools and components, implementing critical web services, creating new and engaging end-user experiences, to digging into low-level performance details and streamlining processes. To be successful in this role, you’ll need a solid foundation in server-side Java programming, a full understanding of web technology stacks, experience designing and describing complex software systems, and a drive to tackle new challenges head-on. This is your chance to work with a team of experienced and talented individuals, participate in a fun and engaging workplace culture, and have your work seen and used by millions.

  • Understand business domain and work with product management to develop long and short term technical vision
  • Design and drive solutions to complex business problems to build highly maintainable, scalable and reliable web-based consumer and B2B platforms
  • Ensure architectural consistency across multiple implementations
  • Establish and drive best practices in software engineering including coding standards
  • Act as a mentor and coach to a team of high-performing engineers
  • Align with teams across functions to achieve successful technical design and implementation
  • Continue to research and adopt new technologies to evolve our products
  • Use and advance our agile practices
  • Lead development and adoption of automated test suites

Minimum Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge and experience with server-side Java applications
  • Understanding of dynamic web development using Java
  • Experience developing efficient and reliable JavaScript (ES6/2015)
  • Full understanding of Object-Oriented and Functional programming paradigms
  • Possess knowledge of industry best practices and good software architecture
  • Full working understanding of HTML 5, CSS 3, and standard web APIs
  • An understanding of current trends in web and mobile development
  • Experience with continuous integration tools, such as Jenkins
  • 7 years or more of relevant experience
  • 3+ years of experience working in a modern web application stack (React, Backbone, Angular, Ember, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to take a team lead position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience, Masters degree preferred

Preferred Qualifications
  • eCommerce experience
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (i.e. EC2, S3, IAM, RDS, CloudFront, CloudWatch, Lambda, CloudFormation, and others)
  • Knowledge of SalesForce APIs and integration
  • Understanding of PCI compliance and security best practices
  • Familiarity and experience with Adobe AEM (CQ) and related technologies
  • Production React experience
  • Experience with Node.js, npm, Gulp, and Webpack
  • Familiarity with responsive web design

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.

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.

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