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Principal Software Development Engineer

An Muileann gCearr, Ireland / Remote

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Does automation and a fast-paced environment excite you? Do you thrive on building resilient, scalable systems? Do you have a passion for uptime?

The Autodesk Developer Enablement team is seeking a highly motivated, seasoned Principal Software Development Engineer to build and maintain a distributed compute system. You will be part of a team that designs, builds, and operates services used by developers across Autodesk. You will work side by side with other engineers to support daily operations and our long-term roadmap.

A successful Principal Software Development Engineer has a strong sense of ownership and can drive projects through to completion.


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  • Write code that is testable, readable, and maintainable
  • Perform code reviews
  • Engage in technical and architectural discussions and decision making
  • Proactively automate processes and improve code quality
  • Troubleshoot issues using distributed logging and tracing
  • Support internal development teams by answering questions and creating sample code
  • Participate in on-call rotations to support production systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6 years hands-on software development experience in a language like Go, Java, Python, or .NET
  • 6 years of experience leveraging public cloud infrastructure components like compute, caches, and databases
  • Experience implementing unit and integration tests
  • Understanding of DevOps best practices
  • Good self-management skills and ability to track and prioritize multiple tasks coming in simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building apps on AWS using services such as ECS/EKS, Step Functions, Lambda
  • Experience working with containers
  • Experience with Agile software development practices
  • Good understanding of networking and security concepts#LI-MM1

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About Autodesk
Welcome to Autodesk! Amazing things are created every day with our software - from the greenest buildings and cleanest cars to the smartest factories and biggest hit movies. We help innovators turn their ideas into reality, transforming not only how things are made, but what can be made.

We take great pride in our culture here at Autodesk - our Culture Code is at the core of everything we do. Our values and ways of working help our people thrive and realize their potential, which leads to even better outcomes for our customers.

When you're an Autodesker, you can be your whole, authentic self and do meaningful work that helps build a better future for all. Ready to shape the world and your future? Join us!

Salary transparency
Salary is one part of Autodesk's competitive compensation package. Offers are based on the candidate's experience and geographic location. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on discretionary annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock or long-term incentive cash grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Diversity & Belonging
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Client-provided location(s): Gartbrattan, Windmills, Co. Cavan, Ireland
Job ID: autodesk-24WD78004
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • FSA
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Some Meals Provided
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Paid Vacation
    • Sabbatical
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development

    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Promote From Within
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Mentor Program
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Woman founded/led
    • Black founded/led
    • BIPOC founded/led
    • Latinx founded/led
    • Asian founded/led
    • LGBTQ+ founded/led
    • Veteran founded/led