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Autodesk Principal Engineer, Big Data (Remote) in Portland, Oregon

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Position Overview

Autodesk seeks a strong principal engineer and technical leader for an agile team within the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) organization, designated with designing new robust and resilient data pipelines for core datasets in customer domain. These datasets form the basis building blocks for all data scientists and data analysts throughout the organization. This role collaborates with Product Managers, Program/Project managers, Architects, Operations, and the Engineering Team to ensure data pipelines and delivery uses modern, scalable, reliable methods. Communication skills are critical, and you must be comfortable distilling complex technical information to a non-technical audience as well as a technical leader.

Our team is a group of highly collaborative individuals who are excited to solve challenges, and implement cloud based, resilient, available, reliable software. We are comfortable with several languages and paradigms and aim to choose the technology which is most appropriate for the task. We endeavor to automate our tests and deployments end to end. We seek to mitigate existing issues and balance tech debt with the delivery of value to Autodesk. If you can identify with the below traits, we are looking forward to working with you.

Remote work allowed


  • Designing, architecting, solutioning, and implementing data pipelines for enterprise consumption

  • Mapping and automating data flows,frommultiplesources

  • Develop workflows to runSnowflake applications using Airflow and dbt;Apache Spark applications using Airflow and AWS Lambda

  • Deploy solutions via automated CI/CD processes to execute data pipelines running in batch

  • Developing,executing,and documentingsoftware solutions to address complex data collection, processing,transformation,and reporting issues

  • Interpretingand translatingbusiness needsintotechnical requirements

  • Troubleshootingcode level problems quickly and efficientlyas needed

  • Participatingin code and document reviews

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong experience in several of the following: oSnowflake / Snowflake SQLodbtoFivetranoApache Airflow/AstronomeroAmazon EMR, Lambda, S3oPython / PySparkoSpark / Spark SQLoHiveoHadoop

  • Extensiveexperiencewith a strong focusacross layers ofdataengineering and pipelines

  • Strong experience in distributed and cloud architecture patterns

  • Ability to provide detailed architecture artifacts (L1 / L2 diagrams, sequence diagrams, etc.)

  • Firm understanding of programmingparadigms,their usage,as well as data structures

  • Effective communicationand collaborationskills,understandinghow to tailor your message to your audience

  • Ability to fully develop a feature across all data and/orapplication layers frominception

  • Experience building and deployingdataapplications withAWS

  • ExperienceimplementingCI/CD and familiarity TDD/BDD, Preferably concrete examples of each

  • Strong experience designing and using data lakes and data warehouses

  • Powerful sense of ownership with a bias for actionwhen challenges arise

  • Ability to work independently and collaborativelyacrossanorganization

  • Desire to investigate and follow best practices

  • Experience and familiarity with the roles/responsibilities of Scrum

  • Eagernessto learnand share knowledge with agoodattitude!


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