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Autodesk Senior Tech Lead, Java in Toronto, Ontario

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Position Overview

Autodesk's Forge team is looking for a passionate Sr Tech Lead - Java to join our team in Montreal. Our organizational ecosystem comprises cloud services and web client components. In this role, you will be instrumental in driving the architecture and implementation of the cloud data platform of Autodesk and influencing the development of components and services across the Forge organization. This is an opportunity to work on applications that directly impact the millions of users of Autodesk products.

You will be part of an agile product team of smart and highly motivated software architects and engineers building world-class cloud software applications and services. You will work in a global organization and collaborate with local and remote colleagues from various disciplines like business, engineering, operations, support etc. You will work with the latest technologies in a flexible environment.


  • Involved with all aspects of software development, working to create and maintain the most reliable, secure, performant and high throughput service for our customers by leveraging cloud technology

  • Partner closely with product managers, product owners, software architects and other stakeholders to iteratively turn high level requirements into product enhancements that are delivered to customers incrementally and continually

  • Contribute to software design and architecture by leveraging cloud design patterns and injecting your cloud expertise into the entire development lifecycle

  • Contribute to improvements in processes and deliverables that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the team in responding to customer and business needs

  • Document and present your ideas and solutions accurately and thoroughly

  • Mentor, empower, and tech lead a group of engineers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate or Postgraduate in Computer Science Engineering or related technical fields

  • 12+ years of software design, development, and consulting experience in cloud systems or web services

  • Excellent hands-on Java programming skills.

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in solving complex engineering problems as a Technical Lead or Software/Cloud Architect

  • Experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC) processes, tools, and Agile methodologies

  • Hands on Experience with AWS or other cloud providers

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in building highly scalable systems and services in the cloud

  • Experience in building and running SaaS applications at large scale

  • Extensive experience with Databases and database design principles at cloud scale

  • Strong additional programming skills, preferably with Go, and/or TypeScript

  • Experience with Domain Modeling, Data Modeling, and API Design (Rest, GraphQL etc.)

  • Strong exposure to cross-platform application development including Web/Mobile/Desktop

The Ideal Candidate

  • As a team player you can work closely with stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of projects. You partner with senior stakeholders regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management, and risk mitigation. Teamwork is critical to our success

  • You deliver technical solutions that address new levels of complexity, scale, and performance, enabling breakthrough innovations for customers

  • You apply and create best practices in multiple technical domains using cloud technology products

  • You have excellent written and presentation skills, specifically the ability to translate business requirements from various business units into project proposals with a clear and well-designed architecture. You can clearly express complex technical concepts in ways that audiences from diverse disciplines are able to understand

  • You are a perpetual learner and often find yourself ideating about new and improved ways of doing things and are confident to share your ideas with the rest of the engineering team

  • You have a strong desire and ability to deliver results. You can succeed and consistently reach the highest standards in a dynamic, agile environment with changing priorities

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. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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Autodesk is the global leader in design and make technology, including industry-leading 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services, that offer customers better outcomes though automation and insights for their design and make processes. With over $3.5 billion in revenue and more than 12,000 employees, Autodesk has established itself as the leading provider of design and make technology that empowers innovators everywhere to achieve the new possible – for products, their businesses and the 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 our software. With a vision of a better world designed and made for all, Autodesk serves customers in architecture, engineering, and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Its customers design, fabricate, manufacture, and build anything by visualizing, simulating, and analyzing real-world performance early in the design process.