Autodesk Principal DevOps Engineer in San Francisco, California

Principal DevOps Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA- United States

Job ID: 18WD29615

Position Overview

Autodesk is seeking a motivated and experienced DevOps engineer to join our Product Delivery platform. As part of the wider Subscription Platform, you will play an essential role in Autodesk s transition from perpetual licensing to a subscription-based business model. You'll be responsible for strong infrastructure architecture and high availability of our business critical tier-1 platform.


  • Setup and maintain a highly-scalable and highly-available distributed system

  • Automate everything cloud infrastructure as code

  • Onboard services to containerized environment with CI/CD

  • Operate, monitor, and maintain our platform according to SLAs

  • Document infrastructure architecture and operational procedures

  • Perform ongoing preventive and corrective maintenance to ensure SLAs

  • Respond to escalated incidents after hours or on weekends to ensure 24/7 availability of our trie-1 platform

  • Perform maintenance or upgrades after hours or on weekends, minimizing impact on businesses and users, as required

Minimum Qualification

  • Experience with containerizing and deploying applications using Docker

  • Strong experience in technical ownership of cloud services administration, provisioning, deploying, monitoring and troubleshooting

  • Strong experience in running CI/CD pipeline for cloud services and desktop clients

  • Experience with AWS (ECS, EC2, Lambda, S3, RDS, VPC, Route 53, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and IAM)

  • Experience administering SQL and NoSQL databases infrastructure

  • Experience automating using tools like Cloud Formation, deployment tools like Terraform, Chef or Puppet, build tools like Ant or Maven and CI tools like Jenkins

  • Experience configuring and using monitoring tools like Dynatrace or New Relic, logging tools like Splunk or ELK stack

  • Understanding, diagnostics, troubleshooting of JVM

  • Experience with Python/Perl/Unix shell scripting

  • Knowledge of networking and security concepts

  • Experience leading cross-team initiatives

  • Good organizational skills and the ability the track and prioritize several tasks

  • Experience working with international teams

  • Strong communication and technical writing skills

  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field

  • Over 10 years of continued professional experience of which 5 years should be in DevOps

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with DirectConnect

  • Deep understanding of Linux internals like basic system calls, filesystem structure and permissions, Unix signals and traps

  • Understanding of SSL (handshake, certificate authorities, JVM keystores)

  • Exposure to open source tools and libraries

  • Experience with enterprise applications like Siebel, SAP, Salesforce, and TIBCO

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 artists, 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.

Job: *Engineering

Title: Principal DevOps Engineer

Location: California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 18WD29615

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.