I found them on Autodesk’s career site: job postings for a software architect, senior principal engineer, and senior software engineer, at Autodesk’s Boulder, Colorado development office.
Two things caught my eye about these postings. First, they’re for very senior people; the kind that head-up major development projects. And, second, Autodesk didn’t used to have a Boulder, Colorado development office. Not before last week, that is.
Here’s what the posting for the senior principal engineer job says:
The Autodesk Consumer Group is a new and exciting team that is passionate about providing powerful and fun design and visualization tools, platforms, websites and communities that unlock the creativity in everyone. Whether it’s a kid looking to have some fun, a seasoned pro, or just someone who wants to amp up their creativity, the ACG is all about helping them turn their ideas into reality and share them with the world.
We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to help drive this effort by providing strong technical leadership and software design and development expertise in the creation of the 3D tools, platform and services that make up the Autodesk 123D family of design and fabrication products. As a lead engineer, you will have a huge impact on how we design, build and deliver our tools and services to millions of people.
Maybe a little bit of background might help: Boulder is heavily populated with talented graphics programmers. For example, Sketchup (formerly owned by Google, and now owned by Trimble) and Spatial are both in the Boulder area. But they’re just the start. If Autodesk wanted to start a skunkworks development operation, Boulder would be an ideal place to locate it.
It looks like the Autodesk Consumer Group’s Boulder development office is going to focus on some of the coolest product lines Autodesk has. They’re going to build stuff that’s going to be used by millions of people.
If you’re a 3D graphics rocket scientist, working on this team could be a dream job. You can check out the job postings at Autodesk’s career site.