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Software Development Manager



Software Engineering
Bonn, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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Position Overview

Autodesk is hiring! We are looking for an experienced software development manager to lead teams working on 3d web apps and their backend counterparts.

We are looking for an individual with strong organization and communication skills who can lead a distributed team of experienced software developers based primarily in Bonn and Potsdam. Working closely with product managers, the candidate will be responsible for planning and coordinating all engineering activities, including technical investigations, feature development, bug fixes and customer escalations.

You will be central to our success - a collaborator who bridges business needs and engineering requirements by being responsible for team performance and individual development and growth of your staff. We are looking for a strong leader, communicator with a balance of people management, technical knowledge, and project leadership skills. If you have led agile team(s) in a scaled agile environment, know how to nurture talent, develop/advocate best practices, foster open communication, and provide guidance and mentoring to effective and high-performing teams to deliver high-quality solutions to their customers, Apply Today!

You will lead a distributed team of experienced software developers based primarily Bonn and Potsdam working in a Hybrid working model while you will be reporting to a Director, Data and Platform.


  • Plan and manage successful completion of software development integration, deployment and releases
  • Work with your team to help understand requirements, evaluate new features and help drive technology roadmap decisions
  • Proactively engage with customers and Autodesk stakeholders to stay on top of project requirements
  • Drive adoption of open/inner source development models to promote collaboration across Autodesk
  • Collaborate with other teams to accomplish cross-organizational project goal
  • Play an active and critical role in hiring and onboarding your team
  • Manage and monitor team's performance to ensure successful project completion according to goals
  • Provide Professional coaching - communicating goals and expectations, fostering a feedback culture, and providing all support needed for the development of great engineers
  • Inspire and motivate team members to achieve maximum productivity and optimal creativity. Support each team member in their pursuit of career development
  • Be an evangelist of Autodesk Culture

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's (preferred) or Bachelor's (minimum) degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 8+ years of experience in leading a team of Software engineers or similar roles
  • Experience building a web app based on WebGL and WebGPU
  • Basic knowledge about out-of-core rendering, geometry streaming and hierarchical levels of details
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of software development life cycle from analyzing the needs to delivery of working solution
  • Experience in managing complex software projects with multiple dependencies
  • Experience in enterprise level product development, delivery and agile practices
  • Experience in hiring and onboarding
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate goals, provide feedback, and foster a positive team culture, including business profession level proficiency in English
  • Prior experience with computer graphics (web, professional, game) is a plus
  • Prior experience with backend cloud services (Java, AWS, REST) is a plus


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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
We take pride in cultivating a culture of belonging and an equitable workplace where everyone can thrive. Learn more here: https://www.autodesk.com/company/diversity-and-belonging

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