Autodesk Principal Engineer; Choreograph Cooperating 3D Printing Robots in San Francisco, California

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Principal Engineer; Choreograph cooperating 3D Printing Robots

Job ID: 16WD21770

San Francisco, Pier 9

Write C , Algorithms to Choreograph 3D Printing Robots

Autodesk s Project Escher has created an industry-changing machine control system to generate toolpaths for collaborating gangs of 3D printing robots. We are looking for an outstanding lead C software engineer to help make smart, fast and extensible code. The goal of the project is to make a tool that allows our users to create and modify huge things, faster than they ve ever been made before.

The position involves working with a close-knit multi-disciplinary team that develops both toolpath planning and real-time control software, defines software capabilities, and prototypes new types of 3D printers in order to test and demonstrate this new class of manufacturing. The current focus is on FDM 3D printing but future applications will apply to many additional manufacturing processes.

The office is part of Autodesk s unique Pier 9 complex.

The must-haves:

Solid C chops

History of releasing production code

Experience creating and working with algorithms

Adept at spatial problem solving


Experience implementing rigorous software testing

Experience with computational geometry


CS and/or mathematics background

Experience with 3D printing or CNC machining

Experience with geometry processing

Familiarity with C templating

Other info:

Very competitive salary and compensation/benefits package

Autodesk is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for as well as one of the Top 100 workplaces for women

Work at the Pier 9 complex, co-located with Autodesk s amazing experimental workshop: a world-class facility with full machine shop, wood shop, laser cutters, industrial 3D printers, textile area, electronics lab, test kitchen, name it!

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter in .PDF format. Tell us why you d be a great fit!

Title: Principal Engineer; Choreograph Cooperating 3D Printing Robots

Location: California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 16WD21770