Principal Machine Learning Engineer (Graphics)

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Job Description

As a Principal Machine Learning Engineer in a growing generative AI-focused team at Autodesk, you will play a leading role in the translation of applied research into new capabilities that will help our customers imagine, design, and make a better world.

You are a talented, motivated, and experienced Software Engineer with a strong track record in Generative AI for Computer Vision and/or Computer Graphics, passionate about solving problems and building things. You are excited to collaborate with research, product, and production teams to perform experiments and implement state-of-the-art generative AI algorithms into products at scale. You are comfortable serving as a translator and straddling the gap between research & development.

You will report to the Senior Manager - Machine Learning Engineering.

While the location of this role is flexible, we prefer to have our engineers close to the teams in Berlin, Germany. Autodesk is a flexible hybrid working company.


  • Translate CV/ML/computer graphics research into concept design-oriented products
  • Understand and prototype ideas from research papers
  • Collaborate on projects with a diverse, global team of researchers and engineers
  • Support research productization through the construction of experimental pipelines, prototypes, and reusable code
  • Implement scalable machine learning training pipelines
  • Process data and analyze feature extractions
  • Model training and hyperparameter tuning
  • Analyze errors and provide solutions to problems

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSc or PhD preferred in Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience
  • 3+ years of experience with deep learning and generative models
  • Experience with version controlling, reproducibility, and deploying machine learning models
  • Strong data modelling and data architecture skills
  • Experience with cloud services & architectures (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Proficiency with modern deep learning libraries and frameworks
  • Proficiency in coordinating, provisioning, and maintaining systems and compute infrastructure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with 3D deep learning
  • Experience in handling 3D data formats, including mesh analysis and visualization
  • Experience with training & optimizing Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Denoising Diffusion Models, Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs) etc.
  • Experience scaling ML training pipelines
  • Experience or interest in computational geometry and geometric methods, multi-modal deep learning and/or information retrieval
  • Knowledge of the design, manufacturing, AEC, or media & entertainment industries
  • Experience with Autodesk or similar products (CAD, CAE, CAM, etc.)
  • Publications at relevant conferences & journals (e.g. NeurIPS, SIGGRAPH, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV)

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A Software Engineer with experience building and training robust machine learning systems
  • Familiar with implementing experimental pipelines and prototyping AI applications
  • Comfortable building prototypes from scratch and writing maintainable code within existing codebases
  • A curious, creative problem-solver who is excited to learn & develop new technologies
  • A fast learner & excellent communicator who can effectively collaborate across global locations

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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.

Company Info.


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.

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