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Autodesk Sr Director, AEC Design Platform Data in Boston, Massachusetts

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Position Overview

Autodesk is on a journey to become a data company, and we need a senior leader to help drive our AEC Design Platform Data strategy.

Reporting to the VP of the AEC Design Platform team, the successful candidate is an accountable, data-driven, hands-on problem-solver who leads with a positive attitude and empathy. You are an inspiring communicator who can see the big picture, influence others, thrives in fast-paced environments and knows how to prioritize what is most important to drive a clear path forward.

As the Sr. Director of AEC Design Platform Data, you will set the vision and strategy for Autodesk’s AEC Design data strategy, which includes Cloud Information Modeling, Machine Learning, and connecting our products to customer data wherever it may reside. You will work closely with senior leaders within the AEC Design division as well as leaders in the Autodesk Forge data team, as well as with stakeholders in Sales, Marketing and Customer Success to help them deliver a world-class customer experience. You will work in a fast-paced, cross-functional cross-divisional and highly collaborative environment alongside forward-thinking colleagues who are equally excited and passionate about the value that modern data can bring to the business and to our customers.


  • Drive the AEC Design Platform Data vision, strategy, and roadmap aligned to user needs and overall business priorities and objectives

  • Partner with product owners, platform teams, and data compliance/governance to ensure that data related business requirements are clearly defined, communicated and well understood as part of operational prioritization and planning

  • Define a data governance strategy focused on ensuring data is collected, stored, enriched and maintained in accordance with industry standard SLAs and SLOs

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of data quality standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the enterprise

  • Review existing systems in relation to future needs and benefits and recommend improvements to meet Autodesk’s platform data goals

  • Manage and control costs associated with collecting, managing and sharing data while growing the value of the data to the organization

  • Coordinate external data sources, formats, SDKs and standards to eliminate redundancy and streamline the expense related to those services

  • Exhibit strong relationship management skills to work with users and stakeholders across the company to deeply understand their problems and needs

  • Facilitate communication with product teams and stakeholders ensuring they are informed about roadmap progress and what they can expect from the AEC Design Platform Data team

  • Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 7+ years of management experience, prior experience with Data Management preferred

  • Proven ability to champion an idea and bring a group to consensus

  • At least 7 years of experience in a Technology Leadership position

  • Experience defining product vision and strategy, identifying user personas and use cases, and documenting requirements and specifications

  • Able to communicate and work effectively with engineering teams

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, agile and collaborative cross-functional environment

  • Able to influence decision-making at all levels

  • Good communicator and storyteller, able to explain technical topics to a non-technical audience

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.

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*From the greenest buildings to the cleanest cars, from the smartest factories to the biggest stories, amazing things are created every day with Autodesk. Over four decades we’ve worked together with our customers to transform how things are made, and in doing so, we’ve also transformed what can be made. A car’s performance now inspires the method of its manufacture, a city’s infrastructure helps predict the unpredictable, and the creation of ever-bigger universes shapes ever-bigger stories. *

Today our solutions span countless industries empowering innovators everywhere. But we’re restless to do more. We don’t believe in waiting for progress, we believe in making it. By combining and recombining technologies. By blurring boundaries, reinventing rules, and merging fields. By unleashing talent and unlocking insights across industries. By helping our customers converge on solutions to the challenges we all face today.  At Autodesk, we believe that when you have the right tools to work and think flexibly you have the power to transform what actually needs making. The power to design and make a better world for all.