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“What I love about working in Autodesk Research is the opportunity to work with smart people on interesting problems that have impact in the real world.” – Tonya Custis, Senior Director, AI Research

Why join Research

At Autodesk Research we embrace bold thinkers, fearless rebels, and forward-thinking innovators. Our work explores new technologies and possibilities that are 5-10 years out, so we often attract people who like to test assumptions, push boundaries, and aren’t deterred by failure.

With research areas that cover the entire innovation pipeline from strategic foresight to scientific and customer collaborative research, through to product and platform innovation and compelling storytelling, there’s something for everyone at Autodesk Research.

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“Every day I learn new things. I build new things. I work on problems that if you get them right, you make a big difference in the whole world.”

Adam Gaier

Principal AI Research Scientist

“I love working with a range of professionals, from machinists and welders to PhDs in computer science. I enjoy connecting with people from diverse backgrounds.”

Stefanie Pender

Senior Research & Design Engineer

Types of roles within Research include…

Research Scientist

Conceives, plans, develops, and implements scientific research projects intended to advance scientific knowledge in business relevant areas. Publishes and presents papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences. Communicates and promotes the use of research findings throughout the company.

Research Manager

Directs the activities of a research group in the research and/or development of technology relevant to an organization’s future products, projects, and programs. Collaborates with others on the direction of basic research and development relevant to long-term objectives and concerns. Writes and approves manuscripts for publication.

AI Researcher

Expert in research areas such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, computer vision, reinforcement learning, information retrieval, natural language processing, and knowledge representation and reasoning. Collaborate with top academic and industry labs, combining the best of an academic environment with product-guided research.

Robotics Software Engineer

Architect and implement well-thought-out software as part of Autodesk’s software research platform for enabling perception enabled robotic manipulation. Develop drivers for robots, grippers, cameras and other hardware. Build and test applications on industrial robots.


There are internships that test your knowledge and there are internships that inspire you to dream. At Autodesk Research we see our internships as an opportunity to unleash your inner visionary.

Our interns work alongside our world-class researchers, engineers, and scientists to investigate and contextualize new applications and technologies that can unlock new potential for Autodesk customers.

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“Autodesk Research has a good collaboration culture… I truly feel like my project gets lots of attention.”

Saelyne Yang

Human Computer Interaction & Visualization Intern

“My internship has given me many opportunities to learn… that’s been invaluable in terms of gaining connections and skills.”

Andrew Chang

Technical Environments Intern

Be part of it

Join our diverse team of scientists and industry experts to help us lead the future of design.

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