Machine Learning Scientist

PlanGrid, San Francisco, CA

Transforming construction productivity

ACS is looking for a Machine Learning Scientist to join our Central Machine Learning team.

As a Machine Learning Scientist, you will be responsible for delivering AI models for groundbreaking automation features for the construction industry. Your work will enable Autodesk customer to deliver safer projects, on budget & on time. As a part of Construction IQ team, our ML offering for the construction industry, you will be joining a team with a track record of delivering industry-first AI solutions.

We are looking for someone comfortable working with both cutting edge deep learning techniques and leading customer sessions. ML Scientists on our teamwork shoulder to shoulder with product managers, UX designers, engineers, and legal to identify new opportunities and deliver production quality ML features. As the central machine learning team @ ACS, we are responsible for scaling machine learning to multiple product teams and work on a wide variety of ML problems. i.e., the work is never dull.


  • Train/develop production-ready Machine Learning Models to power smart features in Autodesk products
  • Work with Autodesk customers and leadership to identify high impact areas for automation and application of machine learning
  • Own the end to end process for machine learning deliverables. From defining the project scope to model deployment
  • Contribute to engineering best practices for the machine learning team
  • Work with data annotators to build datasets for model training
  • Keep current with the latest trends and technologies to anticipate future development needs and requirements
  • Collaborate closely with various product groups throughout the company and across multiple geographic locations to deliver outstanding solutions
  • Work with cross-functional teams like Engineering, Project Management & User Experience
  • Team player, and responsible for owning and delivering your part

About You

  • BS/MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience with machine learning, with a strong engineering background
  • Experience with Deep Learning techniques
  • Experience with one or more open-source Deep Learning frameworks (e.g. Pytorch, Keras, Tensorflow, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Python, SQL
  • Familiar with engineering best practices
  • Experience with Computer Vision
  • Experience with deploying and managing machine learning models in a production environment
  • Experience with building Big Data infrastructure and AWS/Terraform

PlanGrid, an Autodesk company, builds simple, beautiful software that construction teams love to use. As part of Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS), whose mission is to seamlessly connect the office, trailer and the field across the entire construction project lifecycle, PlanGrid’s mobile-first solutions empower general contractors, subcontractors, owners and architects to provide fast, accurate information to the field. With unparalleled adoption by field workers, PlanGrid is used on projects as the single source of truth for all construction data — including drawings, photos, and other critical documents. As a result, critical workflows are streamlined, efficiency is improved and field teams can take on more work and get more done. PlanGrid’s software and other Autodesk Construction Solutions products enable a complete data set to move seamlessly through each phase of a building’s lifecycle — from design and preconstruction to construction, turnover, and operations. PlanGrid is used on more 1.5 million construction projects in 100+ countries.  

Join us as PlanGrid and ACS advance Autodesk’s leadership in construction.

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About PlanGrid

Our mission Construction is behind. While productivity has doubled in most industries over the past 60 years, the build trade has remained flat and comes last in technology spending compared to 18 other industries. As former construction engineers, our founders saw teams dragged down by paperwork, litigation and broken communication — all of which was getting in the way of actual building. When the iPad was unveiled in 2010, it marked the first generation of construction field-ready mobile technology. It was the moment when the idea for PlanGrid was invented, and our objective became clear: to make technology so intuitive and impactful that people in construction want to use it. Since then, PlanGrid has been used on more than 500,000 projects around the world and is the first Construction Productivity Software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to work together throughout the project lifecycle. We’ve brought technology and ideas from other industries to automate the tedious tasks and free up teams to collaborate from anywhere. And there is no such thing as “good enough” here. We only build things to last.

Want to learn more about PlanGrid? Visit PlanGrid's website.