My 24yo son has been dx AS since early on and I can relate working through a variety of "life projects" with him. The saying goes, if you've met one person with AS, then you've met one person with AS - meaning the spectrum is quite wide and no two are exactly alike.
As far as recommendation and traits, I can also draw on my experience as a Software Engineer Manager to tell you that having some level of compassion and empathy goes a long, long way.
Find out what what this person likes and dislikes along with a means for them to change their mind. Discuss concrete check-in mechanisms and whether perhaps email 1x or 2x per day would be better than face-to-face. Make sure you ask and get answers about their work environment e.g. light, dark, noise, heat, cold, drinks, etc. Any previously unwritten social things need to be reexamined e.g. 4:00pm beer o'clock on Thu, etc.
AS people are, in general, very much like neurotypical people but with some distinct differences. Find those differences (and they might change over time) and optimize them. I find my son is super-dependable, gentle, and curious as he's an early childhood educator and, yes, he has already earned his undergrad degree from a local university.
Oh, one more thing, my wife's an expert in this area and has told me that quite often an AS person may be aware or at least exhibit other idiosyncrasies e.g. anxiety or depression or hypersensitivity. The more you're aware as a manager, the better off you'll be helping folks reach their potential.
This is a special top and anyone who'd like more info, I'm happy to collaborate.