Sr./Lead Solution Architect (NDS, Automotive) (m/f)

Requisition ID
Research & Software Developmnt


Who we are


HERE location services are used by millions of people every day on mobile devices, cars, wearables and on the web. We are pushing the boundaries of, and extending the horizons for the highly-autonomous driving, Virtual Reality and IoT.


We at NDS Technologies Group are the experts on map compilation that make possible the most comprehensive NDS (Navigation Data Standard) map in the market. Our work is constantly striving for the best map ever. We are proud to have experts in the field and top specialists from more than 10 different nationalities in our team. Join our passionate team and take a unique chance to work on the core technologies of cutting edge navigation systems for premium cars and the future of automated driving.


What will you do?


As a Solution Architect of the NDS Compilation Team, which is part of NDS Technologies group, you will be responsible for development steering and engineering innovations of the NDS Compiler Framework, NDS Map creation and delivery systems and Test Frameworks. 


As NDS Technologies group is part of the HERE Automotive you will support , in implementation and design questions, a variety of teams, specialized in automotive topics like Rendering, Search, POI, Routing, and Autonomous Driving. You would use your highly collaborative mind set to cooperate with customers, partners, and internal teams.


Delivering unique and differentiated platform functionalities to every customer and every device, yet orchestrating and harmonizing the commonalities is a critical role for customizing and scaling our services to different markets and customer segments and allow seamless interoperability.  You will help us create effective and efficient platform services with the highest flexibility and value at the lowest cost.


You will:

  • Design and optimize the pipeline for transformation of the HERE source data to NDS
  • Optimize architecture of the pipeline to minimize compilation time and achieve high scalability of data processing
  • Design and improve architecture of the pipeline to achieve large-scale data processing using e.g. Spark
  • Define and optimize map creation system based on cloud computing platform e.g. AWS
  • Define and optimize architecture of the test framework in order to minimize test execution time and maximize confidence in the map quality.
  • Provide technical guidance for HERE Auto SDK in discussion with the teams, customer and product management.



Critical Competencies for Success

  • A Master degree in Computing Science or a comparable degree (e.g. Math, Physics)
  • 8+ years relevant work experience.
  • 6+ years of professional experience in software engineering working as a Java/C++/Scala developer
  • Profound previous experience in DB technologies such as Oracle
  • Deep understanding of how embedded navigation system work
  • Work experience in Automotive
  • Experience in customer facing roles.
  • Strong technical and managerial acumen.
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong analytical skills.
  • Mature individual with excellent communication & presentation skills in English, German communication skills would be great advantage.
  • Good 'stage presence', meaning eloquent and smart in your appearance.
  • Strong teaming skills, ability to quickly establish working influential relationships.
  • Quick thinker with a high sense of urgency, pragmatism & a solution-oriented approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work effectively in a geographically disperse organization.
  • Affinity to produce high quality results and a self starter
  • You appreciate process but can also manage ambiguity
  • Work experience within an agile development team



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