Senior Software Engineer - Map Rendering (m/f)

Requisition ID
Research & Software Developmnt


We are searching for a Sr Software Engineer (m/f) to join our international team in Berlin and help us map the world in 3D.


 HERE is a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences. We combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. Built on 30 years of experience in cartography and drawing on more than 80,000 sources of data, HERE offers "Maps for Life" for more than 190 countries, voice guided navigation in 95 countries in more than 50 languages and live traffic information for 34 countries. To learn more about HERE, including our work in the areas of connected and autonomous driving, visit or


Are you a Software Engineer with a passion for 3D?

If you replied yes, here is your chance to join us and be at the core of our map rendering team to ensure that we render the world as you would like it to be!


Role Summary:

As part of the Rendering R&D group you will be working within a team of developers, product owners and architects. This is a dynamic role within a high-achieving team creating the software needed to generate maps for both devices and web. You will help the team to provide top quality software and maps without errors, ensuring a good coverage of the tests and that our high standards are met.

The main task of this role is to write high quality source code in a maintainable way. You will develop new features and improve existing ones using the best of your knowledge. You will care about performance and memory consumption. You will be responsible for designing solutions that can scale, and to guide the implementation of those designs across multiple teams in multiple time zones.


You will have to solve problems across different products and services and this will expose you to a broad set of technical challenges as well as many different ways of solving them. This exposure will help you grow and you will gain deep understanding of our products.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

- Come up with architectures, designs and best practices to follow for the team to follow

- Provide technical leadership and guidance

- Align the solutions with existing standards

- Provide guidance and mentor for other software engineers

- Design, develop, test, maintain and improve our software

- Track test results and defects in relevant tools/databases and pro-actively take on new challenges by learning new tools and environments

- Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables


Core Competencies:

  • BSc or MSc degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience, including development and/or test automation experience.
  • 4+ years of directly related experience as Software Test Engineer. 
  • Solid knowledge of C++ and at least one scripting language for instance Python, Java Script.
  • Self-motivated, independent, proactive, cooperative and flexible.
  • Hands-on technical person who has a strong experience in software testing and quality assurance.
  • Experience in TDD and/ BDD.
  • Passionate about quality.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong root cause analysis.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Solid knowledge of Unix/Linux.
  • Strong team player ready to tackle technical challenges.
  • Business level English (spoken and written form).
  • Proven experience working in an agile environment (e.g. SCRUM, Kanban).
  • “Willing to do” behavior.
  • Ability to think “out of the box” solutions and concepts.
  • Experience with C++ and writing test code for native APIs.

Specific Functional Requirements:

  • Experience in the geolocation area (navigation services)
  • Experience with error tracking tools, e.g. JIRA
  • Experience with control version systems, i.e. git
  • Experience with 3D graphics, preferably Direct3D or OpenGL
  • Familiarity with Agile development, continuous integration, and modern testing methodologies
  • Knowledge of Database programming languages is a plus [i.e. SQL]
  • Image video editing and video streaming is a strong plus


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