Lead Engineer - Big Data

Requisition ID
Research & Software Developmnt


HERE Technologies, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises, and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location, we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit


The Position

As our digital and physical lives become increasingly inter-connected, our map of the world is rapidly changing. With every connected device or sensor capable of generating and sharing its context and location, it is data that will connect this complex new world. The question is how do we make better use of that data and transform it into useful services for people and organizations – all in real-time?


Our answer is the HERE Open Location Platform.


The Open Location Platform Big Data Processing team believes the value of a platform is directly related to the convenience of the platform. Our goal is to enable developers to easily conflate HERE Reality Index content with their own data using off the shelf batch or stream processing technologies. We will achieve this by providing a self-serve Apache Spark and Apache Flink managed cloud service for developers to run their batch or stream location based data processing jobs.
Main responsibilities

  • Work closely with product managers and engineers to design, implement, test and continually improve scalable web applications and services running on AWS.
  • Mentor and assit other engineers in or out of your areas of ownership and expertise.
  • Be a technical lead for key large highly scalable complex systems or services.
  • Investigate, evaluate and present new emerging technologies for use with web applications and services.
  • Develop products using agile methods and tools.
  • Develop commercial grade software that is user friendly and suitable for global audience.
  • Support production issues both directly and indirectly with customers.
  • Lead design reviews, code reviews of your work and the work of your peer engineers.
  • Lead and participate in architecture and design efforts.
  • Work closely with other engineers and testers to deliver high quality software on time.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 6+ years software development experience building low latency and highly scalable commercial web applications or services.
  • 5+ years experience with Linux, and Linux based scripting.
  • 3+ years developing software with test automation or Test Driven Development.
  • 2+ years building highly available systems and operating 24x7 services.
  • 2+ years of AWS usage.
  • Expertise leveraging BigData technology including many of the following: scalable queueing mechanisms like Kafka, noSQL storage solutions like Cassandra/HBase,MongoDB/Redis/DynamoDB, complex large scale processing systems like Hadoop/Spark/hive/Pig, or event/stream based processing platforms like Storm/Spark streaming/Samza/Apex/Flink.
  • Exceptional service level design and programming ability.
  • Expertise with Java or Scala.
  • Expertise with general open source software, including but not limited to Spring, Hibernate, JAX-RS, JDBC, Web Containers, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.).
  • Expertise with Linux shell, git (or equivalent) modern version control and continuous integration/continuous deployment using tools like Jenkins, maven etc.
  • Expertise in data modeling techniques using relational and non-relational techniques.
  • Exceptional ability to troubleshoot complex distributed issues in a production environment.
  • Highly entrepreneurial, flexible and hard working – willing to go the extra mile or two to “get things done with high quality”.

HERE is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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