Principal Architect, Open Location Platform

Job Locations US-MA-Burlington
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






HERE has placed the development of an Open Location Platform (OLP) as a central building block of its strategy. Development of this platform will be driven by three functions, Product, Engineering and Architecture. HERE is looking for a Principal Architect to lead the Design and Development of Infrastructure Services of OLP. Infrastructure Services provide the foundation for a highly resilient, scalable multi-tenant platform based on kubernetes.



The responsibility of the Principal Architect role is to drive success of the OLP (Open Location Platform) effort through driving deliberate, clear, and consistent software and system design, implementation and validation. The Architect is the technical lead for the teams and services he or she works on. This demands a hands-on pragmatic approach and an analytical mind-set with a sound theoretical basis. A background in developing distributed systems, new products or platforms and technology is essential for the candidate to be able to successfully lead the architecture work in the new platform.


 The Principal Architect will be an integral part of the OLP Architecture function and work in close partnership with respective product and engineering management.



  • Master’s degree or better in a relevant field.
  • 12+ years of experience in delivering software products or systems in various roles
  • 6+ years in lead engineer or architect roles
  • 4+ years in developing scale-out cloud services
  • Expertise in developing software and systems in 2 distinct domains
  • Competent in Java and object-oriented programming, optionally familiarity in Scala.
  • Experience in systems programming on UN*X systems
  • Experience in designing and implementing security and access control systems.
  • Expertise with Kubernetes and Docker for production services preferred
  • Experience in scaling high throughput and volume cloud services under SLA
  • Track-record of multiple shipped software or service releases in lead roles
  • Experience with the AWS, Azure or other public cloud ecosystems for production services
  • Good ability to articulate and communicate clearly complex topics
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets.


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