Principal Architect - OLP - Architect the Core Services for an Autonomous World

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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 Technologies 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 Core Services of OLP. Core Services provide the foundation for running complex data pipelines at scale through data management, processing and distribution services and APIs.
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 function responsibilities include guiding and governing the development of projects in scope to ensure sequences of succesful releases of competitive OLP services. This demands a hands-on pragmatic approach and an analytical mind-set with a sound theoretical basis. A background in developing complex 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
  • 4+ years of experience developing distributed data management or processing systems
  • 4+ years in lead engineer or architect roles
  • 4+ years of experience in developing scale out Internet services
  • Expertise in developing software and systems in 3 distinct domains
  • Fluent in Scala and Java. Competent with Spark, Cassandra, Kafka.
  • Track-record of multiple shipped software or service releases in lead roles
  • Experience with the AWS or other public cloud ecosystems for production services
  • Analytical approach and problem solving skills.
  • Good ability to articulate and communicate clearly complex topics
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Project Management or Line Management experience is appreciated
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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