Research Engineer - Natural Language Processing

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


You will be part of an advanced engineering team within the CTO organization tasked with delivering breakthrough and disruptive innovation powering HERE's future business.

We are looking for a Research Engineer who is interested in the development of knowledge representations for location data. Should have experience with current state of the art for knowledge representation. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing knowledge-based systems in different contexts such as information retrieval, intelligent agents, spoken dialog systems or recommendation systems, and experience in scalability and performance issues concerning very large knowledge stores. Experience with information extraction using NLP techniques, and experience with geographical information systems is also desirable.


  • MS required, PhD preferred in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Extensive systems programming experience in either Go, C/C++, or Java
  • Knowledge of a scripting language like Ruby or Python is a plus
  • Strong background in computer science: algorithms, data structures, concurrency, and distributed systems
  • Knowledge of full software lifecycle automation and testing tools in a DevOps environment 
  • Familiarity with standard relational (SQL) databases
  • Familiarity with at least one non-relational database (Neptune, Neo4j, Cassandra, MongoDB) or search engine (Elasticsearch)
  • Familiarity with graph query languages such as Gremlin, Cypher, SPARQL
  • Familiarity with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Cassandra, HBase, Storm, Kafka, Spark or Zookeeper 
    Experience developing distributed and cloud-based systems and services
  • Demonstrated knowledge in machine learning or statistical data inference 
  • Experience in developing machine learning, natural language processing or graph analytic applications

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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