• Software Engineer I

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Requisition ID
    Research & Software Developmnt
  • Overview

    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

    Join a team of highly skilled and innovative engineers to work on HD Map for Highly Autonomous Driving (HAD) systems.  Automated Driving industry is rapidly expanding. Join us in building the most precise and detailed map that will make Automated Driving a reality. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an energetic and dedicated team on highly visible, technology-driven problems with a direct connection to the success of the company.

    Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to deliver robust, scalable, and maintainable software services for internal and external clients.  They will be comfortable participating in all aspects of the Agile development process from technical requirements analysis through collaborative design, iterative implementation, automated testing and continuous delivery. No prior experience in the domain of Maps is required. We are looking for people who remain learners throughout their career, and whose inquisitiveness and love of technology will propel our products forward.

    The development environment is server-side Java 7/8, with an emphasis on RESTful web services, distributed big-data processing (Hadoop/MapReduce/Storm/Spark), and cloud deployment (AWS, Docker, Puppet).  There is some exposure to alternate JVM languages such as Scala and Groovy.


    As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to contribute at a high-level to many aspects of our collaborative Agile development process:

    • Product and feature design.
    • Technical architectural design and review.
    • Software implementation with automated testing.
    • Peer code reviews, mentoring and knowledge sharing sessions.
    • Continuous process improvement, coding standards, use of code quality metrics.
    • Build, release and deployment automation and monitoring.
    • Customer support & troubleshooting.


    Required Skills:

    • Strong recent server-side Java development experience, 5+ years.
    • Advanced object-oriented design skills, exposure to modern design patterns.
    • Working knowledge of algorithms and data structures.
    • Effective unit testing with JUnit and mock objects.
    • Experience of persistence with relational and NoSQL data stores.
    • Familiar with Eclipse, Maven, GIT and CI servers (e.g. Jenkins/Hudson, GO, Bamboo)
    • Experience building REST web service clients and servers.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Comfortable and productive in an Agile team environment.



    • Experience designing and developing Map/Reduce applications with Hadoop or Amazon EMR.
    • Experience developing and tuning highly concurrent data processing systems
    • Performance analysis and optimization of complex distributed applications
    • Familiar with structured code reviews, e.g Gerrit, FishEye, Crucible.
    • General AWS services experience (EC2 deployment, services such as IAM, SWF, SNS, SQS, RDS, RedShift)
    • Automated deployment with Chef, Puppet, Docker.
    • Experience with code hygiene tools such as CheckStyle, PMD, JaCoCo.
    • Experience with WGS-84, cartography, geodesy or navigation standards and systems.
    • Experience with the Spring Framework.

    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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