• Senior Research Engineer - Privacy AI (Zürich Lab)

    Job Locations CH-Bern-Zollikofen
    Requisition ID
    Research & Software Developmnt
  • Who are we?

    HERE is a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences. Our vision is to enable the “Autonomous World” with our technology and services. We combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology and sensor data to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices from smartphones and tablets to wearables, robotics and vehicles. To learn more about HERE, including our work in the areas of connected and autonomous driving, visit  

    What's the role?

    Our Platform Research organization is building a Lab in the Zurich area and is seeking highly motivated software engineers with interest and demonstrated experience in machine learning, analytics, privacy and big data processing. We are looking for candidates that are entrepreneurial, that are highly motivated with their own opinions, and that want to shape products and implement pioneering technologies that impact millions of people every day!


    You will be part of an advanced AI team within the Research organization tasked with delivering breakthrough and disruptive innovation powering HERE’s future business. You will collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the industry. You'll enjoy a competitive salary, great benefits, and a creative and agile work environment. This is an opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, growing team at one of the most innovative technology companies in the world.



    The team of the Location Data Anonymization Program is distributed across Zürich, Berlin and Eindhoven. We are senior research engineers who work hard on balancing privacy and utility of the data. The candidate will be exposed to leading edge technologies and research for machine learning, analytics, privacy protection, distributed devices and IoT.

    Who are you?

    This is a senior engineering role where you will need to excel with minimal technical supervision, while playing a variety of roles as needed to respond efficiently to product priorities. You both understand the business requirements and provide deep technical insights into the details of implementing novel high-scale software systems. You understand operational issues, collaborate with engineers in your areas of expertise as well as other disciplines and help drive innovative and effective technical solutions.



    • BS in Computer Science or a related discipline, advanced degrees preferred

    • 7+ years of experience in a software engineering or data science role

    • Strong knowledge in computer science fundamentals such as algorithms and data structures

    • Previous experience in design and implementation of machine learning and predictive algorithms

    • Solid knowledge of object-oriented and functional programming principles and proven experience in programming languages such as C++, Java and Scala

    • Working knowledge in data analysis/manipulation packages such as Pandas/Spark and numerical packages/languages such as Numpy/Matlab/Julia

    • Experience in scripting such as Bash, Python and/or JavaScript

    • Good command of written and spoken English


    • Knowledge of geo informatics and location-aware systems
    • Knowledge of data privacy in general and privacy metrics such as k-anonymization and differential privacy


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