Lead / Principal Backend Engineer (Kotlin) - Last Mile team (m/f/x)

Job Locations DE-Berlin
Requisition ID
Research & Development

What's the role?

About HERE for Last Mile

This new HERE Service brings together retailers with couriers and service operators with customers in a seamless digital process across systems and devices. HERE for Last Mile is becoming a disruptive new B2B toolkit for efficient and predictable last mile delivery, service dispatch, real-time routing optimization with track & trace in an urban environment tailored for the needs of operators managing large fleets of delivery and service vehicles, from established parcel giants to emerging on-demand-delivery start-ups. Build on top of the HERE Location Platform it powers the most advanced use cases in urban logistics and supply chain management. 


As a Lead /Principal Backend engineer (m/f/x), you will:

  • Design and build our backend services 
  • Follow engineering best practices (unit testing, automation, pairing, refactoring, continuous delivery, etc.) and keep up to date with the latest trends and technologies 
  • Coach others and help them grow in your area of expertise
  • Participate in the team on-call rotation

Who are you?

  • 8+ years of overall experience including expertise in architecting microservice based systems
  • Knowledge of creating RESTful APIs in JVM based languages (Kotlin experience preferred but not necessary)
  • Experience with building and running highly available and scalable services using Cloud Platforms, e.g. AWS, following the infrastructure as code paradigm by using, e.g. Kubernetes or Terraform
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL database design
  • Experience leading teams and/or driving initiatives
  • Fluent in English, both in spoken and written form 

The following would add extra value to your contribution in our team:

  • Experience in running message queues, e.g. Kafka, in production
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Open source contributions


What Do We Offer?

  • Competitive salary & Benefits (including 30 working days of vacation, Flexible working hours and Public transportation subsidy, etc)
  • Challenging problems to solve
  • Work that makes a difference in the world
  • Freedom to decide how to perform your work
  • Variety in the types of projects
  • Collaborative, Supportive Colleagues

Change is HERE. Apply now.



Who are we?

HERE Technologies is a location data and technology platform company. We empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely.


At HERE we take it upon ourselves to be the change we wish to see. We create solutions that fuel innovation, provide opportunity and foster inclusion to improve people’s lives. If you are inspired by an open world and driven to create positive change, join us. Learn more about us. Watch Video



We are an international team of product developers that deeply care about building things right and bringing value to our users. Here you’ll find strong experts with a broad range of skills (Paint Drip people, to use Kent Beck's definition) and together with us you will bring new products to life, shaping the future of urban fleets. Our backend tech stack consists of Kotlin, Node.js, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes. You will be a key member of our product development team, shaping our products and bringing your best ideas to the table.


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