Lead Software Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | Other
Requisition ID
Research & Development

What's the role?

HERE is looking for a Lead Software Engineer who will be working on various Java and Scala projects focused on integrating and processing large datasets of real-time traffic data and safety related traffic events. The candidate will participate in all stages of software development including refining product vision, gathering requirements, software system design, coding, testing, release, and support. This individual will follow a documented software development process and be accountable for conformance to software quality standards including the creation and execution of unit test plans. They will also work collaboratively with other engineering teams to ensure cross-functional goals are met.

Who are you?

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent field and 8+ years of software development experience
  • Proficient with Scala and the functional programming paradigm
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing and building large-scale distributed systems
  • Passionate and enthusiastic technologist who stays current on emerging approaches and trends
  • Proven track record applying appropriate design patterns and writing clean code
  • Champions good DevOps practices and Continuous Integration + Delivery
  • Critical thinker who proactively identifies areas for improvement and proposes solutions
  • Owns team successes/failures and shows extraordinary commitment to meeting goals
  • A mentor who looks for teaching and knowledge sharing opportunities


General Accountabilities

  • Architect and implement real-time, high-volume data processing applications
  • Ensure software correctness, robustness, and reliability
  • Break down requirements to define clear achievable milestones and create implementation plans
  • Troubleshoot functional and performance issues in complex distributed systems
  • Identify areas for improvement and solutions
  • Lead cross-team projects, defining solutions and coordinating dependencies
  • Optimize cloud computing resource utilization
  • Perform code reviews and mentoring

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.


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



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