Sr. Principal Architect

Job Locations DE-Berlin
Requisition ID
Research & Development

What's the role?

HERE is looking for a Senior Principal Architect - m/f/x in Berlin, Germany, to lead the Design and Development of Applications and Location Services built on the HERE platform.


Your responsibility will be to drive the success of the HERE platform effort through deliberate, clear, and consistent architecture, system design, and communication. You will ensure that deployment automation and testing is on par with our platform quality. You will be the technical subject matter expert for multiple engineering teams, working with them in an agile and inclusive manner. Your primary focus will be components for client-side applications as well as cloud services in the map rendering domain.


As part of the HERE platform Architecture group, we are a group of exceptionally talented doers who work passionately to apply cutting-edge and open-source technologies to build a location cloud platform. We work in close partnership with respective product and engineering management teams to ensure success.


We enable our customers to build targeted solutions using HERE Location Platform. The team, that you will be part of, focuses on location services such as Routing, Rendering, Search, Geocoding, Positioning, Urban Mobility including using customer supplied data and algorithms. Our customers range from tech, media, and telecommunications, to automotive and retail.

Our collaborative environment offers a good work-life balance, challenging tasks in designing large-scale, high-throughput, secure, and performant cloud services, and freedom to find the right technical solution. Come join our team, shape the future, and change the world.


Who are you?

You bring a hands-on pragmatic approach and an analytical mind-set with a sound theoretical basis. A background in developing complex distributed cloud systems is very beneficial to be able to successfully lead the architecture work:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or similar field
  • 7+ years of experience in delivering software products or systems in lead engineer or lead architect roles
  • 5+ years of expert level coding skills in C++, Javascript/TypeScript, Java or Scala
  • 5+ years in architect roles
  • Hands-on experience in all phases of developing complex software systems including architecture, design, prototyping, implementation, testing and deployment
  • Expert in rendering technologies including OpenGL and WebGL
  • Expert in RESTful API design, scripting, and deployment and testing automation
  • Expert in high throughput data processing in multitenant cloud systems using technologies like AWS ElastiCache, AWS S3, Splunk, AWS RDS
  • Experience in Kubernetes and Docker technology, understanding of microservices architectural style
  • Ability to communicate complex systems and solutions in an easy-to-understand way to non-technical stakeholders
  • Very good communication skills and be able to comfortably work in global environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills

 Nice to have:

  • Profound experience with digital mapping industry, map rendering and related location-based services
  • Fluency in architectural areas of security, network, high availability/reliability
  • Experience with Spark and/or Flink
  • Excellent knowledge of Agile processes


What do we offer?

  • Challenging problems to solve
  • Work that makes a difference in the world; your work will have direct impact on our products and customers
  • Freedom to decide how to perform your work
  • Variety in the types of projects
  • Feedback so you will know how well you are doing
  • Collaborative, supportive colleagues


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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.



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