Sr Principal Architect

Job Locations DE-Berlin
Requisition ID
Research & Development

What's the role?

HERE has placed the development of an Location Platform as a central building block of its strategy. Development of this platform will be driven by three functions, Product, Engineering and Architecture. HERE is looking for a Senior Principal Architect - m/f/x in Berlin, Germany, to lead the Design and Development of Applications and Services 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 applications and services to enable optimization of last mile delivery (Last Mile, Tour Planning).


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 Applications that are built on top of the Platform data processing capabilities and using location services such as Routing, Rendering, Search, Geocoding, 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
  • 10+ years of experience in delivering software products or systems in various roles, experience in lead engineer or lead architect roles as well as designing distributed cloud services with high revenue and billions of transactions
  • 5+ years in architect roles
  • Thought Leader and expert in RESTful API design, scripting, and deployment and testing automation
  • Thought leader in architecting high volume and low latency REST services
  • Expert in performance tuning and operational cost optimization
  • Expert in high throughput data processing in multitenant cloud systems. Using technologies like AWS Elasticache, AWS S3, Splunk, AWS RDS.
  • Ability to communicate complex systems and solutions in an easy-to-understand way to non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience in Kubernetes and Docker technology, understanding of microservices architectural style
  • Experience in AWS and/or Azure cloud technology
  • Experience with operating and maintaining large scale distributed web services with low latencies
  • Hands-on work with engineering teams


Nice to have:

  • Fluency in architectural areas of security, network, high-availability, reliability experience
  • Spark and/or Flink
  • Experience with location technology


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



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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