R&D Engineering Manager (Map Data Processing)

Job Locations DE-Frankfurt | DE-Berlin
Requisition ID
Research & Development

What's the role?


Join our fast growing, highly motivated Map Data Processing team. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to dive deep into how we capture the real world and how this is reflected into HERE’s global map database, You will be working with teams across HERE on bringing this data straight into HERE’s Products & Services.

We work with Agile practices and co-operate with numerous different teams inside and outside of the company. Our team delivers digital maps content at highest quality and from multiple sources, providing the map data powering a large variety of Product experiences.



Your Mission


As an Engineering Manager in the Map Data Processing group you will lead an agile team of highly skilled engineers, developing tools to source map content in an efficient, scalable and highly automated manner to generate and maintain the freshest and most relevant map. For that you will be translating product strategies into technology strategies, leading the long-term architectural direction and helping your team design and build industry-grade customer-facing geo-data-intensive products.

You will work closely with other engineering & operations teams, internal users of tool chains your team develops and partner with product managers and the larger map operations business units.


Your Tasks


  • Build, lead and mentor world-class engineering teams(Beijing /Chicago/Germany) and cultivate a culture of innovation & delivery
  • Define the technical agenda, the work and direct the team on multiple projects complex systems and services of varying scope and complexity
  • Work closely with product management and map production teams, as well as collaboratively with other engineering teams to ensure cross-functional goals are met.
  • Fully understand requirements, system interdependencies and limitations and translate them into software solutions with your team
  • Define long term architectural direction, participating in architecture, design and cross-team strategy discussions, to build reliable, scaling industry-grade geo-spatial services end-to-end
  • Communicate with leadership regarding progress against plans, issues, and needs
  • Collaborate closely both with strategic HERE Technologies partners and internal stakeholders
  • Mentor and coach your team members in software development, automation testing, DevOps and software deployment best practices
  • Provide career development guidance and performance feedback to team members
  • Recruiting and hiring top talent

Who are you?


  • 10+ years of professional experience in Software Engineering , 5+ years of proven experience in leading an engineering team, ideally in a multi-cultural, multi-site environment
  • 8+ years of software development experience in data-intensive and customer-oriented environment, including hands on application design and development experience
  • Strong skills in Java programming, Scala (preferred) in combination with backend architectures, messaging technologies and related frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of REST based web service technologies, JSON and XML, SOA and micro services architectures
  • Good knowledge of Amazon Web Services technologies (EC2, S3, RDS, EMR,...)
  • Good experience in data structures and algorithms, knowledge of design patterns and engineering best practices
  • Strong knowledge of using code collaboration tools (e.g. Git/Mercurial), issue tracking tools (e.g. JIRA) and team collaboration tools (e.g. Wikis)
  • Good knowledge of continuous integration & build tools and CI/CD, with a preference on Jenkins and/or Bamboo
  • Strong experience working with and leading teams following Agile/Scrum or Lean methodology, including incremental delivery and continuous deployment.
  • Proven practical experience in hiring, mentoring and developing engineers
  • Very good communication skills in English both written and spoken
  • Willing to work across different timezones due to the nature of role.

Nice to have

  • Background on geospatial data handling & management (GIS, PostGIS, etc.)
  • Familiar with GeoJSON
  • Experience with DBMS and SQL skills, with a strong preference on PostgreSQL

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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.


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