Principal Android Architect (C++/ Embedded systems) (m/f/x)

Job Locations DE-Berlin
Requisition ID
Research & Development

What's the role?

HERE Architecture team is looking for an experienced and passionate Principal Architect (Embedded/ Mobile); someone who will work closely with HERE Navigation team. The HERE Navigation team is building a next-generation, highly customizable embedded navigation product. We are an international team of engineers, designers and product managers working in an agile environment.
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You will be part of the automotive business unit in Berlin where we build best-in-class navigation experiences. Berlin is a truly global site with over 50 different nationalities from around the world. 


As a Principal Architect for the Android Integration you will help us plan and document the architecture of cutting edge navigation systems and enablers for highly automated driving and advanced driver assistance.



  • Responsible for the design and evolution of the HERE Navigation system's software architecture.
  • Maintaining hands-on involvement to deeply understand the system’s internals.
  • Collaborating daily with engineering teams to ensure alignment between product development and deployment.
  • Acting as a key liaison, bridging technical and product perspectives to optimize product usage and customer satisfaction.
  • Providing architecture integration and troubleshooting support for strategic customer cases.
  • Demonstrating the ability to navigate between high-level architectural strategies and detailed component-level insights.
  • Leveraging a comprehensive understanding of the system to enhance its robustness, scalability, and performance.

Who are you?

This demands a successful candidate to have both a hands-on pragmatic approach and an analytical mindset with a solid theoretical basis. A background as lead developer or architect with experience in working on low level will be helpful. We expect a successful candidate to take initiative and work independently against agreed targets, and organize his or her work without excessive direction, so past project management experience is appreciated.  




  • 10+ years of experience in delivering software products or systems in various roles 
  • 5+ years of experience developing or operating android or automotive software 
  • Fluent in 2 or more contemporary programming languages (C++, Python, TypeScript, Kotlin) 
  • Experience with Performance Optimization and Debugging Embedded Automotive Systems 
  • Experience with API design and maintenance of APIs 
  • Experience with Android Software Development 
  • Knowledge of formal specification languages (UML) and the prose around them  
  • Project Management experience is appreciated 
  • M.Sc. or higher degree in a relevant field (CS, EE, Math)


What we offer:

  • A great work-life balance
  • Hybrid model of work
  • Challenging problems to solve
  • Collaborative and encouraging colleagues
  • Opportunities to learn, grow and develop: company hackathons, technical talks, and trainings
  • Regular feedbacks
  • 30 paid vacation days
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary plus bonus
  • BVG company ticket
  • German language course
  • Access to Insight Timer app for sessions on meditation, yoga, etc.
  • Diverse team of fantastic & talented people from 60+ countries worldwide.
  • Brown bag talks, team events, BBQ on the rooftop and more!


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Our culture is founded on openness, collaboration and honesty, with colleagues who are brilliant in their field, helpful, resilient, loyal and strive for the best. One team in that everyone makes a difference and everyone is heard.


As part of HERE Technologies employment process, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment screening process. This offer and any related claims are subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment screening. This will involve employment, education, and criminal verification if applicable.


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. 


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