Lead JAVA Architect (m/f/x)

HERE Technologies
Added: March 5, 2024
What's the role?

About The Team

HERE Platform Solutions Architecture team is embedded inside a horizontal architecture group which has the responsibility of defining the target architecture of platform products at HERE. Given its unique horizontal position in the organization, the architecture group has a deep visibility and influence over how various software products are designed, implemented and maintained at HERE. While individual architects have deep understanding of specific products and domains, the real strength of architecture team comes from its culture of cross collaboration and knowledge sharing within the group. Solution architecture team has an additional function of bringing customer-centricity to the group. The team works with strategic HERE customers spread across the world to build solutions for their usecases by leveraging HERE location platform. In addition to creating significant customer value, the team brings back rich insights and experience from the field which then helps further shaping of product architecture and portfolio. The results produced by this team have direct impact on customer success and hence also on HERE’s competitiveness and success. Given the criticality of work done in Solution Architecture group, it is quite common for the team to be in customer and management spotlight while at the same time engaging with engineers on finer technical details.

The team consists of around 7 architects with varying level of experience and diverse backgrounds, but a like-minded attitude towards continuous learning, knowledge sharing and collective success. The team members share a common desire to apply their expertise to create actual customer value. A common trait in the team is their ability to look wide across multiple systems and also go deep into specific components when required. We are looking to reinforce our Solution Architecture team to manage an increasing line-up of our customers.

About The Role

Your responsibility as an architect in this team is to drive success of HERE Location Platform through deliberate, clear and consistent software design. You are expected to work with internal stakeholders to understand their requirements and help create solution architectures for real-world use cases. This demands a hands-on pragmatic approach, an analytical mind-set with a solid theoretical basis and most importantly an ability to work with autonomy. A background in developing and using parallel and distributed systems, new products or platforms and technology is essential for the candidate to be able to successfully lead the architecture work. Our architects are expected to work with high degree of autonomy to own the process and outcome of their assignments. As a Lead Architect, you will be working closely with highly experienced and established domain experts to build technical solutions for various usecases.


  • Ensure customer success by providing detailed solution architecture for their usecases and provide technical guidance through out implementation phase.
  • Work with software engineering teams and architecture team to build system architecture and implement software components.
  • Work with domain architects and engineers to build insights into operational and cost metrics of customer solutions.
  • Take necessary steps to learn and understand necessary technologies, tooling and concepts as and when required the job.
  • Please note this is not a people management role.

Who are you?

  • Strong computer science fundamentals. A degree in computer science or related discipline is highly desired.
  • 2+ years of experience in distributed/parallel computing software systems in various roles.
  • 5+ years in software engineering roles.
  • Fluency in either Java or Scala, as well as ideally one or more of other languages (e.g. C++, Python, Go).
  • Experience with one or more big-data technologies like Flink, Spark, Kafka, Redis for high volume and low latency data processing.
  • Experience with IaaS cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP) and orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes is beneficial.
  • Customer-centric approach to solving problems.
  • Good communication skills
  • Be ambitious to work in dynamic environment and with different stakeholders.
  • Nice to have architecture experience

What we offer?

  • This role is eligible for Creative Tax Incentive scheme in Poland” or KUP (Autorskie Koszty Uzyskania Przychodu)
  • Work with cutting edge, modern technologies
  • fantastic & talented people from 60+ countries worldwide, direct partnership with Berlin team
  • flexible working hours
  • a great work-life balance
  • 25 paid vacation days
  • Meal Vouchers
  • Vision Support
  • Competitive salary plus bonus
  • Brown bag talks, team events and more!

Change is HERE. Apply Now!

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. Learn more about us. Watch Video