Engineering Lead Automotive Navigation UI
Software Engineering - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Engineering Lead Automotive Navigation UI
Software Engineering - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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At TomTom…  
You’ll move the world forward. Every day, we create the most innovative mapping and location technologies to shape tomorrow’s mobility for the better. 

We are proud to be one team of more than 5,000 unique, curious, passionate problem-solvers spread across the world. We bring out the best in each other. And together, we help the automotive industry, businesses, developers, drivers, citizens, and cities move towards a safe, autonomous world that is free of congestion and emissions. 
 

The role

This role provides you the opportunity to embark on the TomTom journey as an Associate Engineering Manager in Platform Products group, more specifically in the area of Automotive Navigation UI development for Android.

To succeed in this role, you will need a drive for delivery of high-quality software and a passion for technology and innovation. You are motivated by leading and developing people, building and growing agile software development teams. Building an engineering culture with an emphasis on empowered teams who deliver to agreed commitments is also part of this exciting assignment.

You have a solid software engineering background, since you need to lead by example by bootstrapping, building and improving products and teams within your responsibility area. You are experienced in lean/agile development and continuous improvement; encouraging simplicity, efficiency, ownership and accountability. You are curious and actively seeking to acquire new knowledge and skills and champion new methods, digital systems and processes to improve performance. You are not afraid to change direction based on new ideas, approaches, and strategies, when it is beneficial.

Within TomTom we work with many different cultures, and you collaborate with coworkers in the engineering network to achieve and fulfil our common goals.

What you’ll do
  • Lead, inspire and motivate a software product team of developers, test engineers and UX designers

  • Work closely with the product managers, architects, tech leads, UX and other stakeholders within and outside TomTom

  • Be fully accountable for the technical deliverables of the team

  • Be the line manager for the engineers in the team, responsible for recruitment, performance, competence, career development and health/welfare of co-workers

  • Provide technical domain knowledge, technical leadership and coach the teams in ‘best in class’ standards for software engineering and operations

  • Help build an engineering culture that is accountability and results oriented

  • Lead and organise the team following Empowered, Lean and DevOps principles to implement, evolve, support and own the software and system components to TomTom quality standards 

What you’ll need
  • A minimum of two years experience as an engineering manager with the ability to lead, coach, motivate and develop teams and team members;

  • Excellent, hands-on programming skills in Kotlin and Java with proven working experience;

  • Solid knowledge of Android platform and architecture components;

  • Strong communication skills across functions (UX, Product Management, Operations);

  • Openness and willingness to support others;

  • Passion for continuous improvement and experimentation.

What’s nice to have
  • You have been part of a Product Team (e.g., in a start-up setup);

  • Experience with Android Automotive.

Meet your team  
We’re Navigation, a product unit within TomTom’s Location Technology Products technical unit. We develop software for onboard, hybrid, and online navigation applications – used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Using a Navigation Data Standard (NDS) run-time format, our software includes navigation domain logic for traffic-dependent routing, route guidance, map visualization, search, positioning, and machine learning-based predictions and suggestions. On our team, you’ll see your work transforming connected and embedded navigation around the world. 
 
Achieve more  
We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people, and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – driven to make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple, since life is complex enough; and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring.
 
After you apply  
Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely, and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews through your onboarding. 
 
TomTom is an equal opportunity employer  
We celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, national origin, genetics, or age. 

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