Principal Software Engineer (Java)
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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.

    Within the search department we’re developing web services for geocoding, reverse geocoding and searching addresses and points of interests. We have vacancies in two teams. One team owns the extended Search API, a collection of web services. The other team is responsible for the data transformation process, which transforms TomTom map data into a dataset suitable for the search web services using a cloud based parallel data pipeline, optimized for cost and lead time. Given the broadness of the free text search domain, you will be encouraged to investigate and implement algorithms improving performance and results accuracy. As every member of our development team, you will influence design decisions, architecture and choice of tooling used by the team. 

    What you’ll do
    • In the data transformation team:

    • Improve the (quality) of the search web services by extending and improving the data transformation software

    • Finetune cost & lead time of the cloud-based data pipeline

    • Continuously improve the team’s extensive set of visual web application tools used to inspect data and diagnose issues

    What you’ll need
    • 10+ years of experience with Java 8

    • Good knowledge of design patterns and clean code principles

    • Solid understanding of software engineering principles to deliver high quality software

    What’s nice to have
    • Apache Lucene (or any search engines) is much appreciated

    • Cloud experience (Azure or AWS)

    • Continuous integration, Jenkins, Maven knowledge

    • Git, Linux, scripting experience

    • Online APIs and micro service architectures

    Meet your team

    The Search department is part of LT Products (Location Technology Products), TomTom’s central technical unit. We’re comprised of product units that develop a range of innovative, customized navigation technologies for customers to integrate into their location-based applications. The technologies are then sold to business customers by TomTom’s Automotive and Enterprise businesses. Our global team includes smart, skilled people in product, research and UX units, all tackling today’s biggest mobility challenges to help create a safe, autonomous world that is free of congestion and emissions.

    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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