Job Description Architect
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By joining our team, you will be contributing to the process to compile and deliver Navigation Data Standard (NDS) TomTom maps and updates.
NDS is an industry standard and offers modular, plug and play maps ready for use by NDS software applications. MyDrive, GO App, AmiGO or IndiGO are great products powered by TomTom NDS.
There are millions of cars using TomTom NDS maps every day, from Fiat 500 to super cars like Ferrari or Maserati. Please follow the link to learn more about NDS : or see an example of the achievement we are proud of .
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.
What you’ll do
Work in an agile environment and take ownership for the architecture of existing and new system components.
Contribute to our system design and implementation with required features and quality attributes and in line with our overall architecture.
Technically leading and mentoring the development team in the design and implementation of our system components.
Work with and extend our industry standard runtime navigation map format (NDS) in the automotive or online business.
Master open and proprietary spatial data formats and open source products to use in our products.
Maintain our map compilation software stack and contribute to its software and design quality; always strive to improve the quality of our software and map products;
continuously improve our testing strategies and test coverage.
Create and share interface specifications and architectural decision records
Work in a clean code environment we at TomTom pay great attention to testing and software quality, using unit tests, functional tests, integration tests, test automation, automated merge pipelines, quality monitoring through Sonar and Tiobe.
Contribute to a map production system that handles terabytes of data and runs on large computing clouds.
Occasionally implement software artifacts, e.g. for proof of concepts and validating design and architecture decisions
What you’ll need
3-5 years software development experience.
Up to date with relevant architectures, design methodologies, and tools
Capable of taking technical decisions
Strong in identifying, troubleshooting and resolving day-to-day technical and operational problems.
Knowledge of Java, object-oriented design principles, software engineering practices, including unit & integration testing, version control, continuous integration, release building.
Focus on getting things done’, without sacrificing quality.
Willingness to mentoring our self-organizing scrum teams.
What’s nice to have
Experience in open source and open map data technologies and products.
Experience with car navigation software design and runtime map formats.
Experience in cloud technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Microsoft Azure or AWS
Experience with Devops practices and tooling
Meet your team
We’re NDS, a product unit within TomTom’s Map Products technical unit. Our team is comprised of 100 people in 5 countries all driven to deliver the most up-to-date, accurate and detailed navigation maps for the hundreds of millions of people using TomTom maps around the world.
Joining our team, you’ll continuously help innovate our navigation map offering, create a real-time closed loop between detected changes in the real world and the users’ map, and build maps that will enable the future of autonomous driving.
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.