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Principal Software Engineer

Principal Software Engineer

Belgium, Ghent

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.

What you'll do

· Analyze requirements and develop an approach for solving it

· Apply agile techniques to deliver high quality software and technical excellence

· Efficient and maintainable code, whilst meeting the agreed requirements

· Implement current software development practices, processes and standards code reviews, design reviews

· Constantly change current practices, look for leaner, more efficient ways - drive change

What you'll need

· University degree (PhD is a plus) in computer science or equivalent

· Profound knowledge of the Java universe, but not in a narrow-minded way. We are a problem solving company and prefer using the right tool for the job at hand, without restricting us to one language

· 10+ years of experience in complex software development

· Knowledge of automated deployment and testing techniques and tools

· Good knowledge of design patterns and clean code principles

· Never-ending curiosity: technologies, paradigms and clean code principles

What's nice to have

· Pro-active, pragmatic attitude: building solutions over writing papers

· Agile thinking

· Knowledge and interests in Cloud computing (AWS)/Big Data (Hadoop/Crunch/Spark), TGG, Machine Learning, API security testing, Geospatial domain

Meet your team

We're CPP, which stands for Content Production Platform - TomTom's proprietary transactional map-making platform that supports TomTom's maps, and the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use them. We're a product unit within TomTom's Location Technology Products technical unit. On our team, you'll work on map production, maintenance, transformation, release access and more as you help create leading mapping technology for a moving 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.

Ready to move the world forward?

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Principal Software Engineer

TomTom International BV., Ghent
Contract Type: 
Permanent contract
Software Engineer, Engineer
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