Principal Engineer – Embedded Systems

£Competitive + benefits
17 Sep 2018
17 Oct 2018

Principal Engineer – Embedded Systems

£Competitive + benefits



Join the team that’s helping us lead the field

JCB is a world-class, family business. We are proud of our achievements and dedicated to looking after our people. For Engineers, the opportunities are particularly exciting: our experts are involved in projects from inception to production and also have the chance to work internationally.

About Engineering at JCB

If you want fast-paced and innovative, you’ve come to the right place: as part of our Engineering team, you’ll be the talent behind our hugely successful global range. We’re leaders in our market – but we’re not content with this. Instead, we constantly strive to build better, smarter machinery, which has led to some amazing achievements: for example, our vehicles feature advanced systems and we’ve made it into the record books! With an engine designed by our expert team, the JCB DieselMax car is the proud holder of the world diesel land speed record. And that’s just one example of our Engineers’ varied remit. With the chance to get involved with different areas and travel abroad if required, you’re free to push the limits of your technical abilities in a fascinating field.

About your role

As part of a highly focussed team, you’ll lead electronic system architecture and software strategy across the business. You’ll develop the processes and strategy associated with embedded systems and software, covering all elements of the lifecycle from design through to testing and validation.

In terms of software, you’ll work with suppliers and JCB units to ensure the final product meets our exacting standards. You’ll also refine the delivery process, improve test and validation, and drive our model-based approach. Our hardware must be of the highest quality too, so you’ll be developing specifying, selecting and integrating electronic control systems that fit within our architectures and JCB specifications. With excellence always the driving force behind your work, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to investigate issues, pilot new techniques and to get the most from the latest hardware and solutions.  

About you

Ideally, you’ll bring a degree or HND (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. You’ll certainly have a wide range of experience in vehicle embedded systems. Perhaps you gained this with a supplier or with an off road manufacturer, but whatever your background, you’ll be used to software application testing and refining software functional requirements.  With this expertise, you’ll support the team, working flexibly across Electronics and Electrical. If there are gaps in your knowledge, we’ll help you to up-skill. You therefore need to be hands-on, ready to learn and passionate about what you do. We look for adaptable, team-focused people who thrive in fast-paced settings and work with a sense of urgency.

Rewards and benefits

Our achievements – now and in the future – are down to our 14,000-strong worldwide workforce. To say thank you, we give everyone here career development and the chance to progress. We also pay great attention to employees’ health and welfare. You can expect medical insurance and dental care schemes, plus access to our healthy living centre. Naturally, this comes with a competitive salary, company pension and 33 days’ annual leave.

JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

To apply please email your CV to F.A.O. Alison Desborough and advise which role you are applying for

Recruitment agencies: JCB does not accept any speculative approaches to present candidates for advertised vacancies. 

No closing date?  If so, that’s because we often only advertise until we have filled the position. It’s therefore best to submit your application as soon as possible.