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Software Engineer

Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover Manchester
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31 Aug 2022

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Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.

We are looking for a software engineer with proven experience, or demonstrable interest, in developing and maintaining the Kafka infrastructure of big data platforms, and building applications that enable us to stream data via Kafka topics as part of a cross-functional team. Your skill-set should be able to demonstrate how you have/can delivered/deliver and maintained/maintain cost-effective solutions that enable high data streaming throughput via Kafka in production environments. Your background should include exposure and advocacy for modern DevSecOps practices, and being able to put in place and work with tooling to enable such practices (think "testing in production"!). Being able to advise others on Kafka engineering best practices is also something we'd be interested in.

This role provides a rare opportunity to support and grow an entirely new data capability within Jaguar Land Rover's Global Digital Development team. You will form an essential part of a collaborative, iterative and agile process within a team of designers, software, DevSecOps and quality engineers helping deliver best in class digital solutions to the business and its customers.

Do you thrive in an exciting, dynamic and creative start-up environment, but also enjoy the security, resources and influence of an established and successful organisation? Would you excel within a world-class and passionate team that loves what they do? Are you looking for an influential role that can truly make a difference?

With scope to become a single component, or component group, technical lead, you will be a valued member of the Global Digital Development team, contributing to the strategic direction of the data technology and solutions delivered.

You will be responsible for the following:
Responsibility for developing and delivering systems / software applications to meet the business requirements on time with appropriate quality and at the right costSupport the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of the resource planning model development statusSupport colleagues in conflict and issue resolution within the Centre of Competence and across functionsManage and develop status reporting, providing a coherent status for senior managementSupport colleagues by interfacing between Product Strategy, Transformation, Vehicle Programmes and Engineering colleagues to ensure the application created covers all resource requirementsUndertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested

An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependableAn individual, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.A passion for continuous technical improvementAn individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planningA resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputsA good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideasA effective team player, actively develops and supports team members

* An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style


Innovative. Trusted. Pioneering. These three qualities have always summed up Jaguar Land Rover. They have been encapsulated within the performance, luxury and excellence of all our products. They are what every person working for us lives and breathes.

We have been automotive industry pioneers for more than six decades. Jaguar debuted in 1935. Land Rover made its celebrated entrance in 1948.

From then until now, we have been at the forefront of technical innovation in all areas of vehicle development. Through our revolutionary technologies, performance and craftsmanship, we have pushed the boundaries of what the industry considers possible over and over again. Our efforts have led to some of the most iconic nameplates ever to grace the road.

With an ever-evolving history and exhilarating future, this is the place to drive your pursuit for success. This is where you'll push the boundaries of your potential. This is where you'll put excellence in motion.

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