Our 55,000sq. ft Ireland R&D Software Development campus is at the heart of a rich tech eco-system. It’s a global centre of excellence that’s well-connected to our operations in the UK and around the world and is leading the charge in software development for level four automated driving and electrical vehicle architecture.


The diverse and inclusive teams here are working on next generation automated driving, electrical architecture, next-generation telematics, cyber security, cloud services and benchmarking.

JLR Shannon attracts a wealth of talented Software Engineers eager to transfer and grow their skills in pioneering automotive where we’re developing fully connected, electric and autonomous driving vehicles.

Secure bike parking

Car parking

Showers and lockers


Good public transport links

EV Charging

LEED Gold Star Building

Agile environment

Where we are

JLR Shannon
One Airport Avenue
Shannon Free Zone West
Co. Clare
V14 T863



To produce inspiring cars, we need our graduates to be just as inspired. So graduates at our Shannon Software Engineering Centre get involved in the development of new software based features, gain knowledge of software and system architecture and development in C/C++ or Python to deliver robust software into our vehicles in an agile fashion.

If you have a degree in Engineering or Computer Science specialising in software engineering and development or signal processing, are keen to learn and have a desire to create novel solutions to complex technical problems, you’ll be supported to develop your skills, plan our software delivery schedules, act as a coach/mentor and become a subject matter expert in software development.


Work-Life Balance

Our hybrid and flexible working policies give people agency over where and when they work. This flexibility helps people achieve a better work-life balance.

Our Working Outside of Ireland policy allows individuals who relocate from overseas to spend more time in their home countries, giving them extra time with their families and friends.

Sports & Social

Our Sports & Social committee plays an active part in life at JLR Shannon. There are a variety of activities available to get involved in, such as soccer, surfing, rock climbing, music, and more. Our Shannon office is located close to Ireland’s city of sport, Limerick (Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast). Our Sports and Social committee also organises social nights out and events on a regular basis including quizzes, days out to Escape Rooms and Tapas nights.

Rewards & Benefits

JLR Ireland recognises that its people are its greatest assets. This is evident with the benefits we have in place.

Our maternity leave policy allows the expectant parent 42 weeks of paid leave. This enables them to enjoy 42 weeks of paid leave with their new baby.

Employee well-being is imperative to us. We offer a comprehensive health insurance plan and a fantastic employee assistance programme. Our employee assistance programme is available to our employees and their immediate family members.

Learning & Development

We believe in continuously supporting the development of our people. Every JLR employee has access to learning platforms including Udemy and Pluralsight.


We are passionate about our people and they are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live. We foster a culture in which all of our employees can bring their authentic selves to work and reach their full potential.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Networks

JLR has eleven employee-led Diversity and Inclusion networks.

Our diverse and inclusive teams in Shannon deliver elements of our next-generation electrical architecture for software-defined vehicles using service orientation, application optimisation and hosting on consolidated controllers, next-generation automated driving, telematics, cyber security, functional safety, validation/testing and cloud for future services such as fleet mobility.

JLR Shannon attracts a wealth of talented Software Engineers eager to transfer and grow their skills in pioneering automotive software development to deliver fully connected, electric and autonomous driving vehicles


The garage is an advanced R&D workshop with 25 vehicle bays and full test facilities. This facility allows project teams to deploy new test programmes almost instantaneously considerably speeding up the process and ensuring the team are fully involved from start to finish.

Living and working in the West of Ireland

JLR chose to base its Ireland office in the Mid-West for a multitude of reasons. The concentrated tech eco-system is just one and gives tech professionals a way into the exciting automotive industry.

The lifestyle opportunities are just as impressive: right beside Shannon Airport and just two hours from Dublin, the campus is accessible to Limerick and Galway and offers laid back living in the Irish countryside, villages and towns of the West of Ireland.


Located just a 20 minute commute from Shannon, Limerick is the capital of the Mid-West and Ireland’s third largest city. It’s home to many working professionals due to economic growth and quality of living that you’ll find in the city centre, suburbs or countryside.

A city rich in culture and history, Limerick also offers a vibrant nightlife and the largest indoor shopping centre in the Mid-West. Limerick is also proudly recognised as the Irish capital of sport and home to sporting legends Munster Rugby, along with the Gaelic Grounds, University Sports Arena and Limerick Racecourse.


Around a 60 minute commute from Shannon, Galway is a popular tourist hub known for its unique culture and heritage. Known as the ‘city of the tribes’ Galway boasts a unique city landscape with its traditional Irish streets and markets and is surrounded by small villages that offer a more relaxed rural setting.

Some of the city’s most famous attractions include Eyre Square, Salthill and the Saturday markets which run along the famous Shop Street. Galway is also known for its nightlife with a range of famous bars, pubs and restaurants including The West End, Roisín Dubh, and The Dew Drop Inn.


Ennis is a bustling market town just a 20 minute commute from Shannon. It offers a unique blend of old and new Ireland, rich with tradition and heritage but now diverse and modern, and is surrounded by many attractive villages.

A hive for Irish culture and history and world famous for its music, Ennis attracts visitors to its cultural festivals and incredible scenery. It’s the ideal base from which to explore the world renowned Wild Atlantic Way with many of Ireland’s famous landmarks such as the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and the Aran Islands only a short distance away.

Current opportunities

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