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REQ ID: 67841
JOB TITLE: Lead Software Engineer (RWS)
SALARY: £40,000 - £53,000
POSTING END DATE: 31/10/2021


We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.





This opportunity is within the Chassis and Motion Control systems team in Body/Chassis Engineering Department. This team develops control systems and delivers software for existing and future Chassis, Powertrain, Electrical and ADAS technologies, enhancing the driving experience with technology.

The role is to lead the continued development of the in-house Rear Wheel Steering (RWS) control software on a future vehicle programme, covering all aspects of delivery including design, implementation, productionisation and all associated processes in line with the Programme Milestones (PCDS v4) and relevant quality standards (KWS12.13).


This role covers a broad range of responsibilities, the focus of which will develop as the programme progress from its initial design stage through implementation to engineering sign-off and completion. You will lead delivery of model-based software in accordance with industry best practise and internal standards as well as producing the required documentation.


This role offers opportunity to work on the next generation of Jaguar Landrover platforms across a range of vehicle variants, utilising the experience and learning from the recently delivered L460 system (which will also need to be maintained and improved through its lifecycle).


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


As a Lead Software Engineer you will take technical leadership of a number of software/ control engineers, including task planning, delegation of work, reviewing and reporting progress. You will develop and maintain the software team work plan within an agile framework, including planning of sprints, balancing content priorities and resources. You will be leading the model-based software development to meet requirements including architecture definition, functional development and testing, in line with the relevant quality standards (KWS12.13), coding guidelines and technical/ project constraints.




As a Lead Software Engineer you will be a candidate who has 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 dependable. You will be able to work effectively with a diverse team across different sites and test locations. You will have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Development or equivalent experience in this area. You will ideally have experience of Agile delivery methods and knowledge of Functional Safety and Cyber Security tools and processes. Ability to utilise new digital tools to support the workflow (eg JIRA, RTC, DOORs) is highly desirable.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • Experienced in control software delivery, preferably with a chassis related product.

  • Competent to create work plans, co-ordinate tasks across team members, track progress, review and report status

  • An understanding of vehicle network communications, ECUs and electronics




  • Experience leading software delivery teams

  • Experienced in Model Based Control System Design

  • Prior experience of delivering safety critical systems in accordance with a quality management process.

  • Experience with change/ configuration management

  • An understanding of Chassis Control systems and their influence on vehicle dynamic behaviour.





Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career working with a world-class team in state-of-the-art facilities. We offer acompetetive salary and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey. 


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.



At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. 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; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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