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REQ ID: 112677
JOB TITLE: On Board Software Developer
SALARY: £39,200 - £51,800
LOCATION: Gaydon - Hybrid
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.


What to Expect


The role is that of a Lead software developer for embedded diagnostic platform creation for automotive applications. The main purpose of this role is for the development of software sub systems elements into vehicle programmes. The individual will work within an Agile framework with engineers to ensure that valid content is specified, developed and arrange verification activity to support the Vehicle Health Management applications which meets best software programming practices for quality, cost and time.


Project activities can comprehend:


  • Development of JLR’S future embedded software components aimed at delivering modern luxury to our customers through Vehicle Health Management, some examples include Vehicle Event Resolution Engine, Vehicle Diagnostics and Signal handlers
  • Contribute towards Low Level Design of new features into core software components
  • Development of new features for existing components, delivering work in an Agile environment
  • Join Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) PI planning and Scrum ceremonies
  • Work on bug fixes including investigation work whenever required
  • Join code review sessions and contribute to code quality standard discussions
  • Join/support technical discussions with other technical teams like Architecture and Testing


Key performance indicators:


  • Throughput will be measured primarily using story points in JIRA as part of delivering Agile sprints.
  • Discovery and implemented code created using approved JLR digital toolsets and industry standards.
  • Ensuring all authored is:
    • Stable – Should results in zero downtime or issues.
    • Testable – Codebase should have a high 95%+ code coverage.
    • Reducing Code Churn – Minimise the amount of code rework sprint on sprint.
    • Supporting the Team – Reducing Silo by ensure that 10-20% of time is spent working with others e.g. KT sessions, Code reviews etc.
  • Partner with developers and tech leads across the enterprise to identify business needs and appropriate technical solutions.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:


  • Work as a technical leader for the delivery of the system or software being developed to meet the business requirements on time with appropriate quality and at the right cost
  • A typical day for a software developer in JLR requires a mix of technical knowledge in C/C++, experience with Linux and Hardware, CI/CD activities and different integration activities with 3rd parties and proprietary solutions
  • Implementing code and documenting of technical solutions from low-level design artefacts using recognised repositories, processes and coding practices.
  • Software development discovery for automotive diagnostic applications, working alongside other developers and architects to resolve complex coding problems.
  • Working collaboratively across product squads and chapters to deliver industry best practice for software development activities at JLR.
  • Be a proactive stakeholder in code quality, coding to standards and overall product quality
  • Participate in innovation and workshops (internal and supplier) to define product implementation in line with industry leading standards.


Knowledge Skills and Experience:




  • Technically capable of defining, developing, and maintaining full software (OOP)
  • Programming and scripting languages (C++, C, Python, Bash)
  • Champion of technology excellence by coaching, mentoring, guiding, leading by example
  • Knowledge of software structures / architectures / design patterns
  • Knowledge of the software development process and industry tool sets
  • Knowledge of DevOps (Gitlab CI/CD, Docker)
  • Experience of planning, co-ordination, delivery incrementally working testable software and reporting of requirements to support the Cycle Plan programmes using Agile
  • Degree or relevant equivalent experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills
  • Knowledge of agile frameworks (SCRUM, Kanban)
  • Knowledge of Embedded operating systems (Linux, QNX Neutrino, etc)



  • Knowledge of Automotive diagnostics testers
  • Knowledge of automotive and consumer networks
  • Fundamental knowledge of electronics hardware platforms
  • Knowledge of hardware from silicon (processor, memory etc)
  • Knowledge of ASPICE, V-Model and regulated environments





Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


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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