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REQ ID: 56693
JOB TITLE: Data Software Engineer - Kafka & AWS
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 30/11/2021
LOCATION: Manchester, UK
Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.




We are looking for a Big Data Engineer with proven experience of maintaining data pipelines using one or more data pipeline runner that handle high throughput with low latency in production, working on customer feedback to improve running pipelines, and working with other big data engineers.


This role provides a rare opportunity to join 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, DevOps and quality engineers helping deliver best in class digital solutions to the business and its customers.


You will be responsible for:

  • Helping to manage pipelines used by internal Jaguar Landrover customers delivered by our pipeline-as-a-service product.
  • Observing, maintaining, and fine-tuning customer’s pipelines in production.
  • Helping feed the product backlog for the pipeline-as-a-service product via customer feedback.
  • Interacting with other teams in the pipelines-as-a-service group to help deliver customer satisfaction in this novel space.


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?


Reporting directly to the Lead Big Data Engineer on your team, you will be a valued member of the Global Digital Development team, contributing to the strategic direction of the data technology and solutions delivered.


The Data Developer is responsible for the following:


  • Administering running pipelines via the Google Cloud Dataflow pipeline runner
  • Interfacing with pipeline ingress and egress mediums (Google Cloud Storage, Google Pub/Sub, Kafka via Confluent)
  • Helping customers to design and implement data pipelines (batch/streaming) using the pipelines-as-a-service product.
  • Effectively fine-tuning the performance of running pipelines in production.
  • Providing input on how best to achieve the scale required by the customer-base of the product.
  • Consistently delivering to challenging business objectives and adhering to Service Level Agreements with commercial implications for success and failure
  • Demonstrating strong problem-solving and analytical skills both individually, and as part of a group
  • Driving the usage of open source libraries and tools as appropriate to optimise delivery timescales and quality of the pipelines-as-a-service product




Essential Skills & Experience:


  • Running, observing, and fine-tuning big data pipelines in production environments using pipeline runners such as Google Cloud Dataflow.
  • Familiarity with streaming technologies including Kafka
  • Experience with object-orientated programming, ideally using Java.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform
  • Ability to collaborate with software engineers, platform-reliability engineers, product owners, agile delivery leads, and customers in cross-functional teams.
  • Willingness to contribute to process improvement initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • Experience of pairing to undertake role.
  • Experience of working in an Agile/XP/Scrum team and familiarity with associated techniques.
  • Awareness of DevOps culture and associated practices: Continuous Integration and Delivery, Infrastructure Automation, Automated Monitoring and Analytics




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.


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.


Jaguar Land Rover has long pushed the boundaries of technology. Now digital innovation lies at the heart of our business – because it is central to our future strategy. We are focused on the development of electric, connected and driverless cars that will reshape the whole industry. Joining us is your chance to help redefine who we are and where we’re going.

Find out more about working here in our JLR Life Blog:

We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training.


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