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REQ ID: 56648
JOB TITLE: Senior Software Engineer - Kafka
SALARY: Competitive
LOCATION: Manchester
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 Data Developer, with proven experience of designing, building and managing complex data models for enterprise grade databases.


This role provides a rare opportunity to support and grow an entirely new data capability within Jaguar Land Rovers 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 design and deliver solutions using on a variety of SQL and NoSQL data technologies, creating robust, scalable data models and databases to support wider software development within the centre.

  • 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 Principal Software Engineer and working closely with the Lead Software Engineer and Lead DevOps Engineer, you will be a valued member of the Global Digital Development team, contributing to the strategic direction of the data technology and solutions delivered



  • Strong experience of streaming technologies Kafka, RabbitMQ, Apache Beam, Apache Spark
  • Experience of working with Big Data sets and technologies
  • Experience in object orientated programming ideally in Java
  • Strong experience in database technologies SQL (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB) and NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4j) database technologies
  • Strong understanding of relational data modelling and key database concepts such as indexing, transactions and storing procedures
  • Experience with cloud data environments such as Google CloudSQL, Amazon RDS
  • Collaborative skills - being open to pair programming and working closely with Developers, Designers and QA’s in cross functional teams
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to process improvement initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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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