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POSITION: Embedded Software & Systems Manager

LOCATION: Portland, OR

Site Overview


Live the Exceptional With Soul. This is the singular purpose of JLR.


At the core of these experiences are the products themselves.  The JLR brands have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past years.  


JLR is reimagining the future of modern luxury by design through our distinct British brands. Our purpose is to ‘Live the Exceptional with Soul’ by being the proud creators of modern luxury and being guided by a set of behaviors we call our Creators’ Code: Customer Love; Unity; Integrity; Growth; Impact.


The Digital Product Platform group in Portland, Oregon works with internal engineering groups and external vendors to build new technologies for JLR’s future vehicle product lines. We thrive on the challenges of working with vehicles in an interconnected world, building rich experiences for our customers. We understand the art of human factors, seeking to make interaction with technology intuitive and enjoyable, and to extend that experience through our users' connected devices. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionize mobility for generations.


At JLR, 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 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.


What you will be doing: 

  • Leading and growing a high performing team of embedded software developers and system engineers in their day-to-day activities across all projects at JLR Portland, driving team hiring, mentorship, performance evaluations, and growth plans.
  • Working with the Portland management team to build site objectives, align joint efforts, and drive teamwork both internally and within all JLR engineering offices.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across JLR and its global offices to ensure all work meets requirements, is ready for integration to our products and platforms, and is in alignment with business objectives and strategies.
  • Evaluating new and emerging technologies from an automotive context and introducing them to our global business.
  • Identifying and initiating new product development opportunities that advance JLR business and engineering objectives, in customer features, development methodologies, and coding tools and techniques.
  • Working with vendors, evaluating their products and services, defining and delivering our requirements, and setting integration plans for their products and technologies into our products and platforms.
  • Mentoring and advising developers on the best software development practices and drive their adoption across the organization.
  • Acting as a representative of JLR to relevant standardization bodies and industry groups.
  • Taking a technical leadership role in the JLR software domain – be the specialist others within the company look to for advice and technical direction.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What you will need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years of professional software development or systems engineering experience required
  • 2+ years of management experience required
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the delivery and/or design of complex embedded software or software systems required
  • Experience working with internal partners development teams and outside suppliers/vendors
  • Professional experience as an embedded software developer
  • Experience with build, test, and deployment automation infrastructure
  • Demonstrable experience of working with Open Source Communities
  • Working knowledge of QNX, Android and/or LINUX operating systems beneficial
  • Detailed working knowledge of Agile scrum methodologies and continuous S/W integration are essential
  • Knowledge of Dassault Systems software (MSOSA, TRM) desirable
  • Familiarity with ASIL, ISO26262 ASPICE, AutoSAR standards desirable
  • PMP, PRINCE2 or similar certifications is desirable but not necessary
  • Excellent communication skills, including technical writing and business presentation


Schedule: Hybrid Ways of Working


So Why Us?

  • As a people-first company, working at JLR means opportunity, teamwork, and growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job.
  • Be part of an international, inclusive, and open-minded company
  • Global bonus program based on company performance
  • You are never just a number. We take pride in taking care of our employees doing everything we can to make sure that our teammates thrive both in and out of the office.
  • Our employees receive a generous time off policy
  • We offer a discounted vehicle program
  • Employees also receive generous health care and retirement plans
  • Quarterly chair massages
  • Parental leave
  • And more!


Thank you for your interest in working for us, we love it here and think you will, too!


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


JLR North America, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, JLR North America, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.




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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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