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POSITION:  Simulation Software Engineer

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


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



Jaguar Land Rover has been a pioneer in automotive engineering, design, and research for almost a century. Building on the rich history of our two iconic brands we’re redefining modern luxury through new ideas, new technologies, and new innovations. 


As part of the Digital Product Platform group here in Portland, Oregon, we work with internal engineering groups and external vendors to build new technologies for Jaguar Land Rover'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 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 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. 


An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Now is an exciting time to join Jaguar Land Rover. 


What you will be doing:

  • Develop simulation software to meet desired user experience, functional, and delivery requirements for automotive HMI simulation use cases.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing applications as required.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional Scrum team including product owner, designers, developers, and testers.
  • Create, maintain, and contribute to documentation for simulation environments.
  • Ensure JIRA stories and tasks are kept to up to date with correct assignee, details, status and comments.
  • Write and maintain automated unit tests and ensure test coverage meets agreed upon standards.
  • Contribute to DevOps tools and processes for simulation software, in coordination with peers across JLR's global development sites.
  • Participate in agile ceremonies including sprint planning and retrospectives, demos, and backlog refinement sessions.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders and technical experts to support project execution.
  • Perform code reviews and merge requests as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What you will need:

  • 3-5 years professional experience developing 3D software in Unity, Unreal, or other platforms/languages required.
  • Experience developing for vehicle simulations is strongly desired.
  • Experience with modern DevOps tooling (GitLab, JIRA, CI/CD, etc) 
  • Ability to document and present complex topics to senior management, stakeholders, and distributed teams.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills. (English)
  • Experience with modern DevOps practices and tools, including git, continuous integration, and automated testing.
  • Experience of working with Open Source communities.
  • Experience in working with worldwide cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to understand, design, develop, and test a specified feature with minimum supervision.
  • Experience in software development outside of gaming industry is required; additional experience a with simulations within a regulated industry is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience is required.


Location: Portland, Oregon

Schedule: Hybrid

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
  • 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 Car Program
  • Employees also receive generous health care and retirement plans
  • Quarterly Chair Massages
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • And more!


Offers of employment are conditional upon the results of a background investigation. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories and review results on an individual basis.  

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


Jaguar Land Rover 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, Jaguar Land Rover 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

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