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POSITION:  Semiconductor Applications Engineer

LOCATION: Detroit, MI; Mahwah, NJ; or Portland, OR or Gaydon, UK



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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.


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.


We are looking for a Semiconductor Engineer interested in leading the semiconductor release process activities from specification to production readiness for advanced semiconductors design and release.  This high-performance engineer will be depended on to build strong partnerships with internal team members responsible for architecture definition, commercial negotiations, electronic control unit (ECU) design as well as semiconductor IDM and fabrication partners. This individual will also be depended on for the delivery of a multiple multidiscipline semiconductor design and manufacturing projects including, end to end project planning, scheduling, risk management, resource management, stakeholder engagement, budgetary performance, sequential status reports, and both internal and external communication.


What you will be doing:

  • Building partnerships and work closely with functional counterparts across engineering, purchasing, procurement and design to execute work in accordance with enterprise semiconductor strategic objectives.
  • Building strong semiconductor partner working relationships ensuring clear understanding of semiconductor portfolio, roadmap, design and manufacturing process, supply chain business arrangements. 
  • Planning and managing multiple semiconductor release projects. Management of product development cycle, from inception to mass production.
  • Creating and maintaining of project management plans for product development cycle, work with key stakeholders to define project goals and charter.
  • Managing project schedule, budget, and task details by utilizing project management tools.
  • Leading Product Development Team consisting of all internal and external stakeholders involved with ensuring components are designed, produced and production ready.
  • Developing written specification(s) for semiconductors within scope of responsibility to facilitate on-time sourcing and integration with ECUs in accordance with internal design process and program timing.
  • Managing ongoing process/product design changes related to semiconductors within scope of responsibility.
  • Establishing clear plans for execution per program milestones and anticipate/mitigate risks.  Monitor & Track Progress and proactively escalate issues as required.
  • Performing other duties as required


What you will need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
  • 5+ years of engineering experience preferably in semiconductor field.
  • Strong knowledge in one or more of the following: Automotive processors, SoCs and MCUs, memories, power management semiconductors, serial data communication semiconductors, wireless communication and HV semiconductors etc.
  • Strong knowledge of automotive electrical architecture, data flow, safety, cybersecurity, and validation requirements.
  • Exceptional collaboration and teamwork skills; demonstrated ability for working across functional and organizational boundaries.
  • Exceptional demonstrated experience leading projects to completion.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and proven ability to learn quickly.
  • Strong analytical, verbal, and written skills
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail


  • Master’s degree in engineering.
  • Solid understanding computer architecture (x86 and ARM), memory hierarchy, various serial data and wireless communication protocols, HV BEV architecture.
  • Strong understanding of IC design and fabrication
  • A strong focus on program management, metrics, data, and results
  • Technical background in semiconductors design and fabrication.



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 Car Program
  • Employees also receive generous health care and retirement plans
  • Maternity/Paternity 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, 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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