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REQ ID: 56227
JOB TITLE: Software Developer
SALARY: Competitive
LOCATION: Shannon, Ireland

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.





The main purpose of this role is to support the delivery of integrated sub systems elements, which may be physical components, a set of related components or software into vehicle programmes. The individual will work with lead engineers to ensure that valid content is specified, manage specific elements of the supplier delivery against the specification and arrange verification activity to support the vehicle program which meets the programme requirements for quality, cost and time.


Project activities can comprehend:


  • Development of new software components for our vehicles, some examples include Seats control, External Lights, Body Control, Diagnostics, etc;
  • Development of new features for existing components, delivering work in an Agile environment;
  • Join Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) PI planning and Scrum ceremonies;
  • Work in bug fixes including investigation work whenever required;
  • Join code review sessions and contribute to code quality standard discussions;
  • Support integration activities with 3rd party solutions;
  • Join/support technical discussions with other technical teams like Architecture and Testing



Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:


  • Contribute to the delivery of the system or software being developed to meet the business requirements on time with appropriate quality and at the right cost
    • A typical day for a software developer in JLR requires a mix of technical knowledge in C/C++, experience with Linux and Hardware, CI/CD activities and different integration activities with 3rd parties and proprietary solutions
  • Contribute to the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of requirements to support the Cycle Plan programmes and Cycle Plan studies, using Product Creation Delivery System (PCDS) principles in conjunction with other company processes as required (SaFE)
  • Contribute to the negotiation and agreement of targets for the modules and ensure all programme deliverables are tracked, monitored, delivered and reported accurately and on time at each gateway and organise and lead appropriate interim review events
  • Work towards the Centre of Competence performance and facilitate or escalate cross module / cross Centre of Competence problem resolution on all programme aspects of content delivery, including virtual build, physical build and launch support
  • Problem Solving; Issue resolution is a key skill and software is often the quickest but most complex to understand due to its lack of physical nature.
    • It is critical that the role is capable of using extensive theory based problem solving as repeating defects is often very time consuming and difficult, so being able to develop a list of theoretical root causes and be able to eliminate these through analysis / test is fundamental.
  • Assist in the management and development of external communications and status reporting, providing a coherent status for senior managers
  • Support colleagues by interfacing between Product Strategy, Advanced Product Creation and Marketing to ensure the programme delivers the expected product actions in a robust manner





Knowledge, Skills and Experience:



  • A technical background which is relevant to the system under development
  • Practical experience of working with a software-based technology as relevant to the role
  • At least 3 years of C version C99+/ C++ version 11+ industry development experience
  • Technically capable of defining, developing, and maintaining full software
  • Knowledge of software structures / architectures / design patterns
  • Knowledge of the software development process and industry tool sets
  • Knowledge of how to define the system variability, error handling, scalability and robustness processes.
  • Degree or relevant equivalent experience preferred
  • Committed team player to make the impact on the team and the company above the individual
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills


  • Knowledge of Embedded operating systems (Linux, QNX Neutrino, etc)
  • Knowledge of automotive and consumer networks
  • Fundamental knowledge of electronics hardware platforms
  • Knowledge of hardware from silicon (processor, memory etc) up
  • Knowledge of ASPICE, V-Model and regulated environments
  • Knowledge of different agile frameworks (SAFe, SCRUM, Kanban and Lean)
  • Previous experience within engineering or programme planning departments



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 private medical cover. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

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.


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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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