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JOB TITLE: Software Development Manager - Assisted and Automated Driving
SALARY: Competitive



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.




Our Assisted and Automated Driving team brings together expertise in automated driving, computer science and vehicle connectivity. With our partner NVIDIA, we are developing software and AI-powered driver assistance systems, autonomous driving solutions, as well as connected services for future vehicles. 


Responding to changing lifestyles and mobility trends, this is cutting-edge technology that will keep us at the forefront of delivering the world class and modern luxury driving experiences our customers love.  
Part of a global team (with English as our company language), you’ll collaborate with colleagues in the USA, China, Hungary, Ireland, and the UK amongst others, contributing to our award-winning products and playing a key role in reimagining the future of luxury and design with innovation. 


You’ll help develop the software, computer vision, AI, automation, and advance driver assist systems that are powering our next generation of vehicles. More international than ever before, our diverse team, work autonomously across multiple global sites in a hybrid, Agile and collaborative way. 


This is your chance to join us at a truly pivotable moment as we head towards increasing levels of automated driving. You’ll work on new architecture and technology and will partner with the best, creating our own operating system. 


What differentiates us from the rest?  Well, we’re a small and fast-moving OEM where you’ll be part of the whole ADD process and take pride in seeing the outcome of your work with the launch of every new vehicle.


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The main purpose of this role is to be responsible for the people that deliver the integrated sub systems elements, which may be physical components, a set of related components or software into vehicle programmes. Responsible for achieving Centre of Competence deliverables in specific programmes, the individual will also ensure that content is delivered in accordance with our defined processes and procedures. Additionally responsible for conducting regular 1:1’s, managing individuals' performance, identify and address training needs, ensure team members are aligned to JLR best practices. Help define and improve processes and procedures as part of the engineering community of practice.


•    Supply strategy and the process to be followed to ensure achievement of attribute and an ongoing competitive position 
•    Manage conflict and issue resolution within the Centre of Competence and across functions
•    Monitor Centre of Competence performance and lead / 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
•    Manage external communications and status reporting, providing a coherent status for senior managers and directors 
•    Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested 



•    Significant line management experience with at least 10 direct reports 
•    Strong people management skills
•    Technical depth to challenge developer approaches
•    Assisting with internal communication to improve transparency
•    Identify and manage risks, create resource contingency plans
•    Team player, software programmes are often very complex and require extra ordinary effort
•    Ability to mentor and coach developers
•    Experience in full software development life cycle
•    Excellent communication and documentation skillsets
•    Proven ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels 
•    Negotiation, conflict resolution and influencing skills
•    Previous experience as a software engineer utilising C or C++
•    Degree or relevant equivalent experience preferred


•    Experience of the automotive or manufacturing industry
•    Experience of building and managing multiple internal and external relationships in complex stakeholder environments
•    Full Driving Licence



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.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.

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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