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REQ ID: 67401
JOB TITLE: Propulsion Software Engineer
SALARY: 35,000-40,000
POSTING END DATE: 31/10/2021


We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.





Hybrid and Electrified powertrains support Jaguar Land Rover’s objective of delivering clean and efficient products to our customers. In-house development of the control software allows Jaguar Land Rover to maximise the benefits of these technologies and deliver unique, industry leading features. In the Software Engineer role, you will play a key part in delivering this software.


Our controller models are developed using a Model Based Development tool chain, incorporating auto-code technology. As a Propulsion Software Engineer, you will work with our controls and software engineers and our suppliers in the software integration and build process to efficiently deliver high quality software to the validation team.


Your experience in embedded software development will enable you to quickly master our tool chain and processes, help us to develop them further, and give you the skills to debug when things go wrong. In return you will have the satisfaction of seeing software you helped create embedded within the most advanced Jaguar Land Rover products of the future.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


As a Propulsion Software Engineer, you will lead and manage build content and input artefacts for embedded control system software builds in the delivery ‘stream’. You will plan and undertake control system software builds for prototype and production, tracking builds relative to predecessors and work with the control system function engineers and test engineers to deliver high quality software on time ensuring commonality wherever possible with other applications.




As a Propulsion Software Engineer, you will be passionate about creating and delivering high quality software, be self-motivated, with strong personal management capabilities and be able to work with minimal supervision, engaging a wide range of stakeholders effectively. You will have strong project management and self-management skills, as well as, excellent communication & interpersonal skills, including strong engagement skills. A relevant degree or equivalent experience is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • Embedded C Code experience within a Real Time environment
  • Experience of embedded software environments, covering topics such as RTOS, memory, data integrity
  • Experience of software build environments, from code to machine executable and familiarity with accompanying meta-data and debug output files.
  • Experience of liaising with suppliers, internal and external on software related issues
  • Working to a software quality process 
  • Experience using Change, Version and Configuration Management Tools




  • Automotive Powertrain Control experience
  • Experience working with propulsion management control systems, e.g. engine, transmission, electric motor, battery
  • Experience of automatic code generation
  • Understanding of Agile development
  • Knowledge of ASPICE or equivalent



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 performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

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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