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Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Home Page, Powertrain

What’s really important to me is bringing in new ways of thinking.

‘A big part of working on electric cars involves rapid tech changes. Being involved in such a new technology means we are constantly innovating to deliver the best products, while working in a fast paced and agile environment.   

Coming straight from Uni and having worked in powertrain electrification for the past three years I can tell you it’s an incredibly exciting industry to be involved in. Every year the public awareness of electrification increases, and this brings a real buzz to everything we are doing.  It is also great to see how the technology which we are developing and innovating is having a positive impact on society.

What’s really important to me is bringing in new ways of thinking – it’s something our whole team is passionate about. We are back on site now 2-3 times a week – and it’s great to be able to get together to talk through projects. It’s sometimes those small interactions during the day that bring great ideas to life. We all understand the impact we have on the design of vehicles and our ideas are always encouraged.

Jaguar Land Rover is a hugely exciting place to be at the moment. There is a vast amount of work happening in electrification and we are constantly striving to deliver the most competitive systems in this arena.’

Come and get involved and #ReimagineYourFuture: http://ow.ly/u9Cj50GcPg0

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Home Page, People, Software

As a Software Engineer, I find I’m interacting with tech in a totally different way to any other role I’ve had.

‘Day to day I’m involved in all areas of software delivery but mainly test and quality assurance. What’s different here is that we are not just building websites – as you would in many tech environments. We are creating applications running on our vehicles.

At the moment I’m working on the infotainment system – which brings with it a lot of challenges around automated testing and continuous deployment.

We’re very focused on quality,  striving for the best, so automated testing is a vital component before any software is distributed. The platforms and systems we work on are constantly moving forward. Personally, I’m passionate about delivering a high-quality product that will meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

I’ve worked here for 2 ½ years now as part of a Software team. We work across 2 to 3 products at a time – using different technology. Although we’ve all successfully worked from home over the last year, we now try to meet in the office at least once a week.

Being part of such a supportive and talented team, everyone really appreciates and cares about the products we are working on. As a Software Engineer, I find I’m testing and interacting with tech in a totally different way to any other role I’ve had – which, for me, is both exciting and challenging’.

There are some amazing opportunities to join us. Search ‘Find a Job’ on our careersite to find out more.

Graduate, Home Page, Research, Software, Technology

Since joining I’ve learnt how to build and deploy analytical products to production, communicate recommendations clearly, and collaborate with stakeholders across the business.

‘Jaguar Land Rover has had a huge positive impact on my career. Before I joined I was working in media in data entry. I knew a little coding, but generally did not know about data analytics and knew nothing of how it could be the powerhouse in transforming a business. Since I’ve joined I’ve learnt how to build and deploy analytical products to production, communicate recommendations clearly, and collaborate with stakeholders across the business.

I was taught the basics of analytics, data engineering, and data science in a crash course at the beginning of the graduate scheme. After that I was thrown into a project to learn while delivering. During the crash course in analytics, I learnt that I enjoyed applying data science and made it my goal to become a Data Scientist. As I grew over the two years and worked on a variety of different projects I was guided and mentored by senior members of our team towards that goal. Last month I signed a new contract with Jaguar Land Rover with Data Scientist as my job title.

At the moment, I am working on the Vehicle Data Model (VDM). As cars are quite complicated, it can be difficult to calculate all the information required to assess different scenarios at short notice. The VDM aims to be the one-stop-shop for all information on any vehicle that can be built by Jaguar Land Rover.

At the heart of the VDM is a model I built using binary decision diagrams. While it is currently able to provide data on hundreds of thousands of cars per week, I am developing a new model and architecture to increase the capacity to hundreds of millions of cars per week.

This will allow Jaguar Land Rover an unprecedented amount of data for optimising our decisions in scenario planning, forecasting, supply chain, and emissions of future cars.

I’d say there are three key things that are important with my work.

 The work challenges me and keeps me interested, the opportunity to continuously learn and the inspirational people I work with’.

Join us and you’ll be working alongside – and learning from – recognised digital leaders.

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Breathtakingly beautiful vehicles that are fantastic to drive aren’t enough anymore – the Digital experience in and around our vehicles plays an equally important part too.

‘Joining Jaguar Land Rover has allowed me to fulfil my aspirations of becoming a professional Designer within a global Automotive company. My first job after graduating was for the DS TECHEETAH Formula E team (Formula E remains the world’s only net zero carbon sport) and this role reaffirmed my desire to build a career in the ever-changing world of transport and mobility. I already had a passion for our two great brands before joining the business, so it really was a dream come true.

I am currently working on MyJLR (MyJaguar and MyLand Rover) – the central mobile app that aims to support the customer end-to-end across their entire vehicle ownership journey. It will guide vehicle owners from the moment they purchase their vehicle, allowing them to learn more about their car and the brand, track their vehicle through the build process, through to on-boarding, daily tasks, and managing their vehicles. Having had a lifelong passion for cars and being surrounded by them my whole life – MyJLR is a project that I could have only dreamed of working on and it addresses the needs of future mobility head on.

My day-to-day work on MyJLR specifically addresses the needs of our end customer’s experience in the future. Breathtakingly beautiful vehicles that are fantastic to drive aren’t enough anymore – the Digital experience in and around our vehicles plays an equally important part too.

As a User Experience Designer, it comes as no surprise that it’s important that the work that myself and my team create – meets and exceeds the needs, wants and desires of our end users and customers. People drive our vehicles not because they must, but because they want to, so it’s important to me that our customers are more than satisfied with the product (which will be evolving long after it has rolled off the production line). I am confident we are on the right path to deliver on our customer’s desires and are primed for an electrified and sustainable future. ‘

We have some great opportunities to join the team in Manchester – search our jobs page to find out more.

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Electrified, Home Page

Joining us, you’ll be making your statement with our iconic brands.

“Over 6 years ago, when I was looking to develop my career, Jaguar Land Rover caught my eye as the first big company in Europe to be investing in Electrification.At that time, we had a small team of about 20 people – but this has really grown as Electrification becomes more and more integrated into everyday life across the globe.

As a team we are progressively looking to improve efficiency of our electric vehicles and the projects we have been working on have shown phenomenal improvements within this area. Our technical competence and awareness are continually growing. We learn and we evolve – with big ambitions to make even greater strides within this area.

Part of my role as EDU Systems and Concepts Manager is to ensure systems integration that not only is performant and durable but, most importantly, maximises efficiency. Over the past few years our team has grown in expertise and size. We are pushing boundaries, and this is both an exciting and challenging time to join the business. We are really evolving – constantly looking at new ways of doing things – and within the team you can freely express your creativity and expertise. Joining us, you’ll be making your statement with our iconic brands.” #ReimagineYourFuture#LifeatJLR

Diversity & Inclusion

I work in an inclusive environment that strives to understand peoples’ unique needs. 

I was born with spina bifida and scoliosis, which has severely restricted my mobility. I’m only 4ft 11’’ and I can’t stand for long. I’ve lived with my disability since birth, so I understand how my body feels when it’s done enough. My recent fibromyalgia and arthritis diagnosis only intensified the pain. 

I started working at Jaguar Land Rover 10 years ago on the track. I struggled with the physical nature of the job and asked my manager if he could help me get a job in the office.  My manager was fully aware of my illness and supported me with equipment to ensure I was comfortable. The adjustments made me feel empowered.

Living with a disability is tough. Sometimes I don’t even want to get out of bed, but I push myself to keep on going. I came across the Jaguar Land Rover SHINE disability support network on Yammer, our internal communications tool. The network made me realise that I am not alone. So many people living with hidden illnesses struggle to get their disabilities recognised. Thankfully, my manager took time out to try and understand my needs and has always supported me.

My line manager understands that on some days, I may need more flexibility with my start times. In turn, this makes me want to go the extra mile when I’m at work. 

I’m passionate about reducing the stigma of disability at work, I’m here for anyone who needs a chat and moral support.  As a result, I decided to become the Paint Shop Network Champion for SHINE.

I’ve noticed a cultural shift over recent years. Our manager Adrian is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, this passion has changed our culture. I work in an inclusive environment that strives to understand peoples’ unique needs.  I hope that this spirit continues, and even more, people feel empowered to speak out and share their stories without the fear of stigma.

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‘I’m a parent carer for two children – Rowan who is 10 and Maive who is 7 – both are diagnosed on the autistic spectrum. I share the caring responsibilities of the family with my wife and, daily, must balance the demands of a high-profile job with their needs.

Having children with autism comes with a number of key challenges which have really made me change my lifestyle significantly. As well as the regular battles with local authorities to ensure you are getting the best for your family, we are also constantly juggling healthcare appointments and managing transport to get them to and from their specialist schools. Also, most importantly, we are always constantly aware of the individual needs of Rowan and Maive themselves. They have different strands of autism and so really differing daily needs. These challenges pull on me in my working day and my time becomes extremely precious in being able to accommodate everything.

The culture in Jaguar Land Rover is hugely supportive. The business realises that its ‘OK to be different’ and that some colleagues can’t work a normal 9 – 5 days. The change to hybrid working over the pandemic – and beyond – has also helped me fit everything in. The company has been hugely flexible in allowing me to adapt work with my caring needs – but it is a two-way relationship and needs a level of understanding from everyone involved.

Not all disabilities or personal circumstances are visible – there can be a lot going on under the surface in people’s lives – that others may not see or realise. But, as I have found, if you put your hand up and show that you need that flexibility, Jaguar Land Rover will support, empower and trust you to get on with your job in a way that benefits and works for everyone involved.’

Electrified, Home Page, Powertrain

We take engineering to the next level.

‘I started my career with JLR 9 years ago, after graduating from Imperial College, London, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. My home department at the time was Diesel Calibration (essentially “tuning” diesel engines). After completing my graduate scheme in the Diesel Calibration department and learning quite a lot about engines, I’ve then moved to the Transmission Calibration department, where I have spent further 3.5 years tuning transmissions coupled with V8 petrol engines.

This was an excellent opportunity for me to directly influence what the customers will feel from their everyday drives in some fantastic vehicles (including Jaguar XE SV Project 8, the Record Holder for Fastest Four Door Production Sedan around Nürburgring, Range Rover Sport SVR and so on). These Calibration roles have given me the opportunities to go around the world, testing and calibrating our vehicles in extreme conditions, such as Death Valley in America and Sand Bowls in Dubai. These opportunities were great fun, and they have given me valuable lessons into the importance of engineering that goes into the early phases of the development cycle.’

Following on from my journey with ICE vehicles, I have then started to become interested in EV technologies. I believe, to achieve sustainability for future generations, we must develop and innovate technologies that will rapidly increase EV adoption, especially amongst the younger generation.

With this motivation, I have been fortunate to be working in the System Engineering division of Electrified Powertrain department for the last four years. I work to ensure our customers are not only satisfied but excited to be driving the portfolio of vehicles we develop. To achieve this, I work with my colleagues who are close to our customers and understand exactly how we can deliver a fantastic product to our customers. I then translate what this means in engineering terms (such as the required power from the electrified powertrain as a unit) and work very closely with our component experts to make sure we have a great combination of components to deliver a product that allows our vehicles to put a smile on our customers’ face every time they get in their vehicles.

Knowing this truly excites me and motivates me every day.

As engineers, we are challenging the norms for the efficiency and the performance of our electrified powertrains every day for a better, sustainable future!’

Design, Early Careers, People, Undergraduate

From day one, I have been taken seriously, as a valued member of the team.

‘During my placement at Jaguar Land Rover, I am part of the Interior Surfacing team. My department works to perfect all the interior surfaces the customer can see, balancing both design intent with manufacturing feasibility. After 3 months of training on a CAD software new to me, I am now working on live programs, helping to develop and finalise the A-surface geometry of interior parts for production. The team are always happy to help me, creating a really supportive environment in which to learn and develop my skills.

As well as gaining invaluable experience within my department, this opportunity has also offered the development of many professional soft skills, including presenting, teamwork, and project management. Gaining these skills at Jaguar Land Rover so early in my career, gives me great confidence in progressing further.

Additionally, the undergraduate programme has provided endless occasions to network with likeminded people at all levels of the business. From socialising with fellow Interns to presenting my work to senior designer’s, Jaguar Land Rover’s people culture has given me the chance to interact with and learn from everyone I meet.

From day one, I have been taken seriously, as a valued member of the team, being actively encouraged to contribute to the design and development of Jaguar Land Rover’s cutting edge vehicles. Having gained so much already, I’m excited for what lies ahead.’

There are still opportunities to join us on our undergraduate programmes in design and engineering. Find out more here Undergraduates (jaguarlandrovercareers.com).

Autonomous, Home Page, Research, Software, Technology

Within ADAS the results of what we achieve are amazingly rewarding.

‘I have always had a huge passion for Computer Vision – through AI and Deep Learning and after spending several years at Imperial College London focused on academic research through a PhD programme and a Post-Doctoral position, I wanted a role where I could really bring this passion to life – and now I do this through working on Autonomous Vehicles at Jaguar Land Rover.

What we do here is hugely challenging but it’s an environment where I can use my skills and apply them effectively. Working here has given me the perfect transition from Academia to Industry – solving problems and challenges step by step on the projects I work on.

I joined ADAS to work on next generation, the state-of-the-art software for Computer Vision and AI from a research concept to implementation and testing and validation. I run a global Research and Development team across the UK, Hungary and India – we are a great mix of people with differing levels of expertise.

I’m passionate about the applications we use – this really drives me in my role. We have the autonomy and freedom to think of solutions to our challenges and then build on them. The evolution of what we do is step by step and we move forward with this every single day.

At Jaguar Land Rover you receive a lot of support from senior management – we work globally with flexibility, autonomy, a joint mind set – and patience. In Research and Development work you always need patience and persistence– but the results of what we achieve are amazingly rewarding.’

There are some amazing opportunities to join us in ADAS right now –  including a role within Mohamed’s team for a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com