‘My career has developed a lot since I started working at Jaguar Land Rover. I began as an AAD Simulation Validation Engineer and I am now working on Vision Systems, which helps our users to navigate at low speed, for example; rear, surround camera views, off-road features and towing assistant. Over the last two years, I’ve worked on all of these features and I am responsible for the test execution within our team. I’ve learnt a huge amount – including people management, communication, and user engagement.
In Vision Systems I get to work on many features, that aid parking, off-road and towing. My team validate the integration of these different systems. These features are useful – a notable example is the kerb view, which assists parking near kerbs. My favourite is the see-through bonnet which visualises what is under the front bonnet, so it’s as if you can see through the bonnet. It is incredibly good, especially when you go off-roading and want to avoid big rocks and holes.
My work has a significant impact on our customer experience because I work on assistant features – helping to make the car more comfortable. But my work also has an impact on society as many features play a safety role, like the rear camera view. It can save lives. The business need is also big because many regulations state that some features are mandatory in new cars, so we need to develop, integrate, and operate these features in line with the law.
My role helps our customers. If I deliver excellent work, find as many bugs as possible and make the software better, it is good for both the customer and the company. It’s a good feeling, because of what I work on, hundreds of thousands of people’s driving experiences become more comfortable and safer. Also, I love the atmosphere within Jaguar Land Rover – some great colleagues have become good friends, and we help each other, support each other and work together well.’
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