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My work also has an impact on society as many features play a safety role

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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I have been a Scrum Master for almost 5 years now, and this was the kind of challenge I was looking forward to

‘I was hired for Jaguar Land Rover as the first Scrum Master in the Hungarian office, which was an opportunity I could not pass on. To see how an agile transformation takes place from the beginning is an experience that every Scrum Master would be happy to have. I have learned a lot about change management, how an organisational restructuring is managed both bottom-up and top-down, and I’ve had the opportunity to work together with consultants and senior agile coaches who have had a great impact on how I can do my everyday work even better. I have been a Scrum Master for almost 5 years now, and this was the kind of challenge I was looking forward to with regard to my own professional growth.


I work in the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems department. Being at the centre of what I see as the future of the automotive industry is something I never thought I would have the chance to see or work with. I think we really make a change here with our products and our work.


As a Scrum Master, my main work is to enable the team to do their work at the best possible level, with the least possible hardships. My work helps them to do their jobs with more structure and safety, and with this, we can contribute to even better-quality delivery. I chose this job because I believe there are great things in the making at Jaguar Land Rover with the agile transformation that we are in. To be the first Scrum Master involved in it from Hungary gives me a chance to help shape the working environment the company is going to follow in the next period of its existence. I feel like I have the chance to create here something meaningful that will help us work better in the long run.’

Autonomous, People

The road trip to Munich

Last week a team of Jaguar Land Rover engineers drove four of our vehicles from Gaydon to Munich to meet our new colleagues at NVIDIA. Although our partnership started over a year ago, and we have already achieved a lot in the remote working world, this was the first opportunity to get together face-to-face for a large project meeting.

We drove to Munich for two reasons. Firstly, it gave our engineers the opportunity to test and review the technology in our vehicles en route and secondly, for us to show NVIDIA what we have developed to date and demonstrate our tech. And of course, for the NVIDIA team to do the same.

Together we are building a hugely important partnership where culture matters. We are working together to develop a relationship built on a common purpose – including respect, trust, and flexibility. We aim to work hard together and have fun together.

This trip demonstrated the synergies we already have in cultures and the diversity of our colleagues. Three days spent together in face-to-face meetings proved to be vitally important. It allowed us to connect well, form friendships and highlighted the power of collaboration. Colleagues from across the globe, who couldn’t be with us, dialled in – so everyone got the opportunity to access where we are and how we want to progress together.

The team came away knowing this is going to be an exciting and impressive partnership where an agile mentality, in which we work together closely and are technically aligned, is key to our success. We’re already looking forward to the next meet up in June. To play your part in our exciting future, please visit: https://bit.ly/3q8mYrO



 


 

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Even though I had no automotive experience – my skills and knowledge have been essential in the ADAS team

‘I’m originally from Vietnam and that’s where my passion for computing began. I originally did a degree in Mathematics and Informatics followed by a scholarship to do my Masters in Applied Mathematics. I then received a scholarship to do my PHD at NUI Galway.

I didn’t know a great deal about Ireland, so it was a huge decision to make the big leap to live a such a different country. After time spent doing a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Limerick I decided to move over from academia to industry – joining Jaguar Land Rover after a short time in Valeo to be involved in computer modelling for autonomous vehicles – an area where my mathematics background fitted well.

Even though I had no automotive experience – my skills and knowledge have been essential in the ADAS team. Working here has been a big learning curve for me. I have gained new learnings and knowledge in my role. I didn’t know C ++ when I arrived in industry – or anything about computer vision – but I have learnt these new skills very quickly. I am always looking to improve my knowledge on relevant subjects, and I adapted very quickly to my role.

I’m also lucky to have worked with helpful managers and teams – the whole working environment is hugely supportive. The projects I work on are hugely challenging but the future looks extremely exciting. My academic background has been a huge benefit in helping me develop algorithms and be involved in some incredibly challenging problem solving in Autonomous driving. I love it!’

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You can propose new ideas and ways of working and get a lot of support to implement them

‘Just over two and a half years ago I moved to Shannon from Krakow in Poland. Krakow is a huge and vibrant city but there is very little diversity there. I immediately experienced such a difference when I arrived in Ireland.

What I absolutely love, since starting with Jaguar Land Rover, is working with colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds – and the benefits and respect that brings to the working environment.

I have met colleagues and become friends with people from across the globe – from Turkey, Hungary, India, Vietnam and many more countries. I feel really settled here.

My role as Scrum Master means that I talk a lot to colleagues to ensure our work is represented and we are all on track with a project. The culture in the Shannon office is very agile and openminded. You can propose new ideas and ways of working and get a lot of support to implement them.

There is a lot of collaboration and co-operation within the business. At the moment I am working closely with a very experienced Agile Coach and, since she has taken me under her wing, I am learning so much. I am pretty new to the Scrum Master role and am growing personally at a really fast pace – that’s really down to the experience of the colleagues around me.’


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