Autonomous, Business Area, Home Page, Shannon, Shannon Life, Software, Technology

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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Apprentice, Business Area, Early Careers, Engineering, Home Page, Technology

The key thing I’ve really enjoyed is feeling trusted and valued by my team

“I started my Engineering Degree Apprenticeship at the age of 22 – after studying robotics at Uni. I’ve worked on a number of projects during the programme – including four years in the Safety Team and have been a mentor to younger apprentices. Since finishing my degree, I have now secured a role as a CAD/AVA engineer. This is perfect for me – I love CAD and enjoy problem solving and working out how components integrate logically into our vehicles.

One of the key challenges for me during my apprenticeship was my confidence levels and self-belief. I am a shy and quite self-critical person and over the years with Jaguar Land Rover – through presenting, mentoring, and networking – I have really learnt how to push myself and become a much more confident person. My managers have always understood my personality and supported & guided me throughout the programme.

The key things I’ve really enjoyed is feeling trusted and valued by my team – and being given the freedom to do the work needed. I’ve also really enjoyed mentoring colleagues – it’s great when you see other apprentices develop in their CAD and technical skills and go from strength to strength.

The apprenticeship was the best move I’ve made – you are trusted and get to work on real projects whilst gaining a degree. My only regret – I wish I’d heard about it earlier!”

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Autonomous, Culture and Values, Diversity & Inclusion, Home Page, People, Shannon, Shannon Life, Software, Technology

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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Autonomous, Home Page, Shannon, Shannon Life, Technology

I get to work in one of the most exciting fields of engineering in the world today

‘Since I joined three years ago, Jaguar Land Rover Shannon has grown massively. Originally, we were a team of fifty – now we have over three hundred colleagues and are an integral part of the global business. Shannon is the Software Centre of Excellence and central to the success of what we do.

The culture here is very non-hierarchical – here it’s all about agile working – which gives everyone working here the opportunity for huge personal growth. You can experience and be involved in projects and innovations you may not be able to in other tech companies. Agility is key to keeping us ahead of the game.

Autonomy is also a huge part of the role here. We can achieve our own destiny – our agile process allows is to write and create what we believe is right and deliver it– rather than being told to work in a certain way. This agile mentality is evolving globally and working with teams in the UK (United Kingdom), Hungary, India, and the US (United States), we can deliver unprecedented expertise on our projects.

Another real benefit of the Shannon office is our sports and social events. We try and get together at least once a month – and every morning I have a 10 min informal call with my team to discuss anything but work. In this new remote working world, it has really allowed colleagues to understand and appreciate each other’s lives that bit more.

With the Hybrid model of working, we are in the office a max of 2 days a week. With this model in place, people have moved to other parts of Ireland such as Cork and Dublin – commuting in when they need to. The work life balance is valued a lot in Jaguar Land Rover.

The culture here is amazing – and something I haven’t experienced in other companies. I feel valued and comfortable in my role – and I’m given the freedom to learn and deliver projects that I am passionate about. The environment here is special and makes an enormous difference every day to my role.

And on top of it all I get to work in one of the most exciting fields of engineering in the world today, Autonomous Vehicles. A dream that has been with humanity for decades and I am doing it, I regularly find myself being grateful.

In the three years of working for Jaguar Land Rover, I have not lost any enthusiasm for the work we do. Infact, I find myself more excited to start new initiatives and change the future now than ever before.’


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Engineering, Home Page, Shannon, Shannon Life, Software, Technology

Our company vision sets a focus and a challenge for us all to be part of a bold and bright future

‘With 30+ years’ experience working in technology roles in Telecoms, Financial Services and Insurance, I joined Jaguar Land Rover because I felt that there was a good opportunity to use my skills in a new industry – and that my skills were transferrable to make a difference in my new role with the Enterprise Software Factory team in Shannon.

The team already have a high level of technical skills and are very fluent with best practices in Agile, not just in getting valuable work done, but being able to measure efficiency (i.e.) Flow in getting valuable work done.

Our team enables Agile product teams to be successful in adopting DevOps and DevSecOps practices which is key to how Jaguar Land Rover will be successful in delivering software features in Electrical Vehicles to customers.

I’ve always worked in multinational companies and it’s a familiar journey for me, building great working relationships with talented engineers from Portland, USA and in the UK.

I’ve always appreciated the history of the companies I’ve worked in and have been in stimulating and challenging roles. With Jaguar Land Rover it’s at another level, as the vehicles themselves are such cultural touchstones. With that strong tradition and culture also comes a bold vision called Reimagine, which sets a focus and a challenge for us all to be part of a bold and bright future.

I still have a lot to learn about the business, and it’s exciting to feel that I’m part of building that bold and bright future for Jaguar Land Rover.’

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