Jaguar Land Rover seeks IT specialists, software engineers and developers for connected vehicles hub
Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to open a new UK software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its strategy of introducing connected technologies in future vehicles.
As it works to create the next generation of software for connected cars, the company plans to recruit a small team of UK-based IT specialists, software engineers and developers to work at its new centre.
The company needs to recruit digital and electrical talent across the UK to fill a skills shortage, as new car technologies change the skills required to work in the industry.
“As the automotive industry continues to embrace Autonomous, Connected and Electrified technologies, Jaguar Land Rover remains committed to engineering innovative software that will make our customers’ lives better, by creating premium in-car experiences that they love,” said Nick Rogers, the company’s Executive Director of Product Engineering.
Jaguar Land Rover’s new team will work on software for connected car technologies, as well as a range of mobility services and new technology features for future vehicles developed by the company. Staff at the Manchester centre will work with the company’s engineering teams in Warwickshire, Ireland, China and North America.
The company is looking for IT specialists, software engineers and developers with experience in a range of disciplines, such as cloud based features, vehicle software and vehicle architecture.
Manchester is recognised as a centre of excellence for software engineers, says the company, particularly when it comes to ‘over the air’ software skills.
“With the Manchester team supporting the creation of connected car technology, the new centre is a fantastic opportunity for us to keep pushing the boundaries towards seamless connectivity, with disruptive technical solutions, and I look forward to welcoming our new colleagues into our Product Engineering team,” said Rogers.