Hardware Engineer

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Hardware Engineer
LINE MANAGER: Andrew Armstrong
The successful candidate for the above role will retain their current employer, i.e. if you are a Jaguar employee you will continue to be administered on the Jaguar grading structure with the associated terms and conditions. If you are currently on BAC or EMC terms, you will retain your current employer but will transfer to a JLR contract and the associated terms and conditions. 




Working within and as part of an infotainment Hardware Squad.  The purpose of this role is to coordinate the development, validation and introduction of HW design changes brought about by the global IC shortage. The role requires the individual to deliver the HW changes to quality, cost and time. Working primarily with external suppliers and with expert terms within Jaguar Land Rover to ensure the technical content and performance of the ECU meets the standards expected by the business. The role also requires that the lessons learnt from the IC shortage work is integrated into future infotainment HW development.

Coordinating HW changes brought about by the global IC shortage will be key to enabling JLR to meet its vision and help to continue with it’s modern luxury, sustainability and connected & autonomous vehicles.




You will be conducting technical assessments of supplier HW changes, doing tolerance, quality power dissipation calculations where necessary. Make decisions from technical assessments, based on review with senior management where necessary. To develop and monitor suppliers to deliver against HW plan changes.

Define and validate hardware change within the business. Develop and manage test plans, within the team. Including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off. You will be part of cross squad support with rectification of hardware related issues. Working closely with suppliers in quality and root cause analysis activities.

To put lessons learnt during IC shortage work to create requirements for future Infotainment HW projects. You will report to senior management on phase status and represent at Jaguar Land Rover management reviews (e.g. governance). Undertake any other work as directed by the line manager in connection with their job as may be requested.


Knowledge, skills and experience



  • Previous experience of managing resolution of business, technical and process issues within a Project Team environment

  • Experience in hardware electronics development

  • Designing electronic modules to meet EMC requirements

  • Applying tolerance analysis on analogue and digital circuit designs

  • Knowledge of automotive networks (CAN, Ethernet) and diagnostics

  • Knowledge of technologies used in automotive infotainment systems

  • A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes

  • Experience in using industry recognised problem solving methods

  • A good understanding of specification creation process, design verification and issue tracking (Jira is an advantage).

  • Creating and managing test plans for electronic modules

  • Good understanding of Failure Mode Avoidance techniques

  • Experience in solving complex technical issues using a structured approach

  • Excellent verbal and written communications in English

  • Effective team player with strong interpersonal skills

  • Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, or relevant equivalent experience preferred



  • Appreciation of in-vehicle electronic hardware integration

  • A passion for automotive technology

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Previous experience working with an external company to deliver an electronic module

  • Experience in building up test environments

  • System engineering experience



Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.