Senior Software Architect

Job Description

 REQ ID: 113171

JOB TITLE: Senior Software Archtiect

SALARY: £44,000 - £58,200
POSTING END DATE: 31/03/2023
 Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.



This is an excellent opportunity for Senior Software Architect to join the organisation at an extremely exciting and crucial time. You will be responsible for ideating, designing and developing software solutions to address complex problems. You will be able to provide technical leadership and mentorship to the development team, while taking the lead in code and pipeline reviews. The Senior Software Architect will have design authority in a highly collaborative environment and actively engage in the development process, proactively acting as a bridge between Software Requirements and Implementation.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Author and update Software update in support of current and new strategies
  • Lead Architectural reviews and understand and plan for evolutionary paths
  • Manage risk identification and risk mitigation strategies associated with the architecture
  • Oversee architectural approaches from conception to installation
  • Conceptualize software solutions for JLR ECUs and innovative vehicle topologies
  • Choose the technologies for the implementation of each component and connections between the components
  • Collaborate with managers and developers to determine project scope and roadmap
  • Decide on the platforms, frameworks and coding standards to be used in project development
  • Evaluate existing software solutions to identify areas for reusability and improvement
  • Analyze modifications for existing software to upgrade performance
  • Ensure architectural integrity of software solutions
  • Maintain thorough documentation of systems and applications



  • Hands on experience in AUTOSAR methodologies and workflows
  • Experienced in Autosar based tools like Vector Davinci /Mentor Configurator, Vector Davinci Developer and EB Tresos.
  • Hands on experience in UDS Diagnostics, Bootloader, communication protocols – CAN/LIN/Flexray/Ethernet & tools e.g. CANalyzer, CANoe, INCA, Softing for test feedback
  • Ability to communicate clearly the complex concepts from the system level to the component level
  • Hands on Experience in embedded SW development using C and/or C++ for 16/32-bit micros – Infineon, NXP, TI, etc
  • Hands on experience in cross compilers, debuggers/emulators
  • Experience in both low-level operating system functionality (e.g. memory/resource management, scheduling, process control) as well as high-level real-time and/or embedded applications
  • Understanding of system requirements analysis and elicitation
  • UML and SySML hands-on experience, clear understanding of system modelling
  • Experience in Verification tools- Static analysis tools, Unit Testing tools
  • Hands on experience in handling measurement tools like Oscilloscope, Current probe, Signal generators etc.
  • Hands on experience in multi core and multi domain systems



  • Requirements management tools DOORS/DOORS-NG
  • Knowledge of architectural tools: IBM Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • Understanding of Functional Safety standards (ISO26262) and security mechanisms
  • Expertise in Autosar Automotive Technologies and Vehicle Network Architecture
  • Understanding of Functional Safety standards (ISO26262) and security mechanisms




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.