Posted on June 25, 2018 by staff

Jaguar Land Rover to open Manchester tech hub


Article update: The location of JLR’s new tech base in Manchester has now been revealed.

Jaguar Land Rover is set to open a new software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its plans of introducing connected technologies in future vehicles.

The company is looking for a small team of IT specialists, software engineers and developers to help create the next generation of vehicle software.

JLR did not reveal the location of its new Manchester centre, but said that it will work alongside the company’s engineering teams at the Gaydon Pioneering Hub, Warwickshire, the global design and engineering HQ, along with the Republic of Ireland, China, and North America.

Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering, said: “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.

“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.”

The small team will pioneer new software technology to help create the next generation of future connected car technologies.

In addition, it will work on a range of mobility services and developing new technology features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover 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.