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Software Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/09/2017
  • Duration: 35 weeks
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The Role:
Position Description:

The Connected Technologies and Apps department in JLR is looking for a developer to design, develop and maintain a bespoke HTML5 apps operational framework in a secure environment on the vehicle. This framework operates as a standalone system in the vehicle infotaintment unit, communicates with both on-board and off-board systems and supports a variety of embedded HTML5 apps. The team is growing to enhance the framework with new features and roll-out to new markets.

The role will include the following tasks: Working directly with development partners and internal product managers to develop and maintain framework. Requirements capture and creation of formal specifications. Manage prototype development and associated technical validation. Work with the app developers to build the interface with focus on robustness and performance. Optimise performance of the framework This is a technical development role, but not a software coding position.

Skills Required:

Development using web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, REST, JSON, XML Software development throughout the lifecycle from requirements through design and validation Good understanding of programming and design patterns.

Experience Required:

2-3 years' experience in Web/App development. Commercial software development experience. Browser, webkit and web server. Ability to use analytic data and user testing to inform design decision. Ability to multi task and good time management skills. Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various departments, locally and internationally. Degree in Computer science or related Electrical/Electronic Engineering subjects or equivalent.

Experience Preferred:

Excellent knowledge in information architecture, data management and UI. A track record of delivering successful consumer and or business products. A passion for new consumer technology and the emerging automotive app landscape. Ability to explain technologies and solutions to non-technical stakeholders. Passion for creating global product accommodating cultural differences.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

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