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Jaguar Land Rover
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Automotive
Category: Software Jobs
REQ ID: 56915

JOB TITLE: Senior Software Engineer in Test (SEIT)

SALARY: Competitive


LOCATION: Manchester

Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.


We are Jaguar Land Rover, and we’re in Manchester. We believe that all of our customers deserve a great connected digital experience and you have a chance to be a part of realising that vision. The teams here at the Digital Delivery Centre (DDC) are on a journey to transform the digital future of Jaguar Land Rover; designing and building innovative systems and products for one of the world’s leading luxury automotive brands in new and exciting ways.

Whether it’s a platform to remotely update cars via Software Over the Air (SOTA) as seen in the brand new Defender, or systems to make the design and engineering of our vehicles more efficient, we work with all parts of the business on some interesting and complex challenges. Don’t just build another website - see the impact of your work as it makes a real difference to our luxury vehicles across the globe and to the customers who love them.

We’re looking for Software Engineers In Test with a passion for quality, continual improvement and strong technical proficiency. You’ll be working closely with other multi-disciplined engineers, guiding them on how to balance quality and speed. Day to day you will be working with the development team investigating and exploring our software and automating checks wherever possible.


With the movement towards integration and automation you will focus on testability, robustness, and performance for exciting new projects. We are not looking for a traditional Manual Tester, our focus on automation needs a Software Engineer in Test with previous or current coding experience. You’ll have good automation experience and be well versed in agile methodologies.

You’ll have deep knowledge of the STLC and a passion for Software Quality, it’s desirable for you to have spent time with SonarQube, Robot or Gherkin. You should be adept at picking up new technologies and have a passion for mentoring and technical coaching. We need someone who is positive and embraces change, someone with a positive attitude who can communicate and work well with others as you’ll work closely with our Developers.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


* 5+ years experience developing and testing bespoke built enterprise scale cloud-native applications

* Strong understanding software quality criteria and methods that can be applied to test them. (ISO/IEC 25010, RST Quality Criteria or Similar)

* Experience with at least one programming language, 2+ years

* Experience testing distributed systems

* Experience with software quality tools such as SonarQube

* Experience with relational database technologies such as MySQL or similar

* Experienced advocate for practices such as Test Driven Development and Pair Programming


* Experience working with observability and monitoring tools such as ELK, Prometheus, Grafana

* Experience with Kubernetes or other cloud infrastructure (Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure)

* Familiarity with polyglot persistence and experience with a NoSQL database engine (Mongo, Neo4j, etc)

* Experience with performance testing tools such as; K6, Locust or similar alternatives

* Experience with security testing (OWASP, Burp Suite etc).


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.

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.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.



Jaguar Land Rover has long pushed the boundaries of technology. Now digital innovation lies at the heart of our business – because it is central to our future strategy. We are focused on the development of electric, connected and driverless cars that will reshape the whole industry. Joining us is your chance to help redefine who we are and where we’re going.


Find out more about working here in our JLR Life Blog:


We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training.


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