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Digital Platform API Designer
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Recruiter: Jaguar Land Rover
Listed on: 8th January
Location: Warwickshire
Salary/Rate: 37,819 - 34,277
Salary Notes: 37,819 - 34,277
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2019-01-08
Reference: 34277-29077374
Contact Name: Land Rover Jaguar

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We're re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.

REQ No: 34277

Job Title: Application Programming Interface Designer
Salary: £37,819 - £61,060
Posting End Date: 01/02/2019
Location: Gaydon or Manchester
Line Manager: Patrick Bartsch

We're re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.

What to expect:

The Digital Platform will be at the heart of the Mobility services offered and will bring together our users, vehicles and an exciting range of partners, ranging from Smart Cities to innovative start-ups. You will work at the heart of making our ACES strategy (Autonomous - Connected - Electrified - Shared) a reality.

You will work with leading partners across the automotive, tech and IoT ecosystems. We are looking for an API Designer to take a leading role in the usage and maintenance of API design guidelines,ensuring the design and implementation of reusable APIs. You'll be responsible for shaping the technology strategy, ensuring best-practice design standards, adopting the correct technologies and designs to create class-leading connected car services.
* Govern the API designs within the platform so it is in line with the roadmap, meets agreed quality and security standards.
* Motivate usage and maintenance of API design guidelines.
* Support on integration of 3rd party APIs with the digital platform
* Design and implementation of new technology and concepts and then lead the rollout to the wider development community.
* Collaborate with platform and Solution Architects across the business to ensure appropriate use of technology in solutions.

What you'll need

Experience with an AWS or Google Cloud Platform is essential as is a strong background in RESTful API design with experience with RSI/viwi being a plus. You may have knowledge and experience in NodeJS and HTML5 development and also have solid skills in solving complex technology, people and process problems.

You'll need to be able to ensure the design and implementation of reusable APIs, be able to coach others. You'll help define and enhance the underlying software architecture of the digital platform so that it is extensible, performant, secure and in line with wider platform architecture roadmap.
You should have experience of cloud, cloud native and serverless applications with Android or iOS experience beneficial. We are looking for someone with a strong background in Software Architecture with responsibility for delivering large scale solutions with a strong understanding of non-functional design principles. We are looking for someone with good reasoning skills who can solve concrete, abstract and conceptual problems with experience applying both qualitative and quantitative analysis to decision making.

Jaguar Land Rover considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Therefore, Jaguar Land Rover will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.

So why us?

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.

* Flexible Working arrangements
* Bonus (Individual Performance Payment)
* Yearly pay review
* Pension: Contribution by employee 4% - Company 8%, Contribution by employee 5% - Company 9% or Contribution by employee 6% - Company 10%
* Privilege Discount Scheme - up to 20% discount on Jaguar Land Rover for employee and family -discounts on Ford - amount varies by model
* 26 days holiday + 8 days statutory
* Occupational Health services
* Childcare Vouchers
* Employee Discount offers for family and leisure activities

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to Equal Opportunities for all.

The Digital Platform will be at the heart of the Mobility services offered and will bring together our users, vehicles and an exciting range of partners, ranging from Smart Cities to innovative start-ups. You will work at the heart of making our ACES strategy (Autonomous - Connected - Electrified - Shared) a reality.

You will work with leading partners across the automotive, tech and IoT ecosystems. We are looking for an API Designer to take a leading role in the usage and maintenance of API design guidelines,ensuring the design and implementation of reusable APIs. You'll be responsible for shaping the technology strategy, ensuring best-practice design standards, adopting the correct technologies and designs to create class-leading connected car services.

      •     Govern the API designs within the platform so it is in line with the roadmap, meets agreed quality and security standards.
      •     Motivate usage and maintenance of API design guidelines.
      •     Support on integration of 3rd party APIs with the digital platform
      •     Design and implementation of new technology and concepts and then lead the rollout to the wider development community.
      •     Collaborate with platform and Solution Architects across the business to ensure appropriate use of technology in solutions.