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Software Development People Manager

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Recruiter: Jaguar Land Rover
Listed on: 13th July
Location: Jaguar Land Rover Ireland, Shannon
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2022-07-13

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A leading premium automotive business and leading to move towards electric autonomous vehicles.
Our Assisted and Automated Driving team brings together expertise in automated driving, computer science and vehicle connectivity. With our partner NVIDIA, we are developing software and AI-powered driver assistance systems, autonomous driving solutions, as well as connected services for future vehicles. Responding to changing lifestyles and mobility trends, this is cutting-edge technology that will keep us at the forefront of delivering the world class and modern luxury driving experiences our customers love.


The main purpose of this role is to be responsible for the people that deliver the integrated sub systems elements, which may be physical components, a set of related components or software into vehicle programmes. Responsible for achieving Centre of Competence deliverables in specific programmes, the individual will also ensure that content is delivered in accordance with our defined processes and procedures. Additionally responsible for conducting regular 1:1's, managing individuals' performance, identify and address training needs, ensure team members are aligned to JLR best practices. Help define and improve processes and procedures as part of the engineering community of practice.


Supply strategy and the process to be followed to ensure achievement of attribute and an ongoing competitive position
Manage conflict and issue resolution within the Centre of Competence and across functions
Monitor Centre of Competence performance and lead / facilitate or escalate cross module / cross Centre of Competence problem resolution on all programme aspects of content delivery, including virtual build, physical build and launch support
Manage external communications and status reporting, providing a coherent status for senior managers and directors
Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested


Significant line management experience with at least 10 direct reports
Strong people management skills
Technical depth to challenge developer approaches
Assisting with internal communication to improve transparency
Identify and manage risks, create resource contingency plans
Team player, software programmes are often very complex and require extra ordinary effort
Ability to mentor and coach developers
Experience in full software development life cycle
Excellent communication and documentation skillsets
Proven ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels
Negotiation, conflict resolution and influencing skills
Previous experience as a software engineer utilising C or C++
Degree or relevant equivalent experience preferred

Experience of the automotive or manufacturing industry
Experience of building and managing multiple internal and external relationships in complex stakeholder environments
Full Driving Licence