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POSITION:  Semiconductor Applications Technical Specialist 

LOCATION:  Detroit, Michigan


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JLR is reimagining the future of modern luxury by design through our distinct British brands. Our purpose is to ‘Live the Exceptional with Soul’ by being the proud creators of modern luxury and being guided by a set of behaviors we call our Creators’ Code: Customer Love; Unity; Integrity; Growth; Impact.


At JLR, 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.


We are seeking a Technical Specialist for Semiconductor Applications, interested in leading the strategic design, development, and selection of MCUs, SoCs, memory, and communication semiconductors.  This high-performance Technical Specialist will be depended on for leading efforts to define semiconductor requirements and for building strong partnerships with internal team members responsible for SDV architecture, semiconductor release, commercial negotiations, electronic control unit (ECU) design as well as semiconductor IDMs and fabrication partners.  This individual will also be depended on to technically guide the team to execute strategic plans relative to MCU, SoC, memory and communication semiconductors deployment.  This will include responsibility for guiding semiconductor engineers by defining templated requirements and establishing best practices for guiding development and validation.


What you will be doing:

  • Building partnerships and work closely with functional peers across SDV architecture, ECU engineering, in-vehicle communication, ADAS and IVI architecture, Systems and Software engineering, and purchasing to establish enterprise SoC, MCU, memory, serial and wireless communications, power distribution, and HV BEV semiconductors’ strategic roadmap and sourcing strategy.
  • Establishing strong understanding of MCU, SoC, memory, communication semiconductors’ design/fabrication, product portfolio, supply chain and technology roadmap.
  • Providing technical support to commercial and supply chain teams to create and execute an agile and robust semiconductor supply chain strategy.
  • Developing written specification templates for semiconductor selection, design, fabrication of semiconductors within scope of responsibility, enabling sourcing teams to facilitate on-time sourcing activities.
  • Leading all discussion with semiconductor partners, IDMs to execute an enterprise-wide semiconductor selection strategy and future roadmap.
  • Performing other duties as required


What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; Master's or PhD preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in one or more of ECU design, architecture definition, semiconductor selection, performance evaluation, or software system architecture definition in an automotive industry.
  • Strong understanding of the latest automotive MCU/SoC/memory/serial and wireless communication semiconductor microarchitectures and protocols.
  • Experienced in HV BEV power architecture.
  • Experience in prototype evaluation, debug, and testing.
  • Strong comprehension of automotive SDV software architecture.
  • Exceptional collaboration and teamwork skills; demonstrated ability for working across functional and organizational boundaries.
  • Exceptional demonstrated experience leading projects to completion.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and proven ability to learn quickly.



  • Strong knowledge of System/Hardware/Software architecture for safety-critical automotive system applications.
  • 5 years of experience working with major automotive IDMs vendors and fabs, strong knowledge of industry trends and silicon roadmaps.
  • 5 years of experience with one or more of the following computing technologies: high performance x86 processors, multi core ARM systems, ISP technologies, GPU/NPU for artificial intelligence applications.


Schedule:  Hybrid Ways of Working


So Why Us?

  • As a people-first company, working at JLR means opportunity, teamwork, and growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job.
  • Be part of an international, inclusive, and open-minded company
  • Global Bonus Program based on company performance
  • You are never just a number. We take pride in taking care of our employees doing everything we can to make sure that our teammates thrive both in and out of the office.
  • Our employees receive a generous time off policy
  • We offer a discounted Vehicle Car Program
  • Employees also receive generous health care and retirement plans
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • And more!




Thank you for your interest in working for us, we love it here and think you will too!



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


JLR North America, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, compensation, and training.




At JLR 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.


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