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REQ ID: 89238
JOB TITLE: Lead Solution Architect
SALARY: £56,700 - £75,000
POSTING END DATE: 30/06/2022
Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.



We’re reinventing what tomorrow looks like at Jaguar Land Rover. There’s a revolution underway in our industry – and we’re leading it. We’ve always been innovators. But our future will be driven by the possibilities created by new technologies as never before.


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.


In this role, you will identify, develop and deliver IT solutions to enable resolutions to specific business issues within the Corporate Services domain at JLR, either directly or more commonly via support and guidance of specific delivery teams.  With responsibility for all aspects of IT Solutions Delivery, this role will also ensure these solutions are aligned with the architectural strategy and standards and help develop the strategy by feeding back ‘real world’ experiences and factors.


The Corporate Services domain is responsible for IT support within Finance, HR, Special Vehicle Operations, People and Resource Management and a number of key JLR strategic programmes.



You’ll be: 

  • Accountable for the technical excellence of technology solutions delivered across the enterprise 
  • Support and guide solution delivery teams to develop solutions in line with architectural principles and policies
  • Informs and drives the direction of architectural deliverables and architectural development documentation
  • Oversee and support the assessment of solution excellence to core KPIs as well as independently rating and assessing solutions
  • On occasion, for key projects, lead the solution development directly bringing the benefit of enhanced skills and experience to the delivery team
  • Support the identification and management of the resources necessary for all stages (planning, estimation, execution) of individual systems development projects to ensure technical, financial and quality targets are met
  • Provide oversight and guidance on complex solution design activities and modification
  • Oversee the construction of Proofs of Concept and assess their viability, to support Minimal Viable Product (MVP) development as part of an agile customer-led development process
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on available and emerging technologies to determine the potential impacts and business value
  • Drive and develop functional and domain-level strategy based on detailed solution experience (working with EAs in context of, and influencing, enterprise strategy)
  • Support and/or lead architecture principle, policy and standards creation, review and development based on assessment of effectiveness, future requirements and strategy





  • An individual who is results-driven, demonstrates tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment
  • Able to assess technical excellence in the context of business value and understand when trade-offs should occur
  • An individual with the ability to combine a short-term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning
  • An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
  • An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
  • A good communicator who can communicate complex ideas
  • An effective team player, actively leads, develops and supports team members



  • An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, stakeholder engagement
  • Experience with SAP or holds relevant SAP certification
  • TOGAF Certified



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, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

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.


Find out what to expect at each stage of the process along with some hints and tips.


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

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