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REQ ID: 49022

JOB TITLE Senior Data Developer

SALARY: Competitive

POSTING END DATE: 30/10/2020            

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’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. 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. Your talents in software development and DevOps could take your career in many directions.


We are looking for a Data Developer, with proven experience of designing, building and managing complex data models for enterprise grade databases, APIs and microservices.


This role provides a rare opportunity to support and grow an entirely new data capability within Jaguar Land Rovers Global Digital Development team. You will form an essential part of a collaborative, iterative and agile process within a team of designers, software, DevOps and quality engineers helping deliver best in class digital solutions to the business and its customers.


You will design and deliver solutions using on a variety of SQL and NoSQL data technologies, creating robust, scalable data models and databases to support wider software development within the centre.


You will have the following key responsibilities:


  • Designing and refining data models for the complex databases, APIs and microservices that support our web and mobile apps using both relational SQL and NoSQL.
  • Working collaboratively with our software development teams and Enterprise Architects to define sophisticated tools and techniques for building, testing, monitoring and maintaining data.
  • Monitoring and providing insight into the changing data storage and usage requirements for the Digital Development Centre to maintain integrity and security of the data.
  • Analysing data implementation methods to ensure they are in line with internal company policies and any external regulations that may apply (e.g. PCI-DSS, GDPR).




As the Data Developer we would expect you to have strong experience of working with data in Service Oriented Architectures: RESTful APIs, Microservices. You’ll need Strong experience with polyglot persistence including SQL (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB) and NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4j) database technologies. In this role you’ll need an strong understanding of relational data modelling and key database concepts such as indexing, transactions and stored procedures


Requirements for the Data Developer:

  • Experience with cloud data environments such as Google CloudSQL, Amazon RDS.
  • Collaborative skills - being open to pair programming and working closely with Developers, Designers and QA’s in cross functional teams.


The following skills and experience are nice to have:

  • Experience of working in an Agile/XP/Scrum team and familiarity with associated techniques.
  • Awareness of DevOps culture and associated practices: Continuous Integration and Delivery, Infrastructure Automation, Automated Monitoring and Analytics.




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.


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  in the UK. Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.






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