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REQ ID: 34277

JOB TITLE: Application Programming Interface Designer

SALARY: £37,819 - £61,060

POSTING END DATE: 19.04.2019

LOCATION: Coventry


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.




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.




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.




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 is committed to equal opportunity for all.






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.

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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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