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REQ ID: 56932
JOB TITLE: Principal Data Architect
SALARY: Competitive
LOCATION: Manchester  

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.



We are Jaguar Land Rover, and we’re in Manchester. We believe that all of our customers deserve a great connected digital experience and you have a chance to be a part of realising that vision. The teams here at the Digital Delivery Centre (DDC) are on a journey to transform the digital future of Jaguar Land Rover; designing and building innovative systems and products for one of the world’s leading luxury automotive brands in new and exciting ways.


Whether it’s a platform to remotely update cars via Software Over the Air (SOTA) as seen in the brand new Defender, or systems to make the design and engineering of our vehicles more efficient, we work with all parts of the business on some interesting and complex challenges. Don’t just build another website - see the impact of your work as it makes a real difference to our luxury vehicles across the globe and to the customers who love them.


We’re looking for a Principal Data Architect with a passion for innovative problem solving and continual improvement who wants to become a true technical leader. You’ll be working closely with other multi-disciplined engineers and leaders with opportunities to learn and enhance your career, as well as inspiring and influencing the wider organisation as we transform how Jaguar Land Rover builds and operates digital vehicles.



We’re looking for a leader who’s worked in a DevSecOps culture, either from a Security, Software Engineering or Ops background, so we’re keen to talk to people with:

  • 2-3 years experience of data architecture design and delivery
  • 4-5 years experience in a hands-on data focussed engineering role within Development or Ops teams
  • Previous experience in a leadership role influencing change in a large organisation


Beyond that, the following would be great as well. We don’t expect people to know everything, so even if you’re only familiar with a couple of these then we’d love to hear from you:

  • Experience transalting business requirements into strategic modern technical data solutions including models, streams, integrations, transformations, databases and warehouses
  • Deep technical knowledge of enterprise-grade data solutions and technologies for cloud-native infrastructure and applications
  • Experience wrangling data from a variety of disparate sources across a large enterprise organisation
  • Experience defining data architecture frameworks, standards and principles
  • Worked with relational database technologies such as MySQL or similar
  • Worked with NoSQL technologies such as MongoDB
  • Knowledge and experience of data within event-driven microservice architectures, APIs and message queues
  • Built and managed automated CI/CD pipelines for building, testing, and deploying data changes
  • Experience leading and managing teams of Engineers at varying levels
  • Background in data or systems engineering





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.

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.


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.

Find out more about working here in our JLR Life Blog:

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


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