25 June 2018

Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to open a new software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its strategy to introduce connected technologies in future vehicles.

  • New software, IT and engineering centre will pioneer new software code to support development next generation of connected car technologies
  • Supports Jaguar Land Rover’s global product engineering pioneering hub in Warwickshire, UK
  • Our future car technologies are changing the skills requirements of the industry; we have a skills shortage and need to recruit digital and electrical talent across the UK
  • The company is looking for a small team of IT specialists, software engineers and developers to help create the next generation of vehicle software
  • Manchester is now a centre of excellence for digital technologies

Whitley, UK, 25 June 2018:  Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to open a new software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its strategy to introduce connected technologies in future vehicles. 

With technical innovation at the heart of Jaguar Land Rover, the new Manchester centre, will work alongside the company’s engineering teams at the Gaydon Pioneering Hub, Warwickshire, the global design and engineering HQ, along with the Republic of Ireland, China, and North America.  

The small team will pioneer new software technology to help create the next generation of future connected car technologies. In addition, it will work on a range of mobility services and developing new technology features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. 

As the automotive industry continues to embrace Autonomous, Connected and Electrified technologies, Jaguar Land Rover remains committed to engineering innovative software that will make our customers’ lives better, by creating premium in-car experiences that they love.

With the Manchester team supporting the creation of connected car technology, the new centre is a fantastic opportunity for us to keep pushing the boundaries towards seamless connectivity, with disruptive technical solutions, and I look forward to welcoming our new colleagues into our Product Engineering team.

Nick Rogers
Executive Director of Product Engineering

Manchester is the UK’s second largest digital city and is recognised as a centre of excellence for software engineers, particularly ‘over the air’ software skills. With a large skilled talent pool, Manchester has the ambition to be recognised as a leading global digital city region and top 5 in Europe by 2020. Drawing on this regional talent is essential to combat the current skills shortage that Jaguar Land Rover is attempting to overcome as it prepares for growth.

Jaguar Land Rover is working to create an ever-safer and enhanced driving experience. With more than 100 million lines of code per vehicle, we are revolutionising our customers’ relationships with their vehicles. Each one is internet-enabled and connected, with smart features designed to remind, warn, support and be one step ahead, helping to make each journey safer and more enjoyable. We are delivering technologies that lead the way in connectivity and autonomy.  For example, in the future our vehicles will ‘talk’ to each other and notify drivers of potential hazards ahead.  

Jaguar Land Rover is looking for IT specialists, software engineers and developers with experience in a range of disciplines such as cloud based features, vehicle software and vehicle architecture. For more information, please visit

Notes to Editors

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

We employ more than 44,000 people globally and support around 240,000 more through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. Manufacturing is centred in the UK, with additional plants in China, Brazil, Austria and Slovakia. 

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2017 Jaguar Land Rover sold 621,109 vehicles in 130 countries, with more than 80 per cent of our vehicles being sold abroad. 

Our innovation is continuous: we will spend in the region of £4.5 billion this year on new product creation and capital expenditure.

From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrified, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer ultra-clean petrol and diesel engines.