Jaguar Land Rover is to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon this year, writes Trish Whelan.
Working alongside JLR’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility will be involved in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles and will develop new technologies to support electrification and self-driving features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
The company has selected Shannon as it is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent.
Supported by the Irish Development Agency, the Shannon team will start by developing the next generation of electric architecture as well as exploring advanced driver assistance systems features for future vehicles.
Jaguar Land Rover has agreed a partnership with online education provider Udacity, which specialises in courses such as automated driving, artificial intelligence, robotics and data analytics. These courses will provide the skills to support JLR’s engineering capabilities and ongoing technological innovation.
JLR is looking for software engineers with experience in a range of disciplines such as artificial intelligence, safety critical systems and vehicle architecture.
The first fully electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE, goes on sale this year.