Systems Engineer - Infrastructure and Build Automation

Location: OR - Portland
Department: Engineering


Creating Experiences that Customers Love, for Life.  This is the singular purpose of Jaguar Land Rover and is built around a focus to always put the customer first.

Our state-of-the-art research and development facility in Portland, Oregon, is focused on improving our customers' digital user experiences, both in and out of our vehicles. We implement established and emerging best practices, drawing from many disciplines and the full digital ecosystem, including consumer electronics, smart systems, apps, and web technologies. Collaborating across the globe, our teams bring digital convenience and control to our customers.

The successful candidate will deliver working code on embedded targets using C/C++, Python, Bash and pipeline tooling. Git, open source practices, and linux development environment familiarity will be important along with embedded development experience. Strong familiarity working with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery such as Gitlab CI, Travis, Jenkins, etc is a must. A strong understanding of containerization and virtualization will also be expected (e.g. Docker, Vagrant, QEMU, KVM) and the ability to create ephemeral infrastructure for generating and deploying images from code onto target hardware using CMAKE, Make, Yocto, Autotools, etc.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist with establishing and maintaining an automated path to production from code commit to vehicle
  • Assist with developing and debugging, building, deploying, and testing related issues
  • Assist with developing automated software tools and utilities to improve the developer process
  • Assist with creating and maintaining software which allows developers to focus on developing rather than infrastructure activities
  • Support a rapid release strategy across all dependencies
  • Perform other duties as required


Key Criteria for the Role

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of experience

  • Problem solver

  • Self-sufficient (self-taught). Someone who "learns by doing"

  • Vendor management experience with cross-time zone teams a plus

  • Expert level build automation & CI/CD (“DevOps”) experience required

  • Supreme Git skills - branching and merging strategies o rebasing on master and squashing commits while understanding why

  • Continuous Integration skills

  • Build automation experience, specifically for embedded products

  • Experience with scripting languages and process (e.g. Python and Bash) - Integration and automation of test suites in the pipeline - Familiarity with AWS/GCP and Hashi-Corp stack a plus to build IaC • Functional Linux / OSS usage

  • Professional experience with virtualization/containerization of software systems and IaC

  • Platform integration and hardware flashing

  • Working within a distributed software team and with outside suppliers/vendors

  • Proactive Learner regarding new technologies and trends


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 




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