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Speech Systems Engineer

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Would you like the chance to work with the UK’s biggest car manufacturer?

With billions invested into research and development, we’re in the process of a major change in our direction from the classic car manufacturer to a market leading automotive technology company. We’re wanting to future-proof ourselves in the market which will most likely be unrecognisable in the next 10-20 years, and compete with the current technological automotive market leaders.

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Job Title: Speech Systems Engineer

Location: Gaydon

The position is a permanent Speech Systems Engineer, based in our Principle Engineering Centre in Gaydon Warwickshire, not far from Coventry.

An IT based role, looking at the development of speech recognition systems to introduce voice commands such as "open boot" or "play music" etc., to our in-car and mobile infotainment systems.

The HMI Infotainment team is responsible for the Design and Delivery of the complete Customer User Experience through the in-vehicle digital screens and peripherals for our brands. This team comprises centres for HMI interaction, Graphics, Speech and Language Localisation as a means of delivering a harmonised Global Customer User Experience.

A role within Infotainment involves working with a wide range of internal areas of our business as well as external component and system suppliers. You'll become part of a unique and evolving department within Infotainment, developing advanced feature strategies and leading content delivery across many programmes. In this role, you'll be exposed to a variety of components, systems, suppliers, and cross Product Development functions, playing a key part in driving robustness and quality into the Speech team.


  • As Speech Systems Engineer you’ll contribute to the current and future Speech roadmap for our products.
  • You’ll review requirements against business needs, ensuring that all technical aspects are covered in all the hardware and software components that interact with Speech.
  • You’ll define message sequence diagrams between different software layers and will also support and conduct (where required) onsite vehicle test and sign off for new features.
  • To ensure our products meet the needs of our global markets, you’ll manage in-market testing, liaising with global test teams to validate software and ensure it works across different languages and dialects.
  • Part of this testing will require you to validate and verify HMI (Human Machine Interface) requirements against development software on test rigs and various vehicle lines by completing Design Validation Tests. Should any issues occur, you’ll be in involved in the root cause analysis of defects and championing the delivery of fixes in subsequent software baselines.

Candidates Must Have:

  • Strong software and systems engineering knowledge
  • Supplier management experience
  • Keen interest in speech technology developments
  • Automotive experience is desired


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.

Please contact Georgina at if you would like to hear more about the role.

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