Reporting to the engineering manager, the successful candidate will join a highly focussed and passionate team leading the delivery of electrical / electronic engineering across the business.

The role is within the Group Electrics and Controls Wheeled Loader and team which have responsibility to ensure that all new JCB Wheeled Loader Product programmes meet the required technical deliverables against required timing. The role requires technical knowledge, hands-on experience, project delivery process understanding, and the ability to work with diverse teams to ensure delivery.

Entry-level & Recent graduated candidates are encouraged to apply as we value diversity in experience and provide opportunities for growth and development.

Your responsibilities

General duties

  • Translate the ‘voice of the customer’ (internal and external) into a list of clear concise requirements and deliverables.
  • Concept, prototyping and development of Simulink model based applications across a wide variety of machine functions
  • Selection of correct hardware platform(s) to deliver the technical solution, considering environmental and cost targets.
  • Ensuring robust and reliable ECU communication protocols are followed in line with industry best practice (SAE J1939, Ethernet)
  • Experience in the model based software rapid prototyping and productionisation
  • Work inline with industry standard development techniques ie V Model and software development processes
  • Support of cause and effect analysis – risk assessments, FMEA, 8D, Ishikawa/fishbone

Qualifications and experience

  • Strong desire to learn from working on differing system architectures and coding techniques.
  • Familiar with different requirements capturing tools.
  • Knowledge of different CAN bus protocols ie CANOpen, J1939, ISO14229, ISO14230
  • Working knowledge of Software development techniques (V Model and functional safety)
  • Experience/understanding in the completion of different V&V techniques White/Grey/Black box testing


  • Able to convert a list of desirables, into clear concise testable statements (functional requirements)
  • Educated to a minimum HND level in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science
  • Confident in use of software modelling tools & software
  • Sound base knowledge of electronic and software development
  • Familiar with CAN bus protocols or vehicle communication networks
  • Awareness of functional safety and security impact, on software development
  • Experience of validation and verification activities
  • Experience taking electronic systems from concept through to delivery.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills


  • Experience in Matlab/Simulink development for embedded software development

About you

  • Willing to learn and self-develop
  • Self-motivated and a problem solver.
  • Enjoys working with a wider team.
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of teams and different approaches.

Rewards you deserve

This is your chance to join a company that values expertise not only in rewards but also in real employee care. At JCB you don’t just get a competitive salary, 33 days’ holiday and access to our company pension—you can also use our onsite gym, in-house doctor, dentist and visiting optician. We have an ULEV car scheme available for our employees too. Then there’s the JCB Rewards Hub, which gives you discounts with high street retailers. Feel like biking to work? There’s our Cycle to Work Scheme.