Software Release Manager


    Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

    For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.

    But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That’s why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.

    As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.

    Join us.

    Job Purpose:

    Responsible for the complete delivery package of all AML software releases. Indirectly manage integration managers and module owners to ensure timely delivery of software to meet platform timings. Manage and define processes and tools used to deliver release robustness and roadmap to automation and ensure adherence to SUMS regulations

    Key Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for all AML software releases including control over HW, SW, Coding
    • Manages and maintains Software Platform planning across all active programmes to meet all programme milestones
    • Responsible for the implementation and management of the Software Release process
    • Responsible for the SUMS adherence of the AML SW Release Process
    • Creates and support verification of the Software download and vehicle commissioning steps via manufacturing diagnostic tools (VCATS)
    • Creation and maintenance of software release automation framework

    Qualification & Experience:

    • Significant experience of working in a technical automotive electrical or software application role. Experience of complex hybrid vehicles is a benefit.
    • Experience of automotive architectures and communication protocols like CAN, LIN, Flexray, Ethernet.
    • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing diagnostic procedures centred around Software downloads and EOL completion
    • Strong knowledge of SUMS regulations and its implementation for automotive systems
    • Strong knowledge of product development cycle from concept to launch (V Cycle) with a focus on software deployment and integration.
    • Expert knowledge of automotive diagnostics standards (UDS, ISO 14229, DOIP) and diagnostic tools.
    • Complex issue resolution leadership and experience across various functional commodities
    • Hands on experience of diagnostic commissioning and manufacturing processes.
    • Advanced experience in reading circuit diagrams across complex hybrid systems.
    • Ability to interpret requirements documentation.
    • Broad prototype build, production line and fleet support experience.
    • Understanding of Functional Safety and Cyber Security.
    • Strong written and verbal communication, including appropriate escalation and reporting where required.
    • Understanding of ODX (ISO 22901).
    • Development of a wide range of test properties such as rigs and lab cars, including HV.
    • Knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
    • In-depth expertise in more than one of the following commodities is preferred e.g. powertrain (including hybrid), chassis, infotainment, connectivity, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDCs, body electronics, power management, EDS.
    • Direct experience of automotive pre-production build environments: manufacturing processes, car configuration (feature coding), shakedown and VCATS implementation.
    • Technical engineering background and a knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
    • Detailed knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
    • Experience of managing multiple suppliers to deliver complex software and integration programmes.
    • Strict software version control.
    • Experience in HiL and SiL.
    • Knowledge of issue management systems like eTrackers, Concerns, JIRA etc.
    • Appropriate engineering degree (2:1 or higher)


    • Exceptional problem-solving skills.
    • Team player, able to collaborate with others, ensuring integration targets are prioritised and delivered efficiently.
    • Analytical mindset and critical thinking.
    • Builds positive and constructive relationships and is aware of others’ needs and uses this to work well together.
    • Pre-empts issues and seeks to address customer concerns.
    • Has skilled and accurate planning capability including identifying risks and devising contingencies.

    Belong at Aston Martin

    We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

    We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different. Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.