Embedded Lead Engineer


Motors and Power Systems
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Lead Embedded Electronics Engineer in the Technical Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.


The Lead embedded electronics role will involve: 

• Working with different product teams to gain an in depth product understanding, while using knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative electronics systems and solutions. 

• Researching various sensing, user interface and microcontroller technologies. 

• Reviewing relevant papers, patents and meeting with companies to keep informed of emerging technologies. 

• Producing detailed hardware designs (both analogue and digital hardware). 

• Producing software to exercise hardware. 

• Building demonstration rigs to convey ideas to others. 

• Undertaking the thermal management design of electronic systems where applicable. 

• Ensuring designs can comply with relevant EMC/EMI standards and modifying designs when needed to ensure this is the case. 

• Developing simulations and algorithms for data processing, modelling and analysis. 

A key focus for any successful applicant will be to research into new technology and look at ways of incorporating this into future products.

A successful applicant will be expected to: 

• Develop the concept, proving key technologies and demonstrating the system feasibility. 

• Produce clear, well written documentation prior to handover to the development teams. 

• Demonstrate designs are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose for a high volume manufacture environment, through detailed laboratory testing, simulation and analysis.


Education and experience: 

• BEng/MEng degree in Electronic Engineering, or other relevant discipline, or a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry. 

Technical knowledge:

Applicants should ideally have experience in the following areas:

• Digital hardware design: 

o Excellent general knowledge of microcontrollers, preferably including ARM Cortex M series. 

o Knowledge of a wide range of serial interfaces (e.g. I2C, SPI, UART, USB, I2S). 

o Knowledge of memory devices is desirable e.g. NAND, NOR, SRAM, DDR etc. 

o Experience of application processors. 

o Experience of FPGA design.

• Analogue hardware design: 

o Experience of analogue amplification and signal conditioning circuitry. 

o Design of Op-Amp stages such as differential amplifiers, integrators etc. 

• Software: o Experience of C/C++ programming for embedded systems. 

o Use of Matlab or Python for data acquisition, analysis and automation of rigs. 

o Digital signal processing experience. 

• Design Tools: 

o Schematic capture using Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics or other main stream tools. 

o Use of SPICE based simulation tools such as Simetrix and LTspice. 

o Design calculation tools such as Mathcad and Microsoft Excel.

• Design Techniques:

o Circuit simulation and design tolerance analysis.

o Good quality engineering process understanding and appreciation. 

o Device selection - Interpretation of datasheets and knowledge of design methods to confidently select the lowest cost devices while achieving reliability targets. 

• Lab experience 

o Experience of working in a laboratory environment. 

Essential behavioural skills: 

• Good analytical ability and attention to detail. 

• Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format. 

• Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values. 

• Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams. 

• Excellent team working skills. Additional experience that is desirable: 

• Knowledge of a wide range of sensors that can be used in a variety of projects and not necessarily in existing categories you would expect from Dyson. 

An understanding of sensing systems, which can include but is not necessarily limited to gas, particulate, inertial and optical based sensors. 

• Thermal management approaches for surface mount and through hole devices. 

• Robust design including FMEA techniques. 

• PCB layout – size/cost minimisation while achieving layouts for inherently good EMC compliance and thermal design. 

• Design for high volume manufacture. 

• Experience of programming on Linux or Android operating systems running on application level processors. 

• Use of Git for software version control. 

• Atlassian tools, including Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket 

• Keil µVision, IAR or similar IDEs


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Life assurance

Sport centre

Free on-site parking

Subsidised café and restaurants

Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 15 August 2019