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Lead Embedded Electronics Engineer


Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

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. 


At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.  We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.


Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology.  Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies.  The Technical Research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate from the competition and be ahead of the times.
A successful applicant be part of the team designing the next generation of electronic systems for our products in Research.

About the role

The embedded electronics role will involve:


  • Taking technical responsibility for the embedded electronics content of a project. This may expand to being responsible for multiple, small concurrent projects, supported by a number of team members reporting to an Embedded Electronics Technical Leader or the Research Manager.

  • 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 into medium and long term microprocessor technologies.

  • Reviewing relevant papers and 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 other.

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

  • Developing simulation tools and algorithms for sensor data processing, modelling and analysis.

  • Assisting in the personal development of junior team members.


    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:


  • Developing 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.

About you

Education and experience:


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

  • At Dyson we are interested in candidates who have sensor skills 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, optical based sensors will be an advantage.


    Technical knowledge:


    Applicants should ideally have experience in the following areas:

  • Digital hardware design:

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

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

    • Knowledge of memory devices (e.g. NAND, NOR, DDR etc.) is desirable.

    • Experience of application processors.

    • Experience of FPGA design.

  • Analogue hardware design:

    • Experience of analogue amplification and signal conditioning circuitry.

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

  • Software:

    • Experience of C/C++ programming for embedded systems.

    • Use of Matlab or Python for data acquisition and analysis.

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

    • Digital signal processing experience.

  • Design Tools:

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

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

    • Design calculation tools such as Mathcad and Microsoft Excel.

  • Design Techniques:

    • Circuit simulation and design tolerance analysis.

    • Robust design including FMEA techniques.

    • Good quality engineering process understanding and appreciation.

    • Design for high volume manufacture.

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

  • Lab experience

    • Experience of working in a laboratory environment.

    • Use of lab equipment to set up experiments and to take precise measurements.

Essential behavioural skills:


  • The ability to take a leadership position within a project

  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format to engineers and up to executive level.

  • 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 time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks

  • Excellent team working skills.

Essential Practical Skills:

  • Ability to build, test and modify prototypes accurately, safely and with minimal supervision


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.