Senior Embedded Engineer


Motors and Power Systems
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


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


The senior 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: 22 August 2019