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Technical Engineer - Electronics (Dyson Institute)


Electronics, The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


As part of the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology the Technical Software Engineer will be responsible for development of the software knowledge and skills of the undergraduates. Working closely with the Technical Manager, UK Technical Director and staff from the University of Warwick they will ensure that the course is ready for delivery to the undergraduates, and that work placed software rotations reinforce the taught content. 
This is a full time role with the Institute, but in order to remain connected to engineering delivery (Line managers and projects) it is essential that the technical software engineer is able to work on live RDD projects and/or research. It is envisaged that the technical software engineer will spend 1-2 days per week working on live projects organised around Institute management duties, though there will be a period of induction and integration with The Dyson Institute team where this may not be possible. 
 The Technical Software Engineer will work closely with line managers (particularly software line managers) to set learning outcomes, maintain engaging projects, and monitor undergraduate progress. They will also seek and incorporate feedback from the undergraduates where appropriate.


  • Lead and support line managers with the development of training and projects that support and apply the learning from the academic course. 
  • Support the development of all software modules, monitor delivery, iterate and improve. 
  • Develop interesting and relevant coursework and lab exercise to aid student learning and assessment. 
  • Support undergraduates with technical problems they may encounter on their course or within their roles. 
  • Support the recruitment team to select the next cohort of students for the Dyson Institute through interviews and assessment of their technical capabilities. 
  • Manage all relevant teaching, laboratories and training delivered on site for the undergraduates. 
  • Co-ordinate exams and assessment of undergraduate work. 
  • Manage and maintain the teaching and Laboratory space going forward to ensure it is safe, well organised and run. 
  • Hold development reviews with the undergraduates. 
  • Support the development of the undergraduates into the right technical roles and specialisms as they progress at Dyson.


  • A good first degree or Masters in Computer Science, or other relevant engineering discipline. 
  • 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. 
  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
  • A passion for mentoring and development of people.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sports centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lift share scheme 
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discount on Dyson machines