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Associate Principal Electronics Engineer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

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.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.


About the role


The Associate Principal Electronics Engineer role involves working from the electronics system level down to develop the architecture and circuit concepts for new products in Dyson’s Haircare product category. As a member of the UK Haircare Electronics group based in Malmesbury, England, you will work in multi-disciplinary global project teams to define, architect, and deliver the electronics for new products. You may also be working with Dyson’s Research and New Product Innovation teams to investigate and develop novel electronics to support and realise new product ideas. 


The role requires a highly experienced engineer with broad technical knowledge and in-depth experience of electronics development for a production environment. You will be a motivated, creative, methodical and flexible person, ready to take on engineering challenges and solve them with a pragmatic and practical approach. You may also be tasked with leading a team of electronics engineers on a development project, and also with supervising, mentoring and guiding other engineers. 



  • Electronic system level architecture for new products in the haircare category. 

  • Providing expert input to circuit design, design reviews, issues analyses and corrective actions in one or more areas of knowledge and expertise. 

  • Leading and supporting the engineering teams on the detailed implementation of circuit designs and PCBAs for new product designs. 

  • Liaising with other Dyson engineering teams in the UK and South East Asia, collaborating on new product initiatives and building cross-functional teams. 

  • Influencing others both inside and outside of the Electronics department to improve communication and understanding of electronics in the overall product design process. 

  • Investigating novel technologies and architectures for new and existing product streams. 

  • Pro-actively adopting and championing high quality engineering practices within the Dyson framework.  

About you 

As an Associate Principal Engineer, you will have in-depth experience of working as a design and development engineer. You will be self-starting, self-powered, and demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You will have experience of the whole product development lifecycle, from initial concept generation through to mass production and beyond.  

  • Degree qualified in a relevant electronics discipline. 

  • Strong experience, six years minimum, of electronics design through multiple product development cycles. 

  • Good communication skills and ability to influence others to achieve the best technical outcomes. 

  • Experience in a team or technology leadership role. 

  • Experience of designing to worldwide EMC/EMI standards. 

  • Knowledge and experience of thermal management and thermal simulation.

You will have demonstrable expertise in one of the following:  

  • Motor Drives, particularly integrating brushless PM drive systems into space constrained PCBAs. 

  • Power Electronics – Power supplies, with an emphasis on flyback, HV buck and PFC converters. 

  • Design for regulatory compliance, standards including IEC/EN60335-1, UL859, IEC/EN60730-1. 



  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym


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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.