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Associate Principal Embedded Electronics Engineer


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

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 department, based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. We are looking for people who enjoy a combination of hardware and embedded software design with a passion to bring to life our future products in both existing and new category areas.

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 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. A successful applicant be part of the team designing the next generation of electronic systems for our products.

About the role

This is a senior role with a mix of technical work and technical leadership responsibility, involving a balance of electronic hardware design combined with embedded software.

  • Producing schematic and PCB layouts.

  • Delivering detailed electronics designs and simulating key elements of a design to optimise.

  • Building demonstration rigs to convey ideas to other.

  • Producing embedded software on microcontroller systems

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

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

  • Working on multiple, small concurrent projects, supported by several team members all reporting to the team's Senior Research Manager.

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

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

About you

Education and experience:

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

You should ideally have experience in the following areas:

Digital hardware design:

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

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

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

Analogue hardware design:

  • Experience of analogue amplification and signal conditioning circuitry.

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


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

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

  • Digital signal processing experience.

Design Tools:

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

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

Design Techniques:

  • Circuit simulation and design tolerance analysis.

  • Robust design including FMEA techniques.

  • Good quality engineering process understanding and appreciation.

  • 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:

  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail.

  • Ability to use initiative to drive project tasks forward and take responsibility for delivering assigned tasks on a project.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks.

  • Effective communicator; appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format to engineers.

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

  • Comfortable multi-tasking and planning effectively.

  • 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


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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. 

Closing date: 31 December 2021