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Associate Principal Engineer - NPI


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us 

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge - more categories, more locations and more people. 
We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas - unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way. 

Dyson create products which are different and better than the competition. These solutions are increasingly complex and require a system approach. We’re rapidly expanding our New Product Innovation team to help us manage that complexity and ultimately get our new ideas to market sooner. 

In this particular NPI team, we are responsible for leading the creation of new product and technology concepts, building on our expertise, but pushing the boundaries of innovation. 

Job Purpose:  

To develop technology and product solutions for new Dyson products. 


Principal Accountabilities: 


  • Ownership over complex technical systems and the delivery of them into product.​ 

  • Owns the communication of technical areas on a product or project​ to senior stakeholders for data led decision making.  

  • Supports the local NPI team in their technical project delivery​ 

  • Demonstrates performance of technical solutions through high quality prototypes​ 

  • Team mentorship and/or direct line management 


Skills Knowledge & Experience: 


  • Specialist knowledge in 2 or 3 category relevant disciplines  

  • Broad technical depth across a number of required areas​ – fluids, heater, integration, testing, electronics 

  • Experience to planning out work and delivering complex work packages 

  • Demonstrate good cross team collaboration ​ 

  • Smart problem solving, solution-based thinking 

  • Uses specialist knowledge to drive the technical strategy for the team​ 

  • Influences the team and senior stakeholders through technical justification and rigorous engineering.​ Drive data led decision making. 

  • Track record of technology research and driving technical rigour 




  • The ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information across the business (technical and non-technical) is essential for the successful applicant. 

  • You will be a highly driven individual who strives for accuracy & quality in work delivered.  

  • You will be able to solve problems in a logical way, pre-empt future problems and seizing opportunities without waiting to be told. 

  • The proven ability to work as part of a team or un-supervised to an agreed goal or set of deliverables is imperative. 

  • Build technical relationships with research and cross teams 

  • Self-starter – able to take a problem and run with it 

  • Challenge conventional approaches – always look for alternative solutions which are better and more efficient. 

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

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