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Associate Principal Sensors Engineer (Robotics)


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Hullavington 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.

Our innovative team of robotics platform engineers work together in our dedicated robotics design and development facility located in a converted hangar at Hullavington. We work as tight multi-disciplinary sub-teams, pushing new technologies from academia and research into cutting edge features for consumer products. As we expand our team, projects, and technology interests we need new team members to join us!!

About the role

The role will involve leading work packages from concept to production on multiple mobile robotics projects. The responsibilities include: 
Technical authority for the design, build, test and certification of sensing sub-systems.

  • Leading the delivery of multiple  work packages across multiple projects.
  • Collaborating with Electronics, Software, Systems & Product Architects to define next generation Dyson robotics products.
  • Agreeing objectives & scopes of work, planning work packages & dependencies, monitoring  progress, and approving work.
  • Refining best practices, processes, handbooks, and guides for sensor development.

What we'd love to see:

  • Experience in capturing, refining, and interpreting requirements and specifications.
  • Lead objective assessments of different solutions to make balanced & informed decisions.
  • A proven track record of taking complex systems to production, including one or more sensors sub-systems.
  • Excellent understanding of the physical characterisation of sensors.
  • Excellent analogue and digital electronics fundamentals, analogue signal conditioning and digital processing design techniques.
  • Experience with end-of-line calibration equipment and testers.
  • Experience of identifying & resolving EMC / ESD.
  • Experience working with Layout, Signal Integrity, Thermal Modelling teams. 
  • An understanding of delivering Protective Electronic Controls & Single Fault Analysis (knowledge of IEC 60335-1, IEC 60335-2, UL 1017, UL 2595 desirable).
  • In the first year in role successful candidates will:
  • Solve novel problems with novel solutions on our next generation robotics platforms.
  • Manage project risk as part of our platform architecture leadership team.
  • Be accountable for a world class sensors development facility in Hullavington UK.



  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

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

  • On-site parking 

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

  • Free on-site hair salon 

  • On-site lifestyle Assist 

  • Electric vehicle scheme  


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • Fertility treatment support 

  • On-site gym and sports centre 



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.