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Electronics Research Manager


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

In Electronics Systems Research Team we use technology to find new ways to solve problems others tend to ignore.

We have a vacancy in the Electronics Research team for a Research Manager to help us define future Dyson products. The role provides a unique opportunity to build and lead a team while working differently with new technology.

We are a diverse team of creative researchers. We carry out research into a wide range of electronics including sensor technologies, power electronics, embedded systems and software. We strive to get the latest technologies in our products, working with NPI and wider research teams to consider all aspects of complex products including thermals, optics, electromagnetics, aero-acoustics, mechanical design, microbiology and machine learning. We have unique strategic partnerships with top universities globally and businesses to gain insight into up and coming technologies. We use this knowledge to design state-of-the-art systems to differentiate Dyson from the competition.

We are different, authentic, pioneering.

The role is based on our Malmesbury campus, home to 4500 Dyson people and to our Research and Development headquarters. The site offers three discounted staff restaurants, a free sports centrr, a bar, an on-site GP, hairdresser and mental health professional. There is free parking with EV chargers and lots of outdoor space within beautiful Wiltshire countryside. There is a free bus service from Bristol, Bath and Swindon.

About The Role

The Electronics Research Manager role will involve:

  • A mix of engineering and people management.

  • Managing a research team, driving technical innovation while maintaining good engineering standards.

  • Taking responsibility for delivering multiple engineering projects.

  • Breaking down and planning work, keeping projects on track.

  • Line management, 121s, performance management, personal development of staff.

  • Present research to senior stakeholders in the business.

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.

Technical knowledge:

Most importantly we are interested in hearing about you, your particular skills and what you can uniquely bring to our research team. We are always keen to hear from enthusiastic engineers with a solid technical background in any particular area of electronics. We work on a wide range of technologies so we can nearly always find projects that can fit you best.

As a guide, you may have experience with some of the following:

  • Engineering management or team leadership experience.

  • An interest in the latest embedded system trends and technologies.

  • Experience realising engineering designs from concept to prototype (through to manufacture would be highly desirable).

  • Experience of C/C++ programming for embedded systems or hardware circuit design.

  • Excellent people skills.

  • Experience managing a laboratory environment.



  • 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.


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.

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.