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Electronics Sensors 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 

This engineering role is part of the sensors, actuators & displays group within the Global Hardware Electronics organisation. You will be working with engineers from many disciplines on multiple R&D projects. You will be expected to be able to work both independently and within teams; planning your tasks and delivering sub-systems that meet the requirements set out by the project technical lead.

Our sensors engineers build and test sub-systems which usually include multiple types of sensor or actuator. They use their broad knowledge of hardware, software & physics to develop prototypes and then take these designs to a production ready state.

As a Engineer in this team you will:

  • Be challenged to solve complex problems in novel ways 

  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop and integrate creative solutions into Dyson’s products

  • Model & simulate systems

  • Debug complex hardware and software problems

  • Design systems which include sensors and/or actuators, signal conditioning circuits and digital signal processing 

  • Review designs from other engineers to ensure quality 

  • Take ownership of assigned tasks and ensure they are completed according to the appropriate process

  • Support the other engineers on the team and contribute to group knowledge

About you 

  • A good degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Electronics Engineering, Physics)

  • At least 3 years of experience working on the design, implementation & testing of electronic systems

  • Excellent knowledge of analogue and digital electronics for sensor conditioning

  • Proficiency in at least one of the major schematic capture and layout packages

  • Some experience of image acquisition & processing is preferred

  • Modelling and simulation skills in MATLAB or similar tools

  • Experience of digital signal processing & sampling theory

  • Knowledge of physics and a passion to apply it to smart technology


  • 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


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 October 2021