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Future Materials Designer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology company with a unique philosophy - to solve problems that others ignore, first. It transforms every category it enters with radical and iconic re-inventions that work, perform and look very different.

Dyson’s culture is unique; dynamic, inventive, technology-obsessed and decidedly un-corporate. The mindset is geared to constant change and Dyson’s pace brings constant challenge. It’s not easy or comfortable, but it’s this way of working that drives performance. Dyson suits people with the courage and resilience to find their own way, spotting opportunities where others don’t, and having the self-belief to persevere where others give up. “Good enough” isn’t good enough. Experiences are more important than experience. And attitude counts as much as aptitude.

About the role 

Dyson are looking for a creative and curious CMF (colour, material, finish) Innovation Engineer to join our CMF Design Team.  At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re designers, creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all, we’re hugely passionate about what we do. 

As a member of the growing CMF Design team, you will be working in our newly renovated site at Hullavington Airfield.  Focussed on making the owner experience the best it can be, you will be envisioning and developing innovative and sustainable material options for future products.  You will work with an incredibly diverse design team consisting of Industrial Design, CMF, Modelling, HMI, Connectivity, and Creative talents. You will collaborate with our Research Design & Development teams to create and execute innovative world-class products.

  • Build CMF strategies that connect future product concepts and material technologies

  • Identify relevant innovations and emerging developments in materials and manufacturing processes to inspire sustainable CMF directions and drive product innovation

  • Own the materials experience of Dyson's products

  • Take an active role in discovering and sourcing innovative material solutions

  • Work with perceived quality engineers to develop high quality, and emotionally durable product finishes

  • Work closely with external suppliers, and in house technical material and manufacturing teams to develop viable, high quality CMF solutions

  • Challenge and evolve Dyson practices to continuously improve material choices and circularity

  • Involved in all stages of design development from concept to production.

  • Support Design and Product Experience reviews with senior stakeholders.

  • Willing to challenge assumptions and bring the ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas to the unique problems associated to achieving ‘best-in-class’ design

  • Collaborate with our global network of designers and engineers

  • Work with in house model making team to build visual models

  • Take an active role in growing the CMF function at Dyson

About you: 

  • Inquisitive nature – curious about what has been done before and how things work

  • A degree in product or material design or engineering or equivalent

  • Knowledge and understanding of product design and user-centred design

  • Knowledge and understanding of basic physical principles

  • Knowledge and understanding of common materials and manufacturing processes

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

  • Ability to communicate through sketching, digital visualisation and rendering and high quality presentations

  • Ability to plan, prioritise tasks and coordinate with the work of others

  • Self-starter - ability to work independently 

  • Good commercial awareness

  • Ability to travel for project transfer/production requirements is desirable


  • Performance related bonus 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

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

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

  • Free on-site hair salon 

  • 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.

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.