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Hardware Test 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 

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals for a permanent Hardware Test Engineer position in Malmesbury, UK. 
Being part of the team working on the Dyson Digital Motor, this role primarily focuses on the verification of new and existing DDMs, associated products and electronics. This will involve the characterisation, test and analysis of motors, power electronics drives and control systems, helping to ensure that the final products meet their performance specifications as we develop them all the way into production.
Based in Dyson’s RDD facility you will be joining the Dyson Digital Motor Drives (DDMD) team within the Dyson Global Electronics organisation. The DDMD team forms part of the wider Motors and Power Systems Group and is a significant part of Dyson RDD with a growing team of more than 100 highly skilled engineers, scientists and technicians in its UK, Singapore and Philippine offices. The Group focuses on researching and developing cutting-edge electric motors, drives and control systems for integration into existing and future Dyson products from concept to fully automated production. 


  • Execute test activities according to documented test processes.

  • Acquire, manage, analyse, and interpret test data.

  • Build & configure test rigs required to perform electronics hardware testing. 

  • Ability to identify faults and issues within test assemblies and implement appropriate fixes.

  • Respect safe working practices within a laboratory test facility.

  • Good organisational skills to ensure testing is performed to strict deadlines.

  • Work closely with the Lead Verification Engineer, collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders including Motor Drive Engineers, Control Systems Engineers & Software Engineers in the UK, Singapore & Philippines.

  • Assist other engineers, within the team, with the creation and review of documents such as design schematics, design notes, FMEA, Failure analysis reports, technical review documents and part approvals.

  • Be able to apply your skills to other areas of work and tasks within the business, as may be required of you on occasion, for the benefit of the wider team. This could include, but is not limited to, engineering design work, test rig building and production equipment commissioning.

About you 

  • Appreciation of a range of electronics disciplines including some of: power electronics, motor control, battery management, analogue, digital and sensing technologies.

  • Be comfortable in a laboratory environment and have working knowledge of common instrumentation such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, and power meters etc.

  • Comfortable with the use soldering equipment for modification of PCBs and/or the building of test/wiring looms.

  • Strong communication and team working skills.

  • Some experience in fault finding electro-mechanical systems, repairing them and suggesting improvements.

  • Be flexible and open-minded to respond quickly to changes in project priorities.

  • Be able to demonstrate sound reasoning and problem-solving skills in engineering.

  • Be able to clearly report progress and results in-person and by producing high quality written documentation. 

  • Proactive and persistent nature, demonstrated by an inquisitive approach. 

  • Be a creative thinker, highly self-motivated and self-reliant with enthusiasm for motors, power systems and Dyson products.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory.


  • 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

  • Electrical vehicle lease scheme options

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

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