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Lead Electronics Engineer - Telecoms


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

Showcasing the cutting-edge robotic technologies of the future involves bringing together talented people who share common ambitious goals and visions, rethinking problems and framing them properly, utilising the right tools and resources, and doing all of this at the right time. That’s our goal: to build a world class robotics team with a focused vision of robots solving concrete problems in the real world.

We want to create a team that is able to work alongside our roboticists to develop innovative hardware systems that turn theory into practice. It is this culture of ambition and excellence paired with an enjoyable and healthy work-life balance that makes Dyson different! It’s a place to unleash your passion, talent, ideas and show what robots can do for the world.

About the role

We seek a lead electronics engineer to join our existing Mechatronics team. Mechatronics and robotics engineering consist of designing subsystems with motors to generate mechanical power,  mechanical arrangements to transmit the resulting power, sensors to record changes in position and velocity, a microprocessor to control the subsystem, a fieldbus and a computer programme to control the entire system.

You will join the team and will be responsible for re-thinking the design of data communication network in embedded systems to address issues such as low data bandwidth, data integrity, efficiency, timing uncertainty and latency in robotics applications.


  • Explore new and emerging wired or wireless data communication technologies and how they can be applied in our embedded systems.

  • Turn new and conventional communication and networking solutions into suitable technologies for our robotics applications as consumer products.

  • Applied research on physical mediums and customised transceivers to allow new ways of digital transmission of data over local network or fieldbus.

  • Implementation of physical PHY and MAC interface using FPGA: control logic for encoding and decoding of data transmitted and received, clock control and recovery, addressing, memory management (FIFO), error detection algorithm, time stamping and switching packets.

  • Support software implementation of TCP/IP stack.

  • Investigate early concepts for building distributed computing systems with a focus on network topologies, performance and safety.

  • Contribute to the design of the hardware and software architecture of the system from a data communication and network viewpoint in order to fulfil functional and environmental requirements.

  • Liaise with software developers to ensure suitable system integration.

  • Build prototype boards and rigs for evaluation and testing of technologies.

About you

  • A Master degree in Electronics Engineering

  • Specialist in subfields of electronics engineering: telecommunication engineering and computer science/software engineering

  • Strong background in different communication protocols including industrial Ethernet TCP/IP, EtherCat and other Fieldbus.

  • Extensive experience with different network topologies.

  • Confident with the layered architecture of the OSI model, especially the physical and data link layers.

  • Working knowledge of different interface such as RGMII, RMII, MII, quad-SPI.

  • Able to implement a VHDL design for implementing high-speed data encoding, scrambling and framing methods.

  • Familiar with assessing integrity of digital signals and solutions to improve it.

  • Experience in system software architecture design, implementation and debugging.

  • Experience in designing distributed computing systems (e. g. system architecture, system software, hardware/software interaction, communication)

  • Confident with embedded C programming and high-level control systems.

  • Experience of working within an Electronics/Engineering lab.

  • Strong analysis and practical problem-solving abilities to improve designs

  • Creative, innovative and attention to detail

  • Able to work in a multidisciplinary team with other engineers

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of IEEE 802.3 standards

  • Experience with kernels and operating system, especially real-time and/or embedded, and job management systems

  • Experience with sensors typically found on robotic systems including cameras.

  • Experience in circuit design, schematic and PCB CAD design, microcontrollers, high-speed data buses.

  • Experience developing products for large scale manufacture, i.e. DFM.


• 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 Hullavington campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
• On-site parking
• Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 
• Digital 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


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

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