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Lead Electronics Engineer


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

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

We are looking for an Associate Principal Electronics Engineer to help us define future Dyson products. The role provides a unique opportunity to work 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.

About the role

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 centre, a bar, an on-site GP, hairdresser and mental health professional. There is free parking with EV chargers and lots of outdoor space within the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. There is a free bus service from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon.

  • Take a lead role on an integrated research programme, working as an individual contributor or supervising engineering teams.

  • Be a ‘go to’ subject matter expert in an area of technology.

  • Drive knowledge and innovation across multipole teams in the business.

  • Review the work of others; responsible for final sign-off.

  • Design and build demonstration rigs to convey ideas to others.

  • Produce well engineered early design concepts for handover to development teams.

  • Review relevant papers and patents and meeting with suppliers to keep informed of emerging technologies.

  • Strike a balance between creative and pragmatic engineering approaches.

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, candidates may have experience with some of the following:

  • Digital and analogue circuit design.

  • Schematic capture and PCB design using Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics or other mainstream tools.

  • Experience of C/C++ programming for embedded systems desirable.

  • Use of Matlab or Python for data acquisition and analysis.

  • Use of SPICE based simulation tools such as Simetrix and LTspice.

  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment. Use of lab equipment to set up experiments and to take precise measurements.



  • 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.