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Lead Embedded Software Engineer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About Us

We push the boundaries of what others have

defined as possible. Our approach starts with

an engineering mindset and different thinking.

Then we continuously refine our ideas –

unwilling to compromise and driven by

an obsession for finding a better way.

About the role:

This role will be a part of a scrum team with a definition of done that spans low-level design, development, unit test, integration and regression test.

The team focusses on a low-level platform that runs on ARM based in house designed PCBs. The platform runs a real time OS and the main programming language is C. The low-level platform interfaces to a Linux based high-level platform, hence experience of Linux user space development is desirable.

About you:

  • Essential:

  • Scrum Agile experience

  • Real Time OS

  • Use of C and Python

  • CUnit like automated unit test

  • Experience of low-level control of motors and sensors using UART, I2C and SPI

  • Low level debugging experience (including use of JTAG, oscilloscopes etc)

  • Version control (preferably git)


  • FreeRTOS and/or Micrium

  • Experience of dedicated hardware bring-up

  • Ceedling / Unity / CMock unit test framework

  • Behave BDD testing

  • Linux user space development

  • Safety critical software development

  • Use of Atlassian tool suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo etc.)

  • Creation of End of Line production line software

  • UML

  • C++ (C++ 11)


  • 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

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