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Lead Embedded Software 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 has an opportunity for a Lead Embedded Software Engineer to join thePower Electronics and Energy Storage firmware team, developing technology for Dyson’s cord-free range of products. 

    We are expanding our embedded firmware team and are seeking an individual to join us.  You must be fluent in the C programming language and be equally comfortable with high-level design and abstraction as with implementation, testing and debugging of code.


    • Developing real time embedded software for our world leading Li-Ion battery packs and related product control systems.

    • Working closely with our hardware team to bring new battery powered systems to life – this is a hands-on role with opportunity for plenty of lab work during development.

    • Participating in code and design review activities.

    • Documenting software requirements and implementation.

    • Working with hardware, mechanical and other engineering disciplines to solve complex system level problems and find technical solutions.

    • Generation of test specifications to ensure product reliability and robustness at key stages during code development.

    • Mentoring junior engineers and supporting recruitment activities

    About you

    • Degree in engineering or numerate discipline or equivalent industry experience.

    • Extensive professional experience in a relevant industry.

    • Experience in bare-metal low level microcontroller software development.

    • Strong background in real time embedded C.

    • A good understanding of basic hardware and its interface with software systems.

    • Software configuration management (source control, continuous integration, etc).

    • Ability to plan and estimate development tasks (ideally within an agile framework).

    • Experience with unit testing and writing testable code.



    • 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 Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 

    • On-site parking 

    • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

    • Free on-site hair salon 

    • On-site 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 

    • On-site gym and sports centre 

    • On-site wellbeing 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.