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Lead Verification Engineer

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Motors and Power Systems, Electronics, Research Engineering
Location
Malmesbury, United Kingdom

About us

Dyson began fifteen years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the UK, US, Tokyo, Western Europe and Australasia. 

We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us. The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, it’s also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available. 

There are over 1,200 of us in the UK and we’re all inventive and hugely passionate about what we do. Dyson people are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes). We’re creative, collaborative, practical, enthusiastic and resourceful. But most of all we’re passionate about what we do.

About the role

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals for a permanent Lead Verification Engineer position in Malmesbury. 

Being part of the team working on the Dyson Digital Motor, this role will primarily support the development of Dyson Digital Motors and associated products through automated verification processes. This will involve characterisation, test and analysis of motors, power electronic drives and control systems with a focus on automating test systems to help to ensure that the final products meet their performance specification before and during the active production lifecycle.

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 form 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 and Singapore 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.


This is what we need you to do:


  • Working closely with the DDMD Team Lead, you will follow existing, and create your own, automated Test Methods for system characterisation (and analysis) for control system validation, thermal mapping and user interaction of motors, power electronics and associated products as required.

  • Effectively plan and organise the global verification effort, working with the UK, Singapore and Philippine teams to ensure the right testing at the right time is fully allocated and then tracked and reported.

  • Generate high-quality test reports with all data and findings from all work undertaken.

  • 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, supplier liaison for issue resolution or audit, engineering design work, test rig building and production equipment commissioning.

  • Manage existing verification engineers, handling day-to-day requests as well as performance reviews and feedback etc.

About you

These are the essential skills we need you to have: 
  • A good first degree in electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent qualification or demonstrable experience of equivalent-level working in test and verification environments. 
  • An ability to use standard laboratory equipment to set up experiments and to take precise measurements of electro-mechanical systems to aid performance analysis and fault-finding. 
  • Have experience of MATLAB or NI tools as a means to perform technical analysis and characterisation of UUT. 
  • Knowledge and experience in a range of aspects of electronics including some of: power electronics, motor control, battery management, analogue, digital and sensing technologies. 
  • Strong communication and team working skills to be able to form a bridge between multiple teams of different disciplines working on a single, integrated product, across multiple global sites. 
  • Be flexible and open-minded to respond quickly to changes in project priorities. Be able to demonstrate sound theoretical knowledge, reasoning and problem solving skills in engineering. 
  • Be able to clearly report progress and results in-person during meetings as well as produce a high standard of written documentation. 
  • Proactive and persistent nature demonstrated by an inquisitive approach. 
  • Be a creative thinker and problem solver; highly self-motivated and self-reliant with enthusiasm for motors, power systems and Dyson products. 
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. 



These skills are desirable but not essential:
  • Experience of automating verification test methods for electronics and mechatronic systems, including the software development and design of test equipment and associated commissioning of the test. 
  • Familiar with the use of common automation software tools such as LabVIEW, TestStand or MATLAB. 
  • Have working knowledge of a range of hardware development platforms such as National Instruments, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. 
  • Formal Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma qualification and proficient use of data analysis tools such as Minitab. 
  • Experience of managing a small team of engineers. 
  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of electromagnetic machine operation particularly single and multi-phase permanent magnet motors. 
  • An appreciation of motor control techniques for low and high speed, single-phase and multi-phase permanent magnet motors. 
  • Working knowledge of schematic capture, PCB layout and associated software.

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidised café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

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.