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Power Electronics Research Engineer


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

We are a diverse team of creative engineers and 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. Our team is responsible for the early stages of research and development of Dyson’s high-speed Hyperdymium™ motor drives, Lithium Ion battery management, AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion up to 3kW, and heater control. 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

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented an Electronics Engineer specialising in Power Electronics to join the Electronic Systems Research Team, based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

  • Research into new technology and investigating ways of incorporating this technology into future products.

  • Collaborate with various teams to understand and capture the power system requirement.

  • Design of both mains and battery powered power electronics hardware.

  • Design to meet global compliance, safety and EMC standards for the product.

  • SPICE simulations to show plausibility of electronic designs.

  • Schematic capture and PCB layout of designs.

  • Thermal management design of power electronics.

  • Hand soldering and build of individual prototype electronics using mixed technology components.

  • Testing and validation of prototypes using state of the art lab equipment.

  • Document work in well-written, precise reports and produce condensed information and imagery for presentations to senior management.

About You

  • Degree (or equivalent) and /or experience in electronic engineering or comparable discipline.

  • Experience in at least one of: motor drives, inverters, SMPS, heater control, chargers, battery management systems, power transfer.

  • Good knowledge of power electronic devices, including silicon based IGBTs and MOSFETs and wide bandgap technologies and ability to interpret device datasheets.

  • Some knowledge of analogue electronics a plus.

  • Experience using SPICE based simulation tools using manufacturers device models.

  • Experience of schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Design, Mentor Graphics or other mainstream tools.

  • Experience in hand soldering of through hole and surface mount components using soldering iron or hot-air rework station.

  • Experience of programming microcontrollers is a plus.

  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.

  • Excellent team working skills.

The Benefits


  • 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 public 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.