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Principal Audio Architect - Consumer Audio Systems


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

At Dyson, we are passionate about technology, and we rely on exceptional people to create and deliver products to our customers. Due to continued growth, Dyson are looking to appoint an Audio Architect to join a growing audio team under the wearable category. You will be key in driving the development of new audio products from initial design through to production.

With your strong engineering fundamentals, and technical leadership, you will lead cross-functional engineering teams and interface directly with technology providers and manufacturing partners, to design and deliver the next generation of industry-leading consumer audio products.

About the role

As Audio Architect, you will create product architectures and lead the technical execution of consumer electronics products that contain a high degree of system complexity. This is a high impact role for an experienced Audio Engineer who will own the design of new Dyson products through developing system requirements, selecting appropriate architectures and components, and evaluation of real-world system performance.

You will oversee execution of product development engineering plans. In conjunction with project management, you’ll also coordinate workstreams across internal and external engineering teams, joint development partners, and contract manufacturers. You’ll proactively identify engineering issues/risks and drive resolution by coordinating engineering teams, product architects, and product management.

If the prospect of making a positive tangible impact on millions of people excites you and you enjoy a technical leadership role, this is a great opportunity.


  • Work closely with the Design Manager, Hardware Architect, Software Architect, and an Electronics Program Manager, lead audio product development effort from requirements definition to production.

  • Translate business/vision requirements into actionable technical requirements.

  • Establish and clarify product engineering objectives and ensure that the hardware and software development teams have the system level technical guidance and resources necessary to succeed.

  • Identify key integration points and requirements for software and hardware to meet product development and validation requirements.

  • Develop test methods and build test equipment and measurement equipment to develop world beating products. 

  • Work with Validation Engineers, to develop a validation plan that is appropriate for a product's expected use case(s)

  • Collaborate with other supporting organizations such as manufacturing, industrial design, and user experience

  • Frequent collaboration with and travel to design and/or manufacturing facilities as necessary to support development partners.

  • Communicate project status regularly to stakeholders

  • Work with the Electronics Program Manager and manufacturing partners to introduce products into production, aligning Product Specification and Production test requirements.

About you

  • B.S. degree in Audio or Electronics engineering.

  • Extensive engineering experience, with at least two years leading and directing a successful cross-functional engineering team working on projects involving initial development through product launch.

  • Experience in translating high level system requirements to a system architecture design (hardware & software)

  • Strong background in consumer audio electronics engineering and design, including software and hardware integration.

  • A working understanding of fundamental acoustic, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering concepts, methods, and development processes.

  • Must be familiar with the use of hybrid Acoustic Noise Cancellation technologies, measurement methods, filter simulation, design, and test.

  • Experience with or understanding of acoustic transducers such as microphones, headphone speakers and/or loudspeakers.

  • Knowledge of Bluetooth audio products architectures.

  • Familiar with International Telephony Standards, particularly related to wireless headsets.

  • Critical listening skills required.

  • Experience carrying out acoustic measurements using HATS, ear simulators, and acoustic measurement tools, for example from Audio Precision, B&K, G.R.A.S., Listen Inc

  • Good knowledge around psychoacoustics, perceptual testing, and audio quality.

  • Proven ability to lead a highly technical team of multi-disciplinary engineers.

  • Strong systems-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience working with external technology, design, and manufacturing partners.

  • Able to drive to tangible results in a timely manner even when the work involves a high-level of ambiguity.

  • Strong communication, collaboration and influencing skills.

  • Ability to interact well with all levels within the organization.

  • High-level of emotional intelligence.

  • Resilience and flexibility.



  • 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 


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.