Principal Electronics Engineer - Functional Safety


We are open to considering candidates to be based in the UK and Singapore, Malmesbury - United Kingdom


As our ambition for domestic robotics continues to expand, the electronics architecture team now need an enthusiastic expert with experience in architecting and designing electronics within functionally safe products.
The role is a senior technical leadership role with accountability for introducing and implementing Safety Architecting & Safety System Design methodologies into our development teams.
The successful candidate will be able to combine their passion for safe architecture and system design with our passion for state of the art robotics and true owner focus to deliver ground breaking products.


Contribute to the definition of product functional safety concepts.
  • Drive the electronics architecture team to include safety in architectural decisions.
  • Deliver the definition and implementation of product functional safety concepts within the electronics domain.
  • Define and lead safety analysis activities within electronics.
  • Work with development teams in the software, hardware and systems domains to derive functional and safety-critical requirements.
  • Communicate with external international safety governing bodies, project managers, engineers, safety consultants, suppliers and customers on functional safety activities.
  • Be a subject matter expert for the implementation of functional safety within the electronics domain.
  • Work closely with other robotics architects, product level safety team, process development team, and Dyson engineering office.


  • Clearly demonstrable experience of full lifecycle development of functionally safe complex electronics (hardware with embedded software).
  • Taken at least two products / systems to functional safety certification.
  • Definition and analysis of functional safety architectures.
  • Working knowledge of IEC 62061 and IEC 61508 series (specifically parts 2 and 5).
  • Use of analysis techniques such as HARA, FTA/RBD, FMEA/FMEDA.

  • Knowledge of developments in the assurance of robotics and autonomous systems.
  • Functional safety qualification (preferably CFSE or FSExp)
  • Putting Functional Safety development methodologies in place.
  • Understanding of embedded hardware and software design & development.
  • Instilling a “safety culture” across a design organization.


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