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Principal Power Electronics 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 

The Power Electronics and Energy Storage team is a multidisciplinary group responsible for the development of Dyson Digital Motors and Lithium Ion battery management.  Dyson Digital Motors are small and light, yet extremely powerful; they power the next generation of handheld vacuum cleaners as well as the Supersonic which is revolutionising hair care.  As part of this group, we are looking to expand our Power Electronics capability.


  • Ensure the safety and reliability of Dyson products.

  • Influence cross-functional teams to use best practice to resolve challenges

  • Take technical responsibility for the power electronic content of a number of diverse projects across a different product categories ensuring their successful delivery.

  • Highlight delivery risks in projects during project milestone and design reviews.

  • Work autonomously to resolve complex technical challenges where no precedent exists

  • Actively identify technical risks within projects and drive their resolution.

  • Challenge where appropriate and develop best practice and process improvement across the business.

  • Act as a subject matter expert.

  • Develop and train others either within their own or the wider team.

  • Proactively collaborate with stakeholders of all levels and across cross-functional teams.

About you 

  • Degree or Ph.D in electronic engineering or comparable discipline alongside significant industrial experience.

  • In depth knowledge and experience in the design and development of Rechargeable Battery Systems, Motor Drives / Inverters / SMPS / for high volume consumer electronics or white goods.

  • Detailed understanding of device characteristics specifically IGBTs, MOSFETs and emerging technologies in in real-world applications.

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences including senior management.

  • Circuit simulation and analysis expertise (e.g. SiMetrix, SPICE or Matlab)

  • Experience with the use and configuration of PCB and schematic tools.

  • Proven ability to design products for compliance with worldwide EMC/EMI standards.

  • Knowledge and experience of thermal management and design.

  • Recognised as an expert in their field and able to provide expert technical direction.

  • Possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal). 

  • Ability to motivate, influence and mentor others.



  • 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.