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Research Manager - Embedded Systems


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

We are a diverse team of creative engineers and researchers in the Technical Research group in Dyson. We work across floorcare, haircare, environmental control, and new category projects, and develop novel technologies for our products.

We research into a wide range of electronic areas, including sensor systems, embedded microprocessor systems and embedded software algorithms, often taking concepts to a form-fit prototype level.  We strive to bring the latest technologies to our products, working closely with New Product Innovation and wider research teams right from the start of product creation.

About the role

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Technical Research Manager specialising in connectivity and embedded systems to join the Electronic Systems Research Team, based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

As a part of the role you will be the technical solution owner for one or more electronic projects covering connectivity, such as Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE and WiFi, UI and embedded processing hardware and software within a Dyson product or technology project. As a manager, you will lead projects with experts across the wider electronics and software team.  The role involves assessment of chipset options, hardware design and the creation of associated embedded software.  


  • Evaluating connectivity and embedded systems covering state-of-the-art BT SoC devices for audio.

  • Working on projects from their inception, alongside the New Product Innovation teams, aiming to deliver the best solution and bringing new ideas to the design.  As part of the role, there are opportunities to work in both existing and new product categories.

  • Managing a team of engineers to deliver electronics projects to our development teams, ensuring team philosophies and working practices are applied to a project.

  • People management of your team including goal setting and performance reviews.

  • Working with different sub teams within Technical Research, New Product Innovation, other research groups and development teams to gain an in-depth product understanding, while using your expert knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative systems and solutions and solve complex system level problems.

  • Demonstrating designs are robust and viable for use in product through laboratory testing and driving the team to develop simulations to optimise designs.

  • Managing hardware and embedded software design review activities.

  • Ensuring requirements and architecture details are documented by the team.

  • Managing technical risks in a project through FMEAs.

  • Produce and present review packs which include concept specifications, requirements and specification documentation, risk registers and design guides when needed.

About you

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant discipline, or a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry.

  • Leadership of electronic hardware and/or software engineers and ability to leverage their potential based on an inclusive approach to people management. 

  • Knowledge of connectivity standards and hardware including Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and WiFi.

  • Experience of working with ARM Cortex M devices.

  • Experience of working with standard serial interfaces, such as SPI, I2C, UART and ideally MIPI interfaces.

  • Knowledge of associated software stacks and protocols, as well as emerging protocols.



  • 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

  • On-site wellbeing 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.