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Senior Design 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. The successful candidate will be required to take a pivotal role in the Design team, leading a team of colleagues to bring products from concept to mass production. 

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

We are looking for a Senior Design Engineer to join our multi-disciplined team to work on our next generation of Haircare products. At Dyson we develop new technologies to dry and style hair, solving problems that others ignore. Our Haircare engineering team has been the driving force behind our success with recent products such as Supersonic & Airwrap, joining the team will give you the opportunity to be a significant part of the next generation of products.

We work as a collaborative team with disciplines focused on end style performance, user experience, structural integration, airflow, heat and power delivery systems. We are solving problems for people globally and we design for a diverse range of user needs and hair types. We user trial, research and design in order to develop prototypes, test rigs and test methods that demonstrate our technology, intuitive features and performance deliver a truly authentic and better design.


  • Senior Design Engineers will be expected to:

  • Deliver sub-assemblies to production on time, cost and to specification

  • Manage and lead others to achieve common goals a part of a team

  • Develop detailed specifications and design requirements for interdependent systems

  • Identify and design test requirements to replicate anticipated usage and optimise products to be robust and high performing.  Develop strategies to gather the required data for target setting.

  • Manage the building of functional prototype products suitable for testing, review and demonstration

  • Perform and review analysis on test failures and develop efficient solutions

About You

  • A degree in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline or equivalent

  • 4+ Years of experience in a relevant role, working on complex and challenging technical problems

  • A creative and considered approach to problem solving, following clear design processes

  • A practical and methodical approach to design using an iterative development cycle of prototyping and testing

  • Knowledge and understanding of a broad range of engineering and technological disciplines, with examples of how you have utilised those

  • Proven examples of developing a technically challenging design through leadership of others

  • Experience working in a 3D CAD design environment

  • The skills to communicate your ideas to others within your team and across a business

  • A demonstratable desire to constantly improve yourself including evidence of self-development

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and co-ordinate your own time

  • Evidence of training and developing others – either direct reports or indirectly

  • Knowledge and understanding of a broad range of manufacturing techniques

  • Examples of delivering projects to production, ideally with Contract Manufacturers



  • 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 dependants

  • 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.

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.