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Senior Electronics Engineer - Sensors


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented Senior Electronics Research Engineer within the Technical Research team. Candidates with adequate knowledge in the electronics system design along with good experience in embedded software or sensors integration  are highly desirable.

The team is expanding in the current year. Team members work across several product categories and are involved in a range of technologies including embedded electronics, sensors and software development for prototyping. We work very closely with the New Product Innovation (NPI) teams and deliver technologies into new products during the research phase. The successful candidate will be supporting   sensing technology platforms to enable specific product features, as well as conducting research into future technologies.

Technology areas  include vision systems, sensing.

About the role

We work alongside the mechanical, thermal, aero/acoustic and other teams in Technical Research to help find the best technologies and integration approaches. In this role the work will involve shorter term projects targeting specific products, alongside long-term research projects to bring emerging technologies into future Dyson products and categories. 

Key responsibilities

  • Software/ Hardware development that supports any of the following: every aspect of data collection from real devices and sensors, pre-processing, training, validation of machine learning models, deploying trained models back to embedded devices and testing performance.

  • Assist and support colleagues on defining the right sensing and data acquisition strategies. Advise what data should be collected and what hardware is needed.

  • Propose signal feature extraction algorithms, state machines and prototype implementation.

  • Build sensing prototypes and experiments.

  • Demonstrate robust and viable solutions for use in product through laboratory testing.

  • Ensure that requirements, risks, plan and architecture details are captured and documented.

Education and experience:

  • BEng/Meng/PhD (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, BSc/MSc (or equivalent) in Engineering Physics/Software/Electronics or other relevant discipline and a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry.

  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate ability to research, innovate, and contribute to IP generation.

  • We are looking for applicants with knowledge of embedded  systems for supporting  experimental activities, prototyping, experimental design, debugging and testing new solutions.   

Minimum technical knowledge:

  • Electronics, embedded software and hardware interest and experience.

  • Experience in characterisation of electronics  components, systems and  sensors.

  • Fundamental knowledge of electronic circuit theory and design.

  • Exposure to, schematic capture and PCB layout using CAD tools.


  • Use of MATLAB or Python.

  • Project management and documentation software.

  • Embedded programming.

  • Knowledge of applied ML libraries.

Laboratory Experience

  • Working experience  in a laboratory environment.

  • Use of laboratory electronics equipment to set up experiments and take precise measurements.

  • Experience in writing risk assessments and testing protocols.

  • Ability to build, test and modify prototypes.

Essential behavioural skills:

  • Be a great software/hardware developer and algorithm designer.

  • Real-time data processing.

  • Experience in a higher-level language (Python, Matlab) and/or C++

  • Data visualization.

  • Curious and inventive. Propose a new way of using popular sensing technologies.

  • Strong interest in sensors and applied machine learning.

  • Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.

  • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas in line with core Dyson values.

  • Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams.

  • Excellent team working skills and a desire to inspire others within the team.

  • Able to work on several projects running concurrently in a fast paced environment.

  • You can demonstrate your expertise.

Additional experience that is desirable:

  • Knowledge of Atlassian tools, including Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket.

  • You have experience with embedded and host-based applied machine learning.

  • You have background in signal processing.

  • You have worked with sensors.

  • You have experience with sensing systems design and deployment.

  • You have experience with microcontrollers programming.

  • You can design data collection protocols and test methods.

  • You have interest in IoT, TinyML and low power devices.

  • Knowledge of embedded programming.


  • Performance related bonus.

  • Company paid Life Insurance.

  • Discounts on Dyson machines.

  • On-site gym and sport centre.

  • Competitive pension scheme.

  • Flexible benefits program with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the option to purchase additional holidays.

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays.

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham, Swindon and Bath.

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Subsidised café providing endless free coffee and tea and a free lunch.

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependants.

  • Digital GP and prescription service.


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.