Senior Embedded Electronics Engineer - Tech Research

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Motors and Power Systems, Electronics, Research Engineering
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Senior Embedded Electronics Engineer in the Technical Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

Accountabilities

  • The senior embedded electronics role will involve: 

  • Working with different product teams to gain an in depth product understanding, while using knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative electronics systems and solutions. 
  • Researching various sensing, user interface and microcontroller technologies. 
  • Reviewing relevant papers, patents and meeting with companies to keep informed of emerging technologies. 
  • Producing detailed hardware designs (both analogue and digital hardware). 
  • Producing software to exercise hardware. 
  • Building demonstration rigs to convey ideas to others. 
  • Undertaking the thermal management design of electronic systems where applicable. 
  • Ensuring designs can comply with relevant EMC/EMI standards and modifying designs when needed to ensure this is the case. 
  • Developing simulations and algorithms for data processing, modelling and analysis. 

  • A key focus for any successful applicant will be to research into new technology and look at ways of incorporating this into future products. A successful applicant will be expected to: 
  • Develop the concept, proving key technologies and demonstrating the system feasibility. 
  • Produce clear, well written documentation prior to handover to the development teams. 
  • Demonstrate designs are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose for a high volume manufacture environment, through detailed laboratory testing, simulation and analysis.

Skills

  • Education and experience: 
  • BEng/MEng degree in Electronic Engineering, or other relevant discipline, or a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry. 
  • Technical knowledge: Applicants should ideally have experience in the following areas: 
  • Digital hardware design: 
  • Excellent general knowledge of microcontrollers, preferably including ARM Cortex M series. 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of serial interfaces (e.g. I2C, SPI, UART, USB, I2S). 
  • Knowledge of memory devices is desirable e.g. NAND, NOR, SRAM, DDR etc. 
  • Experience of application processors. 
  • Experience of FPGA design. • Analogue hardware design: 
  • Experience of analogue amplification and signal conditioning circuitry. 
  • Design of Op-Amp stages such as differential amplifiers, integrators etc. 
  • • Software: 
  • Experience of C/C++ programming for embedded systems. 
  • Use of Matlab or Python for data acquisition, analysis and automation of rigs. 
  • Digital signal processing experience. 
  • • Design Tools: 
  • Schematic capture using Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics or other main stream tools. 
  • Use of SPICE based simulation tools such as Simetrix and LTspice. 
  • Design calculation tools such as Mathcad and Microsoft Excel. • Design Techniques: o Circuit simulation and design tolerance analysis. o Good quality engineering process understanding and appreciation. 
  • Device selection - Interpretation of datasheets and knowledge of design methods to confidently select the lowest cost devices while achieving reliability targets. 
  • Lab experience
  • Good 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. Additional experience that is desirable: 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of sensors that can be used in a variety of projects and not necessarily in existing categories you would expect from Dyson. 
  •  An understanding of sensing systems, which can include but is not necessarily limited to gas, particulate, inertial and optical based sensors. 
  • Thermal management approaches for surface mount and through hole devices. 
  • Robust design including FMEA techniques. 
  • PCB layout – size/cost minimisation while achieving layouts for inherently good EMC compliance and thermal design. 
  • Design for high volume manufacture. 
  • Experience of programming on Linux or Android operating systems running on application level processors. 
  • Use of Git for software version control. 
  • Atlassian tools, including Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket 
  • Keil µVision, IAR or similar IDEs

Benefits

27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Life assurance

Sport centre

Free on-site parking

Subsidised café and restaurants

Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 15 August 2019