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Senior Embedded Software Engineer - Motor Drives and Advanced Control


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

Dyson has an opportunity for a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to join our multidiscipline Advanced Control group developing motor and heater systems for Dyson’s cord-free floor care and personal care range of products.

We are expanding our embedded software team and are seeking an individual to join us.  You must be fluent in the C programming language and be equally comfortable with high-level design and abstraction as with implementation, testing and debugging of code.


  • Developing real time embedded software for our world leading Dyson Digital Motors and other advanced control systems.
  • Contributing to software component development, driving their design, development, and validation though to mass volume production.
  • Closely collaborating with other team disciplines to bring motor and other control systems to life.
  • Participating in code and design review activities.
  • Documenting software requirements, design, and implementation.
  • Collaborate with development and production teams in UK and South East Asia.

About You

Essential Skills:

  • Degree in engineering or numerate discipline or equivalent industry experience.
  • At least 3 years professional experience in a relevant industry.
  • Strong background in real time embedded C.
  • A good understanding of basic hardware and its interface with software systems.
  • Software configuration management (source control, continuous integration).
  • Ability to plan and estimate development tasks
  • Experience with software verification strategies including unit testing.

Desirable skills:

  • People coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience in high performance bare-metal microcontroller software development.
  • Experience of planning and working within an Agile Framework
  • Experience of Python programming
  • Knowledge of control systems
  • Hardware development knowledge


  • Performance related bonus
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Discounts on Dyson machines
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays
  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch
  • Private Medical insurance for all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
  • Digital GP and prescription service
  • On-site gym
  • Electrical vehicle lease scheme options


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.