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Senior Engineer - Test Development


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge - more categories, more locations and more people

About the role

As part of the Global Product Verification and test team, you will play an integral part in designing and maintaining physical tests to verify and validate new technologies and products, to ensure designs are robust to real world conditions and perform better than our competition.

Key responsibilities;

  • Bring expertise to enhance Dyson’s product performance, robustness and reliability, with deep knowledge of both in-house and internationally recognised test standards. These standards are used to assess and support our performance claims, product safety, reliability and component & product development.

  • Represent the team when liaising with research, project and marketing teams to identify and lead the development of new and existing methods to assess and improve our designs and technologies.

  • Specify, design, build, and develop test rigs & facilities alongside test rig architects to enable the required testing.

  • Use your experience in testing to enhance the test development team, consulting and assisting others in their work. 

  • Role model excellent communication skills, strengthen connections between members of UK and South-East Asian test teams to ensure testing is undertaken in a robust and efficient manner.

  • Influence verification engineers and technicians to enable the detailed development of test method processes & equipment.

  • Work with other members of the test team to prioritise and plan test requirements.

  • Review test results, manage data and analyse results (including statistical techniques where appropriate).

  • Work with reliability data and predictive models to analyse potential failure modes and rates.

  • Present results, conclusions and advice to project teams, senior managers, marketing, quality and legal team.

  • Influence others in the test development function to support the development of a high performance team.

About you

  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering, maths or science discipline.

  • Experience of developing and running test processes and data analysis. With an understanding of standard test procedures and equipment.

  • Experience in undertaking statistical analysis of measurement systems reliability failures and prediction.

  • Experience in devaluing and analysing data from; ALT, HALT, HASS and MEOST test. 

  • Organisational skills: able to plan ahead; prioritise tasks and co-ordinate the work of others.

  • Analytical and problem solving ability, capable of assessing technologies and products using a variety of methods.

  • Communication and presentation skills. Able to translate and communicate technical information to project & research teams, managers and directors as required.

  • Able to make design recommendations from experimental results.

  • Experience designing and building experimental test equipment, in one or all the following areas; electrical, electronic, mechanical or software.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised café and restaurants

  • Discounts on Dyson machines


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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. 

Closing date: 30 October 2021