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Senior Reliability Engineer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

Dyson is growing fast, and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. We start with an engineering mindset and different thinking, then continuously refine our ideas, unwilling to compromise until we’ve found a better way.

Dyson has a strong and influential Quality, Safety and Sustainability business function.  Within Quality, the New Product Quality (NPQ) department collaborates with Design, Development, Operations, Procurement and Commercial in the UK and SEA to drive forward advances in both product reliability and product satisfaction on all projects across all categories before launch.  This role is to strengthen the UK New Product Quality team working within NPQ Product Reliability, delivering across multiple projects pre-launch.

About the Role

Reporting to and mentored by an NPQ - Lead Reliability Engineer, this senior role is independently responsible for assuring product reliability targets are achieved across allocated projects and commodities within the Dyson development portfolio. 

You will apply engineering and quality best practice to ensure product reliability requirements are set and achieved. As a Senior Engineer you will have a proven ability to act as a skilled practitioner in the field of reliability engineering. Working in close collaboration with engineering and operations you will ensure the right engineering decisions related to reliability are made through informed rationale and judgement.

The primary responsibilities are:

Scope: Front end research through to requirements setting and initial prototype realisation. Collaborate and influence cross-functionally to ensure NPQ deliverables are achieved at milestone phases. Report reliability status regularly and at project phase reviews across allocated development programs.

Quality history: Manage curation of market knowledge from downstream Quality teams, raise awareness and track adequacy of closure in future development programs. Embed continuous improvement and lessons to be learnt as standard practice.

Requirement identification: Participate in requirement generation and rationale creation. Guide and influence engineering requirements and specification to deliver reliability targets.

Technical risk management: Contribute to robust and rigorous identification of technical risks to deliver Failure Mode Avoidance. Assure adequacy of assessment coverage & mitigating action and influence design prevention strategies. Independently verify scoring and drive to acceptable outcome. Advocate for the use of system engineering techniques. Enthusiastically promote the importance of proactive failure mode avoidance

Process risk management: Contribute to robust and rigorous identification of process risks. Assure adequacy of assessment coverage & mitigating actions and influence risk prevention strategies. Independently verify scoring and drive to acceptable outcome.

Engineering verification: Assure the development of robust verification methodology. Champion best practice approaches such as the use of parameter diagram modelling in test definition. 

Ways of working improvement:  Contribute towards strengthened ways of working to improve effectiveness of New Product Quality across complex electro-mechanical devices.  For example, hardware and software system technical risk mitigation. Own a quality specialism and related knowledge. Grow capability through continuous improvement activities such as the definition of library requirements, failure catalogues and foundation FMEA.

About You

Experience in an Engineering or Quality role with strong technical background in product development and/ or engineering quality. Independent self-starter with proven delivery of engineering activities through to successful outcome. Knowledge and experience of critical-to-quality engineering activities including aspects of systems engineering, engineering requirement formation, technical and process risk management (e.g. DFMEA) and engineering verification method development and assurance. Ability to learn, influence and introduce enhanced ways of working to generate impactful change both within and outside of the team.  

Ability to demonstrate with experience/ examples some or all the desired

behaviours below:

  • Delivery focused

  • Ambitious and eager to stretch

  • Process orientated

  • Enthusiastic collaborator

  • Effective influencer

  • People centric

  • Innovator

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills are critical to the success of this role.

  • Willingness to challenge the status quo, learn and relentlessly drive reliability improvements.

  • An open and co-operative approach, empathetic of others with a pleasant and collaborative outlook. A team player. 

  • Patient with a mentality that thrives in fluid, dynamic and often unstructured environments.

  • Degree in a science, manufacturing or engineering discipline.


  • 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


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

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