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Senior Software Engineer - Prototyping


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 

The team adds electronics (hardware, firmware and software) to prototypes to make them come alive, to understand the technology, use cases, requirements and aim to de-risk the progression from prototype to product.

They support all areas of new product innovation – robot, environmental care, lighting, floor care etc. They parachute into these teams to solve problems, so excellent people skills are required. We are the consultants and experts brought in to solve problems and make it work, fast.

Reporting to the Senior Electronics Manager you will be assigned to a project where you will work with the product team to design and build prototype electronics.

You will:

  • Work with the different product teams to gain an in depth product understanding, while using their expert knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative electronic systems and solutions.

  • Develop the concept, debug it, prove key technologies and demonstrate designs are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose for a high volume manufacture environment, through detailed laboratory testing, simulation and analysis prior to handover to the development teams.

  • Document all phases of the design, use source control and progress tracking tools.

About you 

  • Minimum BEng/MEng degree in Electronic Engineering or other relevant discipline with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry

  • Wide breadth of knowledge and experience in Prototyping and research

  • Dealing with vendors of new sensors, semiconductors and other technology

  • Working in or with multi disciplinary teams

  • Experience in Product design

  • System design and architecture

  • Understanding of a wide area from mechanics, sensor physics, electrical safety to Thermal, EMC and UI design

  • Robust design, FMEA, Design for manufacture, Safety

    Atlassian tools (confluence, Jira, Stash/Git)

    Data analysis or simulation tools (e.g. Matlab, simetrix, Ansys, LTSpice)

  • Excellent teamworking and interpersonal skills

  • Self starting and the ability to work independently

  • Good communication skills (written and oral)

  • Ability to supervise others (e.g. Dyson Institute of Engineering Technology students)

  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail

  • Multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise task



  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

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

  • On-site parking 

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

  • Free on-site hair salon 

  • On-site lifestyle Assist 

  • Electric vehicle scheme  


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • Fertility treatment support 

  • On-site gym and sports centre 

  • On-site wellbeing centre 


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.