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Senior Systems Design Engineer - Test Systems Design


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 growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

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

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional professional engineer to join our Prototype, Verification and Test organization (PVT) as a systems design engineer specialising in the integration of electrical, mechanical and software of control systems. In PVT's Test Systems Design team you will play an integral part in designing various industrial-grade special-purpose machinery and automated test equipment, facilitating fast development of world-leading and innovative commercial products. You will be responsible for the top-level concept and detailed design of this equipment, including writing specifications for the sub-system design teams or for outsourcing the design and make activities to our network of specialist external suppliers. You will ensure good equipment design occurs from an early stage by ensuring design risk assessments to EN 12100 are done promptly and involve the relevant technical experts to ensure that the solutions that you deliver meet Dyson's high safety standards and customer requirements.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge in mechanical or electrical design of test equipment or special-purpose machinery, and experience in integrating complex sub-systems in this environment. It is expected that you will have experience in managing requirements and flowing these down to sub-system design functions.

Experience of the following regulations would be desirable but not essential:

  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

  • The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008

  • The Low Voltage Directive

  • Electricity at work regulations

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce system design concepts and develop these, working alongside other technical functions within the team to ensure the correct solution.

  • Provide clear specifications to other functions in the team, or to external suppliers, to allow development of sub-system designs (electrical, mechanical, and software).

  • Integrate sub-system designs into the final system design, making sure all work is documented to the appropriate level.

  • Contributing to the delivery of technical documentation required for compliance.

  • Work with the PVT team and external providers to deliver safe, efficient, and innovative test systems.

  • Use your expertise to innovate solutions to complex problems.

  • Excellent communication skills working to strengthen connections between members of the global PVT and NPI test teams to ensure test rigs are designed with compliance in mind.

  • Work with other members of the test team to tweak processes in order to get a good balance between compliance and rapid development.

  • Work with minimum supervision and influence others in the test development function to support the development of a high-performance team.

About you

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

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in mechanical or electrical design, with experience of integrating these.

  • Sound understanding of electrical and mechanical theory.

  • Experience of gathering, understanding, and managing stakeholder requirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and provide clear advice and guidance to a diverse audience.

  • Demonstrable experience of working independently and as part of a team.

  • Highly organised, with a consistent yet pragmatic approach to process implementation.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to work independently.

  • Experience in authoring technical documentation.

  • Can do attitude, with a proactive and solutions orientated approach.

  • Resourceful, energetic and motivated.



  •  Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  •  Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays

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

  • 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 dependants

  • 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.

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