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Software Security Test Engineer


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 software is key to the products that we develop. We are rapidly growing our embedded software department and have a range of opportunities at all levels for Embedded Software Security Engineers. 

We want to build high performing teams that reflect a broad range of experience and abilities that give opportunity for growth and informal mentoring. From 1 year to several decades of expertise, we have opportunities at each stage of your career at our locations in Malmesbury, Hullavington and Bristol.

Dyson is ambitiously evolving and expanding its product lines, which challenges us to develop exciting solutions and engage with new technologies which we cannot reveal just yet.

About the role

Connected Products with advanced software and app platforms are cementing Dyson’s place as a pioneering global technology organisation. We are looking for Software Security Testers to ensure the Products are secure, while also representing the Quality and Reliably of the Dyson brand.

We work in a supportive environment where the team embraces new techniques to improve itself and grow capability. We’re looking for someone who shares this ethic and can work collaboratively with other teams across different platforms (Lighting, Environmental, Hair, Floorcare and Robotics). You must be aware of SW verification methodologies or techniques to develop Security test strategies, ideally with a background in Security testing embedded products, comfortable with high-level design and discussions with Developers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Proactively identify Security risks within projects and influence engineering teams to their resolution

  • Review Requirements to identify Security risks and future Security Test opportunities

  • Perform embedded pen-test activities, automated or manual to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in IOT consumer products.

  • Define pen-test methodologies with a combination of automated and manual tools.

  • Build Automated systems to support continuous testing and analysis of nightly builds for the life of the product

  • Contribute to the design, development, implementation, and integration of Offensive Cyber tools against platforms, payloads & systems

  • Promote best practice across the product development lifecycle

  • Work in a SAFE Agile team across a global organisation

About you

  • Cyber or penetration security certificates, or experience

  • Experience using scan / attack / access tools and techniques

  • Experience of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BLE and Zigbee.

  • Experience of interfaces such as UART, I2C, SPI, JTAG and USB

  • Competency in at least one scripting or coding language, python, C, C++

  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery – we use Linux, Docker and Python based scripts and tools

  • Proficiency in Security concepts for IOT, Linux and RTOS Operating Systems

  • Test Management Systems, Jira, Confluence, Stash, Git, Bamboo

  • Providing critical input at all stages of design and development of a new feature

  • Persistent nature, inquisitive attitude and results driven.

  • Creative and product focussed ability to generate numerous concepts for new technologies


  • 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


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.