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Test Systems Engineer


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 an exciting 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 

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals for a permanent Senior Test Systems Engineer position in Malmesbury.

Being part of the team working on the Dyson Digital Motor (DDM), this role primarily supports the development of Dyson Digital Motors by creating automated verification tools and manufacturing test solutions. This involves the conceptualisation, design and implementation of measurement systems and test rigs using LabVIEW/TestStand with a range of instrumentation and data acquisition devices. Implemented verification systems will facilitate the characterisation, test and analysis of motors, power electronic drives and control systems, helping to ensure that the final products meet their performance requirements as we develop them all the way into production.

Based in Dyson’s RDD facility you will be joining the Motor Drives and Advanced Control (MDAC) team within the Dyson Global Electronics organisation. The MDAC team form part of the wider Motors and Power Systems Group and is a significant part of Dyson RDD with a growing team of more than 100 highly skilled engineers, scientists and technicians in its UK, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines offices. The Group focuses on researching and developing cutting-edge electric motors, drives and control systems for integration into existing and future Dyson products.


  • Be a facilitator/creator of tools and systems for verification of DDM’s.

  • Develop automation systems primarily using NI LabVIEW and NI TestStand.

  • Maintain, upgrade and support existing test systems.

  • Develop and maintain test data management solutions.

  • Be able to develop bespoke test focused devices using embedded microcontroller platforms.

About you 

Essential skills:

  • A degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering or science-based discipline.

  • Proven experience with NI LabVIEW and NI TestStand.

  • Proven Experience of the design and implementation of automated test systems.

  • Proficiency in using a range of data acquisition devices and instrumentation.

  • Ability to quickly understand regular and non-standard comms protocols for the purposes of debug.

  • An appreciation of manufacturing test systems in relation to development, DMAIC and sign-off

  • Be familiar with agile project management methodologies and source code control.

  • Good organisational skills, able to handle a broad and complex workload.

  • Clear, logical thought and a high attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Be flexible and open-minded and be able to respond quickly to changes in project priorities.

  • Be able to demonstrate sound theoretical knowledge, reasoning and problem-solving skills.

  • Proactive and persistent nature demonstrated by an inquisitive approach.

  • Be highly self-motivated and self-reliant with enthusiasm for motors, power systems and Dyson products.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Desirable Skills

  • ‘Certified LabVIEW Developer’ or better

  • ‘Certified TestStand Developer’ or better

  • Familiarity with MATLAB for result analysis and automation.

  • Experience with MiniTAB for data analysis.

  • Python script development and modification.



  • 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.

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