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Senior Design Engineer


Product Design
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

From its origins in a small workshop in rural England, Dyson has grown into a technology company with a global footprint. While engineering remains at our core, our passion for problem solving across different disciplines runs throughout our business.
Our philosophy remains the same as it was 25 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family owned. We don’t bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead, we plot our own path, unshackled from conventional thinking.
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.

About the role

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop world class products for all global markets. By working in our world-class Research and Development facility, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to invent and iterate products which fulfil our ambition of solving the problems that others choose to ignore.
As a Human Factors & Insights Engineer you will work within the NPD Haircare Team (Performance Validation) to apply your skills and experience to invent technologies that enhance the company’s technical and user centric advantage far into the future. This role is a globally facing role, bridging the Engineering and consumer centric expertise.
The ‘voice of the customer’ is an intrinsic part of product development at Dyson, as it informs product specification and supports iterative development. The role will be focused on trying to understand individual markets and gathering feedback from consumers, while supporting the team with implementing these insights in product development.
It is a people focused engineering role, so we are looking for an outwardly people focused person with excellent collaborative skill sets. As we are a global company, some of the research will be taking place in various markets around the world, so the candidate must be willing to travel.
• Gain a solid knowledge of Qualitative and Quantitative research techniques.
• Ability to plan and organise user studies independently, liaising with internal relevant teams and external market research agencies, manage participants recruitment, discussion guide generation and briefing moderators.
• Work closely with Design managers, Mechanistics, Insights, Commercial and Quality in developing critical to customer requirements and consumer satisfaction requirements.
• Ability to generate robust data collection methods, analyse the data, and apply the findings in the product development.
• Good analytical and problem-solving ability.
• Good communication and presentation skills.
• An understanding of core engineering processes and tools.

About you

As a Human Factors & Insights Engineer at Dyson you will cover a broad spectrum of skills and abilities. We don’t expect you to be an incoming expert in all aspects below, however if you have an inquisitive mind-set and a willingness to learn, we will support you with training and technical development.  To realise our ambitions for this role, it will be advantageous to have experience in one or more of the following skillsets: • Solid knowledge of Human Factors engineering techniques.
• Good understanding of Human Centred Design.
• Anthropometric and ergonomics knowledge.
• Good knowledge of usability testing techniques.
• Background Psychology, sociology and human behaviour.
• Moderation skills.
• Experience in an analytical role and providing insight and recommendation based on analysis.
• Some experience of using analytical tools and data modelling.
• At least a Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.


• 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
• Pension scheme
• Performance related bonus
• Life assurance
• Free on-site parking
• Subsidized café
• sport centre
• Discounts on Dyson machines
• Private Medical & Dental insurance

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.