- Design and Development
- United Kingdom - Hullavington Office
Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with uprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge - more categories, more locations and more people.
We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our engineering approach starts with different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas - unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way. Today we employ more than 5,800 people around the world in software engineering, mechanical engineering and science-related roles.
We are looking for a Unity specialist who can operate independently, demonstrates creative thinking and has affinity with educational programs. You will work within the Dyson software team but in partnership with the James Dyson Foundation (JDF) to develop an application to support a new educational resource for schools to teach 11-16 year olds about Dyson robotic technology.
About the James Dyson Foundation
The James Dyson Foundation – James Dyson’s international charity – aims to inspire young people to realise their engineering potential, encouraging them to think differently, make mistakes and get hands-on with technology. The JDF provides free educational resources and workshops to schools to give students a glimpse into the exciting world of engineering. At the heart of the JDF is a mission to disrupt existing engineering education and provide new ways to engage students in engineering using Dyson technology.
About the role
Develop a new Unity based application, incorporating educational engineering games about Dyson Robotics
Develop educational coding activities to be included within the application
Design and implement intuitive UI/UX experience
Work with a project manager to establish an effective strategy and development pipeline, taking into account multiple stakeholders across the Dyson business including a pioneering working approach involving volunteer engineering support
Clearly communicate the possibilities of Unity and WebGL with stakeholders
Offer and implement solutions in a timely manner
Oversee the testing and delivery of the application with the target audience
Implement a strategy for monitoring, maintaining and updating the application
Identify and process application bottlenecks and bugs
Work closely with Dyson software teams to explore opportunities to exploit Unity potential across the Dyson development ecosystem
This job will be creative and technically challenging, also requiring you to work with a variety of stakeholders.
Essential skills for the role:
Professional experience of developing and deploying Unity WebGL based applications
Excellent knowledge of Unity
Experience in the design and delivery of intuitive UI/UX
Constantly learning and staying in touch with evolving simulation technologies and standards
Strong communication skills across different levels and types of stakeholder
Excellent ability to plan, manage and deliver
Strong interest in Robotics and education
Excel in an environment with a lot of freedom and autonomy
And it would be preferable if you have:
Experience with educational software or worked in an educational environment
Competency in graphic design software
Competency in design prototyping software
Portfolio demonstrating experience in user-centric design
A BSc or MSc in software engineering or related study/experience
• 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 Hullavington campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
• On-site parking
• Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch
• Digital 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
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.
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.