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Unity Simulation Engineer

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Design and Development
Location
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

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

Responsibilities include: 

  • 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

About you

This job will be creative and technically challenging, also requiring you to work with a variety of stakeholders. Below is a list of 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
  • Proficiency in design platforms (preferably Sketch) with a strong understanding of user-centric design principles
  • 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
  • Experience working with AR/VR 

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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. 

Closing date: 31 December 2021