Associate Principal / Technical Lead Electronics Engineer




Dyson has an opportunity for power electronics engineers to join the highly successful Motors and Power Systems group. Opportunities are available at both Associate Principal Engineer and Technical Lead level depending on experience.

The Motors and Power Systems group is a multidisciplinary team responsible for the development of Dyson Digital Motors and Lithium Ion battery management. Dyson Digital Motors are small and light, yet extremely powerful; they power the next generation of handheld vacuum cleaners as well as the Supersonic which is revolutionising hair care. As part of this group, we are looking to expand our Power Electronics capability.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology). The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

Sometimes, making a technological leap forward means going back to the beginning. Since 1999, we’ve spent £150m building a motor from scratch – small, light and efficient, yet extremely powerful. Our motors are what enable our technology to be different – it’s why they’re protected by 20 to 30 patents. But the next generation demands new directions. Energy storage, robotics, nanotechnology and space-age materials. So our multi-disciplinary team, led by some of the world’s best power electronics engineers, knows that only the most pioneering thinking will do. That’s the Dyson way.


- Ensure the safety and reliability of Dyson products

- Take technical responsibility for the power electronic content of a number of projects across a different product categories ensuring their successful delivery.

- Actively identify technical risks within projects and drive their resolution.

- Challenge where appropriate and develop best practice and process improvement across the business.

- Act as a subject matter expert across the business and multiple projects

- Develop and train others either within their own or the wider team.

- Opportunity for line management responsibilities


- Degree or equivalent experience in electronic engineering or comparable discipline alongside significant industrial experience.

- In depth knowledge and experience in the design and development of motor drives / inverters / SMPS / power electronics products.

- Detailed understanding of device characteristics specifically IGBTs, MOSFETs and emerging technologies in in real-world applications.

- Excellent analytical skills and the ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences including senior management.

- Circuit simulation and analysis expertise (e.g. SiMetrix, SPICE or Matlab)

- Experience with PCB/schematic tools.

- Proven ability to design products for compliance with worldwide EMC/EMI standards.

- Knowledge and experience of thermal management.

- Able to provide technical direction.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a management bonus, generous leave, life insurance, income protection, and private medical and dental care. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. And with a vibrant culture, flexible woking hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 14-Jun-2016

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