Senior Systems Engineer

£Competitive + 27 Days + Bonus + Pension

Malmesbury, UK


Working closely with the product design manager and multi-disciplinary teams of hardware and software design engineers to take a project through from design concept to production

The role will require you to take ownership of Systems Engineering activities throughout the project lifecycle.

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. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

When you invent something, the right technology often doesn’t exist to make it work. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, Dyson electronics engineers have enabled our ideas to become reality. As our future products rely more on robotics, connectivity, and complex sensing and navigation technologies, our high speed electronics will stand us apart. From designing the hardware to the systems, that make Dyson machines as reliable as they are intelligent, our electronics engineers are central to our most pioneering RDD.


  • Requirements capture & management: capture internal customer & end user needs and distil into functional and non-functional requirements. Manage the derivation & flow-down to lower-level subsystem and module level component requirements.
  • System Architecture definition: from the agreed system requirements support the definition of candidate system architectures. Participate in trade-off studies and decision analysis to arrive at an agreed functional & physical architecture solution.
  • Use a model based systems engineering approach to capture the product use cases, requirements and system architecture.
  • Support the hardware and software engineering teams in the integration of modules, subsystems and functions to form the final working product.
  • Work closely with safety and reliability teams to ensure the product meets all applicable standards.
  • Provide estimates of engineering effort to assist in the planning and scheduling of activities


  • A good degree in electronic engineering, physics, computing or similar subject
  • Experience gained in a solution design role with demonstrable practical experience.
  • Sound understanding of requirements management and the system design process.
  • Experience of the full engineering lifecycle from requirements capture through to test and integration, and all associated documentation.
  • Flexible and enthusiastic with ability to deliver on schedule
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, with the ability to interact with subject matter experts across a range of technical and operational topics.
  • Ability to produce clear and concise technical design documentation
  • Team Player capable of working jointly with others from various disciplines to reach a consensus agreement.
  • Good organisational skills, able to plan and manage tasks ,working independently as well as part of a team.

  • Working knowledge of Design tools (e.g. Sparx EA, Rhapsody, UML, SYSML, Matlab/Simulink)
  • Embedded software development experience
  • System design of small or medium sized projects
  • Experience of all stages of the software development lifecycle from requirements elicitation to software validation.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working 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: 13-Jan-2017

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