Description and Requirements

Following years of investment in robotics research and development, Dyson have built up a world class robotics design capability. Rigorous testing is key to our success. Dyson are looking for an experienced engineer who is passionate about robotics to join our world class team. Some of our testing involves running our autonomous robots within a lab with state-of-the-art motion tracking systems. Other tests require the development of complex hardware-in-the-loop simulators where we can create novel test scenarios.

You will have a good understanding of how software and hardware work together at different levels in robotic systems. You will need to understand how to test machine vision, navigation, sensors, motion and the emergent behaviours that occur when these systems interact with the physical world and us. You will develop unique and complex automated test systems for robotics.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to know what makes a good robot, then why not join us at Dyson and help us create a great one?

Position overview:

The UK verification team provides test support  to robotics and other categories in RDD through

  • Development verification support
  • Test coordination
  • HIL system verification
  • Regression
  • Validation support
  • Organised home trials

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

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.


  • Develop test systems for robotics.
  • Develop systems to improve the robotics test capability
  • Specify the right test equipment, tools and infrastructure for the robotics test
  • Collaborate with engineers and managers globally to ensure efficient global test coverage
  • Contribute to the definition and refinement of test processes


  • Experience working with complex electronic or mechanical systems
  • An understanding of emergent behaviours in systems and how to measure them
  • Labview competence, preferably to CLD level.
  • Experience creating test methods and specifying test equipment.
  • Good organisational skills, able to handle a broad and complex workload.
  • Proven, structured approach to engineering verification, test procedures and equipment.
  • Good communication skills.
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent an Engineering discipline. Electronics, Electrical or Systems preferred.

Benefits Overview:

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