Noise and Vibration Research Engineer - Advanced

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Bonus, Pension



The engineer will work within the Aeroacoustic Research team to apply their skills and experience to reduce noise and improve sound quality in existing and future products.

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 strategising, 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

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


You will apply a deep understanding of the physics of acoustics and a pragmatic engineering approach to invent the next generation of technologies that will enhance the company’s technical advantage in noise control and in other applications of acoustics. They will use analytical and numerical modelling alongside experimental results to understand noise generation and product performance at a system level. They will communicate results around the business and drive research projects from initial conception, through various technology readiness levels and finally into production.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different. The role is potentially suitable for a range of experience levels and will be adapted to suit the successful candidate.

This is what we need you to do...

  • Work on the acoustic performance of our class leading products from the initial concept to production.
  • Invent novel technologies to enable new features, improved performance and reduced noise in our next generation of products.
  • Identify opportunities to apply acoustics in areas outside noise control, for example, electro-acoustics, signal processing or sensing.
  • Interrogate the acoustics of products using analytical and numerical modelling techniques.
  • Design and conduct experiments to validate analytic work and prove system performance.
  • Liaise with other teams to ensure best practice for noise and vibration and effective transfer of new technologies into product.
  • Collaborate with external partners and universities to accelerate our knowledge and understanding in a variety of technical areas.
  • Analyse results, write reports and conduct presentations to other engineers across the business including senior managers, company directors and James Dyson.


  • A first degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or equivalent
  • Experience in acoustics, wave physics or signal processing
  • Programming and scientific computing experience, e.g. MATLAB, Python, Mathematica
  • Experience of finite element analysis packages (e.g. COMSOL, Ansys) and measurement systems (e.g. B&K Pulse, Labview) desirable but not essential.
  • A highly driven individual who strives for accurate results in every aspect of your work.
  • The ability to work as part of a team or un-supervised to an agreed goal or set of deliverables.
  • A clear logical thinker with exceptional attention to detail.
  • A proven structured approach to creative problem solving.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.

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: 2-May-2017

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