Reliability Engineer

£Competitive + Pension, Bonus, 27 Days Holiday



The Reliability engineer is responsible for assessing reliability risks on a development product, escalating risk items to the relevant design team stakeholders and reviewing the effectiveness of related mitigations. They provide a key metric input to the project milestones.

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

Dyson products are built to last, as well as perform. To do this we invest heavily in performance and reliability testing, building our own machines to test our machines. 24 hours a day, seven days a week we put them through their paces. We analyse data and customer feedback, relentlessly improving product safety, reliability, usability and customer satisfaction. Each generation of Dyson technology must set the benchmark for the next. And with so many new categories on the way, our Global Quality & Reliability team will need to be more inventive than ever. Vital to Dyson’s future technology.


During the UK development phase the reliability engineer is responsible for the following areas:

  • Generating a failure rate prediction for a product in development with clear supporting rationales and reviewing mitigations.
  • Liaising with international territory teams to ensure delivery of market reliability data required to support product development.
  • Reviewing new test methods created to validate product development.
  • Creating assembly reviews during product development.


  • Good, demonstrable level of understanding of Product Development Cycles
  • Familiarity with test validation methods and other standard Reliability tools. (Failure Rate Analysis, FRACAS, DFMEA ect.)

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: 17-Nov-2017

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