Research Engineer - New Technology Research

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Bonus, Pension



The Research Engineer will be part of the New Technology Research team at Dyson and will centre on early stage test methodology and rig design and build.

Market Overview

Dyson is a fast paced environment with high demands on quality and novel innovation. It is known for its fresh approach to Design. The Head of this team needs to thrive under pressure and be able to deftly juggle priorities and flex to the dynamic and agile environment that comes with this creative setting.

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 of 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, we lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why anyone can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


You will have a strong passion for mechanical development and mechatronics and will work closely with engineers and scientists to translate user insights and habits into quantifiable laboratory tests.

There will be a requirement to work at the early phases of projects, helping to shape the path and progress of the products up to TRL 5. There will be an emphasis on finding creative solutions to measure the performance of technologies and prototypes for early phase concepts, developing them as part of the wider New Technology Research team.

  • Design and development of early stage performance test rigs and methods Measuring and proving technologies and products
  • Communication of key insights and product recommendations
  • Close working with Mechanistics and NPI to ensure the quality and relevance of the rigs delivered
  • Reduction of test variability through the use of automation and good experimental rigor.


  • A passion for engineering and problem solving in a product development context.
  • Good organisational skills, able to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.
  • Clear logical thought and attention to detail.
  • Able to execute experimental programs, analyse the data, summarise findings and make recommendations.
  • Willing to challenge assumptions or methods, pre-empt problems and find solutions.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant science or engineering discipline
  • Prototype and test rig design and build experience Advanced working knowledge of MATLAB or LabVIEW and 3D modelling packages
  • Experience in rig automation & mechatronics

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: 30-Mar-2017

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