Research Security Specialist


Bristol OR Malmesbury


We are recruiting a Research Security Specialist to join our Security Architecture team. You will work in a specialist team that focuses on IoT, helping ensure we develop a secure eco-system for our internet connected products.

Market Overview

In May 2016 Dyson launched its second connected product, the Dyson Pure Cool Link (Winner of T3’s Connected Home Tech of the Year 2016), which joins our existing 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner with its companion eco-system, Dyson Link. Dyson Link is our IoT solution to enable Dyson products to work in a connected environment. It includes the key components required to create an exciting connected product experience, from mobile apps, web/CRM integrations and cloud services

Function Overview

Dyson’s secrets are worth billions. Protecting the business on a global scale – from day to day malware to the most advanced cyber spying – is a 24/7 assignment. Our IT Security team thrives on the challenge – keeping a constant look out, collaborating internationally and across the business, and adapting rapidly to threats. Ultimately it takes the right people, as well as right technology, to protect Dyson: tenacious, resilient and inventive enough to stay one step ahead. The reward is an enlivening environment on the cutting edge of IT security. And a career full of diverse opportunities


You will be a member of the team responsible for ensuring our IoT landscape maintains the security our customers expect throughout both the development and product lifecycles. At Dyson, we achieve this by embedding our security experts into our design projects at all stages. The role will involve working with other subject matter experts in the wider project team, through specifying requirements for a project, being part of a design or research project or leading the implementation of a security improvement.

The role has the following responsibilities:

  • Leading research projects with a security focus
  • Assisting with research projects that require security input
  • Defining cybersecurity best practices, processes, and workflows.
  • Work to design and specify security controls for software.
  • Be part of Dyson IoT Architecture specification and review team, championing security method for future product and software development.
  • Ensure we are aligning with industry recognised Standards and emerging IoT Standards and reference designs.

Key Competencies: This role requires both in-depth technical understanding of the underlying technologies we utilise, and a keenness to work as part of a larger, highly motivated team to deliver world-class solutions.

We would expect the following key competencies:

  • Strong background in both leading and contributing to a design process.
  • Develop proof of concepts
  • Strong conceptual thinking and communication skills.
  • Team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors, IT and business personnel.
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision and with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.
  • Able to travel to world-wide sites across the enterprise.


We would expect a grounded understanding of the following:

  • Cryptography
  • Web & Mobile security
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Low level security (C / C++)
  • Java
  • Node JS
  • GoLang
  • AWS

Qualifications: A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information security or other related field; or equivalent work experience.

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.
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