Senior Embedded Software Engineer

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension

Malmesbury, UK


We require embedded C programmers, with experience working at HW level to accelerate our product development using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test techniques, support systems verification and streamline our production. This is a highly technical role, working with a broad range of technologies in a fast paced, creative and highly collaborative working environment.

Technology is at the heart of Dyson and we develop world class electronics to maintain the world beating performance and reliability of our products. As the complexity increases, so does the challenge to our electronics test capability. Our team tests the full range of Dyson products, including lighting, environmental control and robotics, and we develop new ways to test the secret new ideas for future designs.

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. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

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.


The role will require a highly motivated, creative, methodical and flexible person, ready to take on challenges with a pragmatic approach.
  • Create embedded software to control, monitor and test our systems
  • Create interfaces to automated test solutions
  • Work with R&D teams and production teams to determine requirements.
  • Help develop HIL solutions across a number of different product categories
  • Specify equipment and tools and infrastructure required for HIL testing
  • Work with test engineers and to generate meaningful test data.
  • Interface with engineers and managers to promote test engineering best practice across Dyson.
  • Coordinate with test and development teams across multiple technical disciplines.
  • Contribute to the definition and refinement of our processes.



  • Embedded C/C++ experience
  • Experience with embedded RTOS
  • Knowledge of microcontroller architectures and peripherals.
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent in an Electronics or Software Engineering discipline. 
  • Experience working with multidisciplined engineering teams
  • Good organisational skills, able to handle a broad and complex workload.
  • Proven, structured approach to good coding and testing
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Labview or Python
  • Knowledge of technical management / leadership within an electronics development environment.
  • Experience of Requirements Management, System Design & Specification, Integration, Test Planning etc.
  • Good organizational skills, able to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a management bonus, generous leave, life insurance, income protection, and private medical and dental care. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. 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: 24-Oct-2017

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