Description and Requirements

Dyson has an opportunity for a Software Lead Engineer to join the Powertrain group within in its Electric Vehicle Engineering Team based at its Hullavington HQ.

Market Overview:

Hullavington is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded rural location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independently–minded.

Function Overview:

We’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle – that’s no secret. It has remained our ambition to solve the worldwide problem of air pollution for nearly 30 years. Now that we have the ability to bring all our technologies together into a single product, we’re able to solve this problem at the source. For now, it’s all about finding the right people to make it all happen for 2020.


Reporting to the Head of Powertrain, the Software Lead Engineer will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a significant software and systems delivery team. Responsibilities: • Develop People and processes to meet the challenging needs of the automotive software development lifecycle • Manage and Lead a team of software and systems engineers to carry out the day-to-day tasks required to engineer world class software products meeting the performance, quality, resource and timing constraints • Work closely with the product delivery managers to ensure alignment of deliverables, processes and people • Identify and audit suitable partners to contribute to the development lifecycle including:- Requirements, Design, Development and Validation


• Degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent • Experience in successfully managing a team of software engineers towards challenging technical and safety requirements • Experience of ISO 26262 and automotive SPICE level software design and development including requirements management, systems decomposition, model based development, AUTOSAR integration and validation inc SIL, HIL etc • Experience of using and optimising all aspects of the automotive software development process • Experience of recruiting and motivating engineers towards success • Experience of Systems Integration and calibration desirable • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach, and work with a can-do attitude • Ability to perform and organise methodical problem solving • Electric vehicle powertrain experience is beneficial but not essential • Hardware development experience is beneficial but not essential

Benefits Overview:

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop 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 other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to develop products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.