Lead Software Test Engineer - Connectivity

£Competitive plus 27 days holiday, Bonus and Pension



Dyson have an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated cloud/backend focused Test Lead who is passionate about Lean & Agile software development.

You will lead and grow a team of likeminded test engineers in Dyson’s rapidly expanding IoT platform engineering group based in Bristol. You will be responsible for helping to define test strategies, automation frameworks, processes and team behaviours to deliver the next generation of connected apps and systems.

Market Overview

In 2016 we launched our first two connected products and already have a connected user base of hundreds of thousands across twenty countries. By leveraging our culture of design and engineering excellence with an innovative start up mentality we won the 2016 T3 Connected product of the year, and our ambitions for 2017 and beyond are even more exciting.

Function Overview

Connectivity is a growing area for Dyson, where we aim to continue our reputation of being innovative and disruptive. We’re building world-class cross functional Agile teams and adopting the latest technology and techniques to ensure we can deliver our ambitious vision in connected product technology.


  • Provide daily technical test leadership and coaching to the team to allow them to become skilled at their craft and deliver high quality consistently
  • Collaborate with other test leads to define and implement an evolutionary test automation framework for the cloud.
  • Detailed test automation design and code reviews to ensure consistency, quality and direction.
  • Working closely with Product Owners and Scrum Masters to define acceptance criteria, measure team statistics, such as velocity, and help drive through team process improvements
  • Team design, recruitment and performance management
  • Hands-on contribution to testing and test automation
  • Analysing risk within the system and constantly reviewing our overall test approach to match


  • Expert in Lean Agile software development.
  • Evangelist for cloud services/micro services testing and agile testing techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of the different levels of testing and techniques to achieve them in a micro services architecture (mocking, stubbing, DVTs, contract testing etc.)
  • Evangelist for test automation and how to build maintainable and extendable tests suites
  • Ability to map faults/issues to the overall technical architecture of our cloud based services, apps and products.
  • Proficient, or interested in, open source test frameworks like Cucumber/Specflow and proficient in Ruby, Node.js or C#.
  • An understanding about Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and cloud deployment automation pipelines
  • Ability to coach developers to improve their approach to testing

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 with a vibrant culture and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 6-Mar-2018

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