Hardware Manager - Automotive

£Competitive + benefits



Dyson has an opportunity for an Electronics Hardware Manager 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 Electronics Hardware Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a significant hardware delivery team.


• Develop People and processes to meet the challenging needs of the automotive hardware development lifecycle

• Manage a team of hardware engineers to carry out the day-to-day tasks required to engineer world class hardware products meeting the performance, reliability, quality, timing and costs 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, Validation and Manufacturing


What You Will Need:

• Degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent

• Experience in successfully managing a team of hardware engineers towards challenging technical and safety requirements

 • Experience of ISO 26262 automotive hardware design and development environment including requirements generation

• Experience of automotive hardware manufacture to meet testability, manufacturability, reliability and cost targets

• Experience of hardware validation to meet demanding quality expectations

• Experience of recruiting and motivating engineers towards success

• Competent track record in using, specifying and optimising hardware development tools and processes

• 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

• Automotive high voltage experience is beneficial but not essential

• Software development experience is beneficial but not essential

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you will be invited to join the company bonus scheme, get 27 days annual leave and you’ll qualify for life assurance. You will also have access to our free on-site gym with regular fitness classes (subject to membership availability) and two on-site cafés which cater to a variety of tastes. 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: 24-Sep-2018

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