Description and Requirements

  • Dyson is forever innovating and developing new and exciting products.  
  • Reporting to the Test Rig Design & Build Team Leader at RDD, the successful candidate will play an integral part in ensuring the new technologies and products are robust to dealing with real world environments and customer use whilst maintaining performance requirements.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each of product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, we lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why anyone can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself. 


  • Work with product validation engineers to develop specifications and concepts for new test rigs for both sub-assembly and whole product testing, as well upgrades to existing test rigs.
  • As a test rig “architect”, translate test rig specifications and concepts into mechanical, electrical and electronic designs for hand-over to your rig-build colleagues; this will include rig build cost estimation, schematics, safety considerations, circuit designs and parts procurement.
  • Program test rig controllers, specifically with the use of LabVIEW.
  • Commission test rigs as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Provide a test rig advisory service to other RDD teams.
  • Contribute to the team’s continuous improvement activities.


  • Good knowledge of and experience with control and instrumentation electronics, including; PLC controllers and National Instruments hardware.
  • Some experience developing control and measurement software in LabVIEW.
  •  Experience designing and using test equipment, integrating mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic components/systems in real-world applications.
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability.
  • A good understanding of electrical best practice, specifically with power control circuits.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team, delivering high quality output to strict timelines.
  •  Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
  • Good organisational skills – able to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.
  • Good communication skills – able to work with validation engineers, build and test technicians to seek or give information, clarification and direction.
  • Experience of working in a test environment, understanding requirements for repeatability and reliability of test equipment.
  • A good understanding of data analysis and presentation of data.
  • Experience of servo drives, stepper motors, instrument control, 3-phase power systems or instrument/sensor design.
  • Experience using LabVIEW Real Time & FPGA.

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines