Advanced Software Engineer

Competitive Salary

Malmesbury, United Kingdom


The advanced software engineer will develop software and control algorithms for machine learning and neural networks on a brand new product category

Dyson Overview

Things move quickly at Dyson. In twenty years, what began with one man and one idea has grown into a global technology company, with 6,000 people and a presence in over 70 countries. From Malmesbury to Malaysia to the US to Australasia and many countries in between, we’ve sold over 80 million machines. And it’s just the start. From 2016 our Malmesbury HQ is doubling its footprint. The US, our biggest market, is doubling their sales scope. And new frontiers are opening up across South East Asia and beyond. More people, more ideas and more space for more invention. The next four years will be our biggest and busiest yet.

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. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

Working on a brand new product category, you will join the software team and work on developing machine learning capability.  Specifically you will design and develop algorithms and software that contribute to deep learning of machine intelligence.


  • Research and development of new technologies and concepts for machine learning, deep neural networks in computer vision and data fusion for real time applications.
  • Software implementation of the developed technology for proof-of-concept and prototyping purposes.
  • Collaboration with the team members and with other teams in order to transfer the developed technology to the relevant business units.
  • Intellectual property generation.


  • You will demonstrate significant experience in Machine Learning approaches, Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Training of neural networks, unsupervised and supervised learning, deep learning, data mining, knowledge discovery and optimization techniques, statistics and probabilistic models.
  • Computer Vision (object detection, recognition, tracking, activity recognition, depth sensing, segmentation, multi-camera geometry).
  • Applying machine learning on 2D/3D visual data (images or video), Image and video processing concepts (experience in virtual reality visual content processing is advantageous).
  • Ability to plan and estimate development tasks.
  • At least Degree level qualification.
  • Good communication and motivation skills. .
  • 5+ years relevant work experience.(or post grad research in machine learning)
  • Algorithm development from idea to proof-of-concept and prototype phases.
  • Programming and software development skills in C/C++, Python and Matlab.
  • Experience in GPU programming using one or more of the following: OpenGL, CUDA and OpenCL (computing cluster experience is a plus).
  • Experience with deep learning libraries such as Theano, Keras, Lasagne, TensorFlow, Caffe and Torch
  • Comfortable in either Windows or Linux development environments (Android software development is a plus) and being able to develop cross-platforms software components.
  • Innovative, full of ideas and eager to invent new things.
  • Motivated to learn and explore new ideas and technologies.
  • Out of the box thinker and problem solver.
  • Looking forward to be in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  • Self-guided and eager to take responsibility.
  • Excellent in written and verbal English language skills.

Closing date: 1st August 2017

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. 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: 1-Jul-2017