Head of Electronics Hardware

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension

Malmesbury, UK, United Kingdom


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.

Dyson have a proven track record in developing and bringing revoluntionary products to the marketplace over the last 20 years. This is an exciting opportunity to bring higher level of technology to future products as we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of technology. 

We require an innovative leader who is passionate about technology to lead some of the brightest and best engineers in the most exciting company in the consumer product market.

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 over 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. In 2017 our Malmesbury HQ doubled 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. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ doubled its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

When you invent something, the right technology often doesn’t exist to make it work. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, Dyson electronics engineers have enabled our ideas to become reality. As our future products rely more on robotics, connectivity, and complex sensing and navigation technologies, our high speed electronics will stand us apart. From designing the hardware to the systems, that make Dyson machines as reliable as they are intelligent, our electronics engineers are central to our most pioneering RDD.


The Dyson Electronics team is a rapidly expanding part of Dyson product development, aiming to bring in the latest technologies to shape future Dyson products.

You will work very closely with Dyson’s research and new product teams as we collectively define future Dyson products and will have exposure and direct working relationships with leading players in the technology industry and Dyson engineering leadership teams.

You will take responsibility of a hardware architect team and shape Dyson's future from a technological development perspective. Taking products with limited amount of technology and making use of advanced hardware and software technologies to ensure our future products are revolutionary and pioneering.


The Head of Electronics Hardware is a senior technical leadership role that requires vast experience in hardware design, including digital design, system on chip, micro processes, software development and the ability to take sophisticated hardware products through the design cycle to market.


  • Minimum BEng., BSc. In electronic engineering, or related discipline
  • Vast experience of working in the field of electronics hardware design and architecture
  • Deep knowledge of consumer electronics hardware, including the design of mains powered and handheld portable electronics
  • Deep understanding of SoC design, including the design of CPU, GPU & display systems hardware
  • Understanding of machine learning and the performance trade-offs of competing architectural approaches for machine learning workloads
  • A track record of delivering original solutions addressing the complex and sometimes conflicting needs of electronic consumer products
  • Ability to analyse trade-offs on possible solutions and articulate arguments from technological, business and strategic perspectives.
  • Experience leading small teams of stakeholders through the design process.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format
  • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values 
  • Able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure & dynamic environment in an organised manner
  • Excellent team working skills You will possess the ability to and be able to demonstrate: 
  • Strong background in developing sophisticated consumer products 
  • Proven experience of defining technology roadmaps for advanced products. 
  • The ability to lead and grow a team of highly skilled Electronic Engineers 
  • Ability to define and influence future capabilities of products 
  • Help enable the tech that will enable the smart products. 
  • Ability to develop and integrate leading edge technology 
  • Strong knowledge of Microprocessors, Memory interfaces, image processing, displays, communications and Machine learning.

Essential behavioural skills:             

  • You will have a creative, positive and inquisitive approach to your work
  • You will be a logical and tenacious problem solver.
  • You’ll be a champion for improvements in software development process and pragmatic in their application to your work
  • You will be confident mentoring more junior engineers and providing technical leadership across the team when project work requires it.

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 international training. 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: 2-Jun-2017