Software Test Engineer

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension

Malmesbury, UK, United Kingdom


We are looking for Software Testers to ensure the Products software represent the quality and reliability of Dyson and can correctly respond when controlled by an external device like a Mobile App or Cloud server.

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 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. 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 will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

In the future, the way technology is controlled will be integral to how it performs. Dyson software engineers are already transforming the way our owners interact with their machines. Our first connected robot vacuum launched in 2014 and its companion app takes cleaning into the digital era. Scheduling cleans. Reviewing mapping data. Diagnosing technical issues. Our new technology is advancing at speed. Network-based robotics and intelligent sensing technologies, all enabled by advanced software and app platforms. And all cementing Dyson’s place as a pioneering global technology organisation.


We work in a supportive environment where the team is embracing new techniques to improve itself and grow capability. We’re looking for someone who shares this ethic, expresses a desire to develop test strategies to verify complex and diverse implementations across a variety of products. You must be aware of SW verification methodologies and techniques, ideally with a background in embedded products, comfortable with high-level design and discussions with Developers.


  • Plan a Software Testing Strategy for a project including regression testing.
  • Review Software Requirements/Use-Cases, and build Tests against Requirements/Use-Cases
  • Implement Software Verification techniques in Simulators, around a PCB/Wi-Fi or complete product
  • Automate Software Testing using Python or Wi-Fi, from Linux/Raspberry Pi/Arduino
  • Execute Automated Tests per Agile Sprint or Software Release, reporting Test Results with TestRail
  • Generate innovative Test Automation concepts for Software/UI/Wi-Fi or new technologies
  • Use of scripting languages and tools for post processing techniques, or control of test equipment etc.


  • Verification experience of code written in C/C++/Python, or Wi-Fi connected products.
  • Experience of Raspberry Pi/Arduino or similar, scripting languages Python/Perl, or basic Matlab/Labview,
  • Agile, providing critical input at all stages of design and development of a new feature
  • Wide experience and knowledge base of verification tools, their suitability and capability.
  • Experience and knowledge of Software verification techniques, and how they apply to a particular problem space.
  • Persistent nature, inquisitive attitude and results driven.
  • Creative and product focused ability to generate numerous concepts for new technologies
  • Organisational skills - able to plan ahead and to prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.

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: 17-Aug-2017