Technical Architect

£Competitve + Bonus + Benefits + Gym

Malmesbury, United Kingdom


The Database Architect is a key role within the newly formed IT Design team and is accountable for design and strategy across the Database solutions landscape used at Dyson, both today and in the future.

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 3,500 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

Ensuring Dyson’s IT infrastructure performs around the clock, around the world, isn’t easy. And as we expand geographically, taking on more people and more complex enterprises, our IT needs to continually evolve to face new challenges. Our hub of technical architects thrives on empowering and protecting Dyson with the latest and best business transformation technology. From servers and storage, to database management, network configuration, communications and collaboration tools, we’re investigating the future and providing global solutions.


• Covering the needs of the recently deployed Data Solutions

• Covering the need for new eLearning and training capabilities

• Covering the possible need for new Intranet capabilities

• Leading the on-going solution design and evolution of the HR solution landscape

• Eliciting the longer term strategies to retire, re-design, re-platform or retain our current portfolio of HR based applications

• Produce detailed design specifications, maintain application portfolios, develop strategies and support business reviews across all landscapes

• Ensure adherence to the core IT Application Strategy and Design principles

• Alignment with Technical Architecture design teams to ensure the designs and strategy for the Enterprise & Operations applications align to the overall direction of the underlying technical architecture

• Working with the “Deliver” and “Run” teams to ensure designed solutions move seamlessly into project execution and support


• A proven track record of enterprise level application design / application architecture is essential

• A proven track record of senior level business engagement / stakeholder management is essential

• Experience of forming or working within an established and efficient design team is highly desirable

• A strong grounding in general technical architecture to include hosting (On Premise & Cloud), storage and networks is highly desirable

• Experience within Enterprise Architecture methodologies (e.g. TOGAF) would be beneficial

• Experience in supporting project delivery involving both in-house and third-party design, development, testing and project management

• Understanding of security principles and policies ensuring these are applied to the design of solutions

• Able to act as a liaison between technical, functional and support functions both on and offshore

• Able to maintain a working knowledge of new technologies and practises to support further innovation for projects

• Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills

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: 29-Mar-2017