Technical Process Lead – Electronics Optimisation

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Pension, Bonus, Free Onsite Gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom


The Technical Lead within the RDD Optimisation team is responsible for supporting the growing electronics department globally within Dyson. Technical lead will be supported by a team to continuously improve productivity and quality of global electronics product development. The role will be required to both influence and support engineering activity, but overall will be expected to lead the development of our engineering capability and help align both electronics and mechanical sides of the department on some of the core design processes within RDD.


Accountable for definition and delivery of a programme of improvement activities within a Process Group and ensuring they deliver benefits in Efficiency, Effectiveness & Quality by:

  • Working closely with the Global Electronics teams to understand and shape our processes.
  • Forming and being a member of Steering Groups as necessary to provide guidance and decision making for major departmental projects and processes.
  • You will be engaging with 3rd party external consultants to provide a blend and balance of internal and external knowledge and solutions.
  • Providing expert technical supervision & guidance to global engineering teams.
  • Supported by a team of Technical and Business Analysts, enabling them to deliver improvement activity, on time and on "benefit".

 The purpose of the role is to combine technical electronics engineering process matter expertise with change project management skills, and thus to play a lead in the delivery of major optimisation change projects to Dyson RDD globally.

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 strategising, 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

Dyson product development is dynamic and innovative. Our products are built to last, as well as perform. To achieve this in fast paced consumer markets, we need to focus on both the efficiency and quality of our product development processes. We work with representatives from global teams across the company to relentlessly improve everything we do. And with so many new product categories on the way, our Global RDD Optimisation Team needs to be more effective than ever. This team plays a vital role in supporting Dyson’s future technology and vision. This Technical Electronics role within the team is critical in changing Dyson’s mechanically bias processes so we can become a technology driven product development company.


  • Enable advancement of our engineering capability in terms of productivity and quality
  • Find and evaluate opportunities for optimisation within all the electronics areas (Hardware, Software & Connectivity), utilising internal and external resources as appropriate
  • Develop our ability to identify process problems and their root cause, and to improve fixes quickly
  • Develop Solutions by conducting ‘design/build/test’ cycles for processes, tools, techniques which optimise product development
  • Embed improvements effectively within operational teams to deliver measurable benefits
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across RDD including representatives from Engineering Teams, Process Owners, Technical Training, and Business Intelligence.
  • Manage a team of Technical / Business Process Analysts and Coordinators to deliver improvements in an effective manner.


Background & Experience:

  • A Degree in electronics engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 6 years engineering experience in an electronics (either Hardware, Software or Connected) engineering role with hands-on-experience of at least three of the following core processes:
    - Specification Management
    - System Engineering
    - DFMEA & Risk Management
    - Bug & Issue Management
    - Release and Change Management
    - Verification & Validation

  • A successful track record of robust design delivery within a product development industry.
  •  In-depth technical knowledge and understanding of core engineering best practice.
  • Ideally working knowledge of Software or IoT Development.
  • Desirable to have experience in the application of ISO 9001: Quality Management System.

Core Skills:

  • Excellent business analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent Project/Programme Management skills.
  • Solid communication skills, both written and especially oral at a technical level.


  • Ability to drive business change through influencing business leaders both within electronics and wider RDD using sound communication and collaborative decision making skills.
  • The willingness to challenge assumptions and ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas to drive productivity.
  • Set high goals for self and others, focusing on the delivery of targets and high quality.

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: 31-Jan-2017