Component Sourcing Engineer




Dyson develops and manufactures complex electronics products; as their diversity increases, so the out-sourcing requirement for electronics modules and assemblies has also grown in terms of complexity, technology diversity and quantity. Managing this activity is challenging and we need a Component Sourcing Engineer who is equally motivated and talented to help drive success in what is a critical department within RDD.

Market Overview

Our Singapore story began in 2004 and today we have more than 1000 people working here. At the beginning of 2017 we opened our new, state of the art, Singapore Technology Centre in Science Park I, minutes from Singapore’s technology and start-up community. This new Technology Centre houses some of Dyson’s most advanced facilities including Robotics and Sensors laboratories and Smart Home, Connectivity & Mobile Applications laboratories as well as an Advanced Control Tower with the latest technology to develop its analytics-driven activities. Not too far away is West Park, our flagship advanced motor manufacturing facility where we develop our autonomous robotic manufacturing capabilities – more than 300 robots assemble our Dyson Digital Motor (DDM) here. It is here that we develop our next generation of motor technology.

Function Overview

When you invent something, the right technology to support it often doesn’t exist. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, Dyson electronics engineers have enabled Dyson 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.


Reporting to the SEA Electronics Manager, the successful candidate will become part of a busy team working for Electronics within Research Design and Development (RDD), helping to manage the electronic modules and parts sourcing activity; from requirements through to sourcing and selection. As our product diversity and technology roadmaps expand, so will the scope for this activity; requiring smarter solutions across a broader technology platform.

It’s a demanding role and the ideal candidate will ideally be an experienced Component Engineer, with a proven track record in regard to electronics module requirement capture, specification generation, sourcing & selection. Typical experience should include PSU’s, Chargers and ALCI’s.


You should have a methodical and consistent approach, and be able to self-manage and motivate; managing your own time in order to undertake a variety of related activities.  Dyson engineers are many things; you must be able to provide solutions where you identify problems, be pro-active, and be a technical resource for others. You must be innovative, enjoy being challenged, adapt to change, function within a team, but also work independently as required.

To meet these expectations we encourage our engineers to grow and expand their own capabilities, encouraging career development through training, experience and promotion; Dyson provides plenty of opportunities for motivated individuals to break through their own boundaries, to excel and drive their careers forward.



  • Manage new part/assembly/module sourcing activity, including; requirements capture, sourcing and selection, qualification, validation and country compliance.

  • Work closely with different RDD engineering teams, to generate the modules outsourcing requirements

  • Help lead the outsourcing activity for RDD engineering teams during in the early product design milestone.

  • Ensure close and consistent working interaction with procurement team is always maintained

  • Work with New Product Development (NPD) teams to ensure the integrity and clarity of engineering drawing requirements, ensuring that all expectations are communicated effectively to supporting suppliers.

  • Interact with NPD teams to ensure suppliers are involved in development and review of specifications to promote design for manufacturability.

  • Work closely with supplier, electronics engineer and approval team to make sure part/assembly sourced is compliant with required compliance certification.

  • Undertake part/assembly failure analysis, promoting cross-functional team approach with electronics engineers

  • Work closely with quality and reliability team, to capture quality/reliability issues and generate robust solutions

  • Familiarity with electronics component industry and generate good working relationships with part manufacturer representatives.

  • Support a number of associated activities as a technical resource or SME, such as:

    • Developing the required jig or fixture for part/assembly evaluation test.

    • Part/assembly Evaluation ( including stress and robustness testing)

    • Supplier audit during supplier qualification

  • Responsible for managing part/assembly/module EOL issues.

  • Manage alternative part for single source part/assembly/module.



  • BEng degree in Electronic/Electrical/Communication Engineering, with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry

Skills & experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in Electronics Engineering, specialising in electronics component industry

  • Demonstrable and proven track record of working experience in the related field.

  • Strong understanding on various electronics component functions and specifications

  • Working Knowledge of electronics solution design and development process.

  • Capable to deliver high quality results within tight time deadlines.

  • Understanding of Product Life Management (PLM) systems

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

Key characteristics:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Methodical & organised approach with attention to detail & accuracy

  • Highly motivated, self-driven with a strong focus on results

  • Ability to work independently or as an effective team member.

  • Multi-tasking

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Confidence!

Benefits Overview

Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Posted: 23-Jan-2018

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