Principal Engineer

SGD Competitive Remuneration Package



Dyson RDD develop products which are deliberately different and verifiably better than the competition.  These solutions are increasingly complex and require closer and closer integration of traditionally separate engineering disciplines. Our Product development team embody our machines and design for manufacture. We break down a complex engineering problem into digestible chunks: clarifying our products requirements, testing their functions, robustness, behaviour and structural architecture.  The breadth of knowledge of our engineers, and their depth of knowledge of our technologies, allows them to question the solutions from any team, finding and resolving risks before they become issues.


The Principal Engineer is recognized as the "go to’’ of the product development department and the voice of greatest technical authority.  Their expertise is acknowledged across the organization. Although the Principal Engineer will not have line management responsibilities, they will be looked upon as a role model by the engineering population and will play a role in technical mentoring of engineers, particularly those seeking to move up our technical career ladder.  In order to do this, the Principal Engineer will consciously build a deep understanding of all of our core technologies, broadening that knowledge as our portfolio grows.


This individual is expected, when necessary, to lead task forces to resolve business critical issues effectively, while demonstrating exceptional technical management skills.  As the technical authority, this individual shall chart the long term technology roadmap for the team.


The ability to initiate, develop and oversee complex ideas, design concepts, proposals & procedures is considered critical for success in this role, along with the ability to chair project wide technical reviews.


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.


This is what we need you to do…

  • Organization

    • Set yearly and long term (3~5 years) goals for the Product Development Team

    • Drive implementation of our technology road map, managing staging of technologies.

    • Translate organizational goals into tangible actions

  • Technical

    • Provide guidance and oversight to our Product Development team, setting standards for architecture definition, requirements analysis and functional analysis.

    • Assess the readiness of our projects before passing through development milestones.  Identify and escalate issues of immature design or incomplete understanding.

    • Build a strong knowledge of our solution technologies & use this to drive technical problem solving of high priority cross functional engineering issues.

  • People development

    • Own the competency/skills matrix for the Product Development discipline.

    • Ensure recruitment and training of our Engineering teams is done in line with our Technology Roadmap.

  • Process

    • Work with peers in UK and Malaysia to develop a global approach to Product Development, including the methodology and supporting tools.

    • Identify process related issues and implement preventive measures to continuously improve the effectiveness of our product development


  • A good bachelors or master’s degree in either mechanical or electronics disciplines.

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in a product development environment, contributing to the delivery of mechanical and electronic assemblies.

  • An understanding of architecture definition and requirements analysis

  • An inquisitive mind - an interest in the underlying principles behind all engineering problems regardless of discipline, and a desire to broaden your skillset.

  • An analytical approach to your work, backed up by a track record of analytical problem solving and prediction through simulation & calculation.

  • A hands on problem solving attitude.

  • The ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts, either verbally or in writing, tailoring communication to suit different levels, particularly senior management.

  • Well-developed influencing skills i.e. the ability to persuade and influence cross-functionally at all levels. To be convincing and articulate.

  • A working approach that actively pursues building relationships across and between functions.

  • A long term view and the ability to think strategically

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: 13-Nov-2017

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