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Lead Robotics Engineer - Perception


Science and Research
Singapore - St James Power Station Headquarters

About us 

This is an opportunity to drive Dyson's ambitious robotics research programme forward by planning, designing, and developing cutting-edge robotics perception & localisation systems to solve problems in real world robotics. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. 

You will be working in a highly multidisciplinary team covering topics including Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robot Control, Mechatronics and Electronics, Human-Robot Interaction, all with the backdrop of friendly and multi-cultural work environment.  

Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. At Dyson, we’ve been developing robot technology for over 20 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents and £28m has already gone into our first robot vacuum. But this is just the start of the domestic robotics revolution. The team is advancing the systems that make our robots more intelligent, adaptable and physically capable. 


About the role 

Dyson seeks applicants who have first-hand experience of applied robotics and a portfolio of robotics projects. We seek people with initiative, creativity, and the ability to learn fast, along with a cross-section of skills that will make a contribution to the company. As a growing team working at the forefront of robotics research, candidates for all job openings are expected to: 

  • Be good communicators capable of explaining complex concepts clearly and succinctly. 

  • Work in a tightly coupled, cross-functional and multi-cultural team environment. 

  • Work autonomously under limited supervision to achieve big-picture goals. 

  • Design, implement and evaluate novel sensing solutions for Dyson’s next generation robotic platforms, to address real world robotic challenges. 

  • Prototype solutions in simulation and in hardware to perform thorough quantitative evaluation to assess suitability and robustness. 

  • Seek out, understand and resolve the challenging edge cases that arise when operating in real-world domestic environments. 

  • Work within multidisciplinary team to design systems that take into account the physical, computational and cost constraints of the target platform. 

  • Develop software in C++ and Python and deploy & test on prototype/target hardware. 

  • Develop state of the art machine learning and image processing algorithms for a targeted hardware.

  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies within robotics, and keep up to date with industry best practices and trends. 


About you 

  • 5+ years applied robotics experience with higher degree (or equivalent industrial experience) in robotics or related disciplines, applied to practical robotics sensing and perception problems.

  • Experience using a range of proprioceptive and exteroceptive sensing technologies, with a good understanding of their characteristics, limitations and combination. 

  • Experience with a variety of Time-of-Flight and RGB camera sensors.

  • Experience designing, developing, deploying and testing proof of concept hardware and software prototypes. 

  • Experience with the state-of-the-art machine learning (MLOps) and computer vision algorithms such as object identification, object tracking, point cloud registration, image segmentation.  

  • Self-motivated and an ability to work in an interdisciplinary team. 

  • Experience with robotics simulation (e.g. Gazebo, PyBullet).

  • Proficiency in C++, Python, and ROS (Robot Operating System) and other open-source libraries and tools. 

  • Experience developing and deploying software in a Linux environment using modern development practices. 

  • Experience working with highly articulated mobile robots operating within complex real-world environments. 


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.



Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.