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Motor Drives Engineer


Design and Development
Singapore - Advanced Manufacturing

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

About the role

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to join its Research, Design and Development (RDD) function in Singapore as part of the Motor Drives and Advanced Control (MDAC) Team as a Motor Drives Engineer.

The MDAC team is part of Dyson’s Global Hardware organisation and brings together deep, specialist knowledge and skillsets to design and develop control algorithms and electromagnetic designs for use across a wide range of Dyson products. This is a global team with over 70 engineers based in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Our work includes the electromagnetic and control system design of Dyson Digital Motors (DDM), wide-ranging motion control schemes utilising commercial motors, heater control schemes and more specialist control systems and algorithms such as power control, battery pack state of charge and state of health.

This is what we need you to do

  • Provide support through design, development and production phases of projects to help ensure that the motor and product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met.

  • Be responsible for system characterisation and analysis such as control system verification, hardware verification, thermal mapping and user interaction. The focus will be the development and analysis of the motor control scheme and associated power systems.

  • Complete analysis of production data, particularly from trial builds of motor and product manufacturing facilities to identify drift, issues, non-compliance and opportunities for process improvement and optimisation.

  • Responsible for Motor Drives aspects of FRACAS: complete root cause analysis of any failures of the motor or associated drive and control system at both product and motor level.

  • Work with the Dyson Operation teams to be responsible for aspects of design, commissioning and troubleshooting of complex production end of line test, tune, product calibration systems and functional testers as required by any new motor or product projects.

  • Work with contract suppliers on Design for Manufacture and delivery tracking – making sure PCBAs and other assemblies are delivered on time and to specification during the development phases.

  • Assist, or lead where required, other engineers within the team with the creation and review of documents such as design schematics, design guides, FMEA, Failure analysis reports, technical review documents and part approval to ensure the lessons learnt from manufacturing are captured.

About you

  • A Bachelor's degree in electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent, preferably with power electronics, machines, drives or control systems bias.

  • Design knowledge, formal training and experience in a range of aspects of electronics including: power electronics, motor control, battery management, analogue, digital and sensing technologies.

  • Proficient in modelling and simulation of power electronics circuits, motor control using Matlab/Simulink or SPICE tools for low and high speed, single-phase and multi-phase permanent magnet motors.

  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of basic electromagnetic machine operation particularly single and multi-phase permanent magnet motors.

  • Working knowledge of schematic capture, PCB layout and associated software.

  • Strong technical analysis skills and an ability to use standard laboratory equipment to set up experiments and to take precise measurements of motors and control systems to aid performance analysis, fault-finding and completion of GR&R testing.

  • Strong statistical analysis skills to be able to gather data from multiple sources, including your own testing, to calculate such things as trends, drifts and probabilities to identify performance against specification or to show where things are starting to go wrong.

  • Be a creative thinker and problem solver; highly self-motivated and self-reliant with enthusiasm for motors, power systems and Dyson products.

  • Proficiency in written and verbal English.

These skills are desirable but not essential

  • Experience with Design for Manufacture of power electronic or motor control systems for high-volume production.

  • Experience with design verification for high volume manufacturing. Analysis of system tolerances to ensure a robust design.

  • Experience with high-volume manufacturing environments and on-line measurement of system performance.

  • Proficient use of data analysis tools such as Minitab.

  • Formal Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma qualification.

  • Be proficient in the use of LabView to be able to maintain existing and create new programs.

  • Strong programming skill in either C, Matlab scripts, Python, or code generation tools such as embedded coder.  


Dyson Singapore 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.  However, financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound.


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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