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Principal Design Engineer, New Category


Design and Development
Singapore - St James Power Station Headquarters

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 are growing fast, and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations, and more people. We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way. Our new product teams take radical innovative ideas and develop them into reality. They explore the limits of our technology and optimise it through relentless experimenting, testing, and iterating. They then develop new ways to test and evaluate performance, to accurately position our technology against our competition.

About the role

​​​​​​​​Design Engineering are agile, creative thinkers who are deeply passionate about great design and disruptive solutions. We take pride in turning product concepts into robust, manufacturable designs, working on individual parts, assemblies, and entire products. Challenges fuel our enthusiasm, and we firmly believe in our problem-solving abilities, always striving to make Dyson products the best they can be. As a Principal Engineer in the Design Engineering function at St. James Power Station, you will be a key player in our technical leadership team and will join a dynamic group dedicated to realizing and growing a new product category for Dyson. Your primary role will be to leverage your design engineering expertise to identify and solve complex technical challenges in collaboration with cross-functional teams. As a technical leader you will play a pivotal role in setting and upholding our high standards for technical excellence and your expertise will be instrumental in capturing, developing, and sharing our technical knowledge, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, all whilst role modelling Dyson values and helping to create a high-performance culture.


  • Technical Leadership: You will partner with people leaders to enhance our process and tools capabilities. Your role will involve making critical, high-value technical decisions and recommendations, showcasing exceptional technical management and leadership skills. You will be the go-to resource for solving our most complex and mission-critical engineering challenges.

  • Project Influence: Influence project milestones, build schedules, and tooling release schedules based on technical risk assessments and project maturity levels. You will lead in the resolution of business-critical technical issues, ensuring transparent communication with key stakeholders. Actively participating as presenter, adviser or independent reviewer in design and technical reviews.

  • Technical Guidance: Provide guidance and mitigation strategies for key design issues during all stages of development and production ramp-up, including helping to identify and support the resolution of NUDDs (New Unique Difficult Different) components and assemblies.

  • Requirements Management: Promote the adoption of requirement management practices and support project teams in integrating best practices into their work processes. Contribute to the creation of design requirements and identify missing requirements that are essential for project success.

  • Risk Management: Proactively support risk identification and mitigation efforts across the category. Advise on best practices for mitigations through the application of in-depth engineering knowledge, including design best practices and robust testing.

  • Quality Management: Working within and promoting/ensuring adherence to Dyson Processes, Quality Management system, standards, and regulatory requirements such as FDA and ISO13485.

  • Department Development: Mentor and contribute to the technical career development of team members. Disseminate technical knowledge to aid in the growth of individuals and the department. Partner with people leaders to identify gaps and build technical capability within the teams.

  • Process Improvement: Challenge, reinvent, and implement best practices in our tools and processes. Continuously capture and build knowledge in our current and future core disciplines.

About you

  • A relevant degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent.

  • Have a strong academic or technical background with a proven record of technical management and leadership, including making high-value technical decisions.

  • In-depth knowledge of product /medical device regulations and design control processes. FDA GPM requirements noted in 21 CFR 820. ISO 13485 Quality System Requirements. ISO 14971 Risk Management for Medical Devices and IEC 60601 Safety Requirements.

  • Strong knowledge and application of Systems Engineering, Requirements Management, Risk Management and Design Engineering methods within consumer/regulated product or medical device industry.

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving ability using a variety of methodologies.

  • Strong leadership abilities and excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Excellent mentoring and team development skills.

  • Meticulous mindset with a focus on quality and compliance.

  • Passion for creating innovative and impactful products.


Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you will 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 is 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.