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Principal Engineer - Power Electronics


Science and Research
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’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.

Our scale and rapid growth make Dyson rich in new opportunities. We value new ideas and diverse perspectives, so our people are trusted with real work and responsibility from the outset.  You’ll develop fast and have the chance to move into different business areas and regions.  And you’ll be part of a global network of like-minded people – a community that supports and learns from each other.

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.  We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market.  By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to develop products which fulfill our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

We are looking for a Principal Engineer to join our growing team. The role will involve:

  • Supporting a group of Engineers working across multiple electronics research projects. Acting as a technical resource to assess technology feasibility, review project progress and guide research activities.

  • Providing guidance with simulation and experimental work.

  • Helping to define team processes, tools, and lab setups.

  • Building internal and external business relationships to initiate collaborative research programmes and bring new technologies to life.

  • Providing project direction based on development experience, subject matter expertise and the long-term team strategy.

  • Developing new ideas and technologies into well understood and de-risked products through simulations and practical testing.

  • Reviewing project progress and communicating across the cross functional engineering team and senior business stakeholders.

  • Reviewing relevant articles, papers and patents and meeting with suppliers to keep informed of emerging technologies.

  • Designing, building, and testing demonstration rigs to prove feasibility of new technologies and products.

  • Working with a creative and methodical approach to problem solving.

  • Identify and communicate technical risks and lead improvements in the way we work.

About you

  • Degree or equivalent experience in Electronic Engineering or comparable discipline.

  • More than eight years working experience in a relevant industry or research environment.

  • Deep technical expertise in a relevant technical discipline.

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.

  • Experience in the design and development of power supplies, motor drives, heater drives, battery management or other power electronics designs.

  • Experience in the selection of power electronics components.

  • Schematic capture and PCB design using Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics or other mainstream tools.

  • Experience of C/C++ programming for embedded systems is desirable.

  • Experience of working in consumer electronics desirable

  • Use of Matlab or Python for data acquisition and analysis.

  • Use of SPICE based simulation tools such as Simetrix and LTspice.

  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment. Use of lab equipment to set up experiments and to take precise measurements.

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead a team.

  • Able to communicate complex ideas to a range of experts in different fields.

  • Experience planning and leading work in a multidisciplinary engineering team.

  • Experience in people management, recruitment, and technical leadership whilst defining the long term team growth strategy to support business targets.

  • Able to provide technical direction and participate in cross-team technical reviews.

  • Experience in working on multiple projects concurrently whist ensuring direction is clear and the progress is reported.


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.