MANILA, Philippines—British manufacturer Dyson wants to hire 400 software engineers here in the Philippines, as it plans to put up a software laboratory for research and development for the company’s future “intelligent” machines.
Dyson CEO Roland Kreuger said at a press briefing on Thursday (Nov. 26) that the company planned to build a software lab in Alabang to add R&D to its local operations after building an advanced manufacturing facility in Laguna in 2016.
The Filipino software engineers, Kreuger said, will be involved in research and development for future “Dyson intelligent machines.”
The lab is part of the company’s 2.75 billion euro investment in future technology. It also has software labs in the United States, United Kingdom, Shanghai, Singapore and Malaysia.
Dyson, which makes products like bladeless fans and cordless vacuums, is currently churning out products for export from its Laguna plant, which produces motors, among other items, that power Dyson products.
The Laguna plant produces 13 million units of what is called Dyson Hyperdymidium motors every year.
It currently employs 600 people.
When asked why the Philippines was chosen for the software lab, Scott Maguire, Dyson chief operating officer, cited the success of the company’s operations in the country. Maguire added that the company was also attracted by the Philippines’ talent pool.
“There’s a lot of great technical universities in the Philippines. We hire a lot of people straight from university. I came from university into Dyson,” said Maguire.
“So our culture is very much about young, bright engineers filled with energy,” he added. “We’re confident that the talent pool is there,” he said.
In a statement released after the briefing, Dyson said roles in the lab will include embedded software engineers, automation test engineers, and release train engineers. Those interested may submit their application to [email protected]
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