Lead Engineer – Inertial Sensor Modules

Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in applications such as industrial control and stabilization, health, sports and 3D character animation. Clients and partners include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal, Daimler, Autodesk, ABB, Siemens and various other leading institutes and companies throughout the world.

Xsens has offices in Enschede, the Netherlands and Los Angeles, California.

To ensure future business growth we are looking for a

Lead Engineer – Inertial Sensor Modules


Enschede, The Netherlands


Profile and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the algorithms development, technical roadmap, and maintenance of the Xsens Inertial Sensor Modules portfolio (Xsens MTi 1, 10, 100, 700 Series).

The main responsibilities include:

  • Technical responsible for the Xsens inertial sensor modules portfolio
  • Work in close cooperation with Product Manager and Director of Technology to:
    – Define long term roadmap and application requirements for industrial sensors
    – Translate market and application requirements into clear technical specifications
  • Develop innovative motion tracking and signal processing algorithms for the industrial products portfolio
  • Lead development projects, bringing innovative tracking solutions in actual products
  • Guarantee quality assurance of tracking performance for industrial sensor modules
  • Support product management and the sales team on technical questions, customer interaction/evaluation
  • Lead and execute projects to customers, on time and within budget
  • Active role in generating technical marketing material, including demos



  • Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent required. Ph.D. degree preferred
  • Excellent academic records
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Deep understanding of signal processing, sensor fusion, and tracking algorithms required; familiarity with inertial sensors desired
  • Excellent knowledge of Matlab/Python required; good knowledge of C/C++, embedded programming environment desired
  • Self-driven, ambitious, great team working skills, capability to deliver high quality outcome meeting deadlines, solution oriented analytical thinking, flexibility in acquiring new knowledge
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English



Xsens offers a position in an innovative, ambitious and international company. Our team can be characterized as spontaneous and driven, with a passion for technology and a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment. The informal culture allows for personal input, growth and development.

Xsens in Enschede is close to the University of Twente, part of a high-tech hub in Europe.



Are you ready for the next step in your career? Send your motivation and CV to [email protected]. For more information about Xsens, please visit www.xsens.com.




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