IT Specialist

  • IT
  • Enschede, Netherlands

IT Specialist

Job description

Do you get thrilled by managing business-critical systems and processes? Do you have a background in maintaining and optimizing ICT processes? Are you interested to work for a growing and innovative high tech company, where people and fun are part of our core values? We'd love to have you!

Your role as an IT Specialist at Xsens

As an IT Specialist your main tasks are managing, monitoring and further development of our global IT environment, network, servers and applications. You are responsible for the state-of-the-art infrastructure for multiple offices around the world as well as the pro-active management of our business-critical systems and processes. One of the team’s current projects is the transition from a fully in-house server environment to a Microsoft cloud IT infrastructure, in which you will fulfill an important role.

Together with the IT manager, service desk employees and the different contracted IT service providers you ensure an excellent operation of the IT department and you contribute to our ambition to remain the leader in 3D tracking technologies and professional applications. You will be based in Enschede, the Netherlands. 

Key challenges:

  • Provide optimal 2nd line service
  • Take the lead in IT related projects (project management)
  • Global (worldwide) infrastructure and servers maintenance
  • Monitoring the performance and capacity of IT systems
  • Optimize processes and methods for the IT department
  • Hardware Life-cycle management
  • Automate reoccurring tasks
  • Creating and updating technical and user documentation


Xsens is looking for an IT Specialist with an entrepreneurial attitude who is not afraid to take responsibility. You are involved in the optimization of ICT processes and structure. With your fresh approach and innovative ideas you are able to take the service to an even higher level. You have:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences
  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience
  • Experience with MS Azure, VMWare, Windows servers and storage systems (NetApp, Equallogic)
  • General knowledge of networks and firewalls
  • Experience with MS O365, MS Teams and MS SharePoint
  • Certifications in the field of Microsoft server, VMWare, ITIL and/or Prince2 are a strong plus
  • Experience with Linux systems is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Flexibility in working hours, since we work globally

Working at Xsens

Xsens is more than a leading innovator in the field of 3D motion tracking technology. Working for Xsens is working with colleagues that are inquisitively and entrepreneurial by heart. Naturally, there is a high level of cooperation within our team. The team consists of people with multiple international backgrounds, a sportive mindset and driven to get the most out of themselves. They share a passion for movement and technology.

Xsens offers a position in an innovative, ambitious and international company, with an attractive compensation package. The informal culture allows for personal input, growth and development. Full training in our products and services will be provided.