Senior Embedded Software Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Job description

To support our growing business activities worldwide we want to reinforce our Firmware software team. Therefore we are looking for an experienced embedded software engineer.  The embedded software engineer will be part of the Firmware team in the Engineering department. The focus of the team is in developing firmware and features for Xsens’ Inertial Sensor Modules and 3D Body Motion product lines.

You will be working together in an Agile/Scrum team.


  • Understand user requirements and make specifications for embedded applications
  • Make software designs and implement them into our standard product
  • Develop firmware for new sensors and existing sensors
  • Design, develop and implement unit tests and functional tests
  • Maintain our embedded software products
  • Interact with hardware engineers, application software engineers and lead engineers for product development
  • Implement our sensor fusion algorithms to suit the chosen embedded platforms
  • Improve data processing and communication
  • Work together with Quality Assurance to test embedded software

The focus is always on outstanding reliability of our systems and delivering best-in-class performance. 


We are looking for a senior embedded software engineer who has:

  • C and C++ programming skills
  • Knowledge of programming Microcontrollers
  • A Bachelor/Master degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related
  • Capability to read hardware schematics especially around digital electronics
  • High proficiency in English and preferably in Dutch as well.
  • 5-10 years experience as an Embedded Software Engineer,
  • A result driven, and conscientious personality
  • Good communication skills


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 multicultural 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.