Systems Engineer - 3D Motion Capture

  • Technology
  • Enschede, Netherlands

Systems Engineer - 3D Motion Capture

Job description

Do you get thrilled by translating requirements into innovative solutions? Do you have a background in Computer Science or related and experience in professional engineering? 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 a Systems Engineer at Xsens

As a Systems Engineer 3D Motion Capture you will use your deep understanding of Xsens product architectures and core technology to translate customer and market requirements into high value custom solutions and technical developments.

You will play a major role in driving innovation and roadmap definition for our next generation products portfolio. These products focus on providing real-time, reliable and accurate human motion analysis. Our technology is applied in various industries, from biomechanics and sports science to character animation for films and games.

You will be part of the Technology team and report to the Technology Director. You will be based in Enschede, The Netherlands.

Key challenges:

Understand application and customer needs and translate those into innovative solutions, system architectures, and product ideas

  • Conducting preliminary studies and keeping up-to-date of developments within the field
  • Cooperate with Technology domain experts, business managers, and product managers, to generate input for our long-term products and technology roadmap
  • Translation of user and business needs into system requirements
  • Guide the overall technical approach and provides direction for all other engineering disciplines throughout the project from initial concept to design release.
  • System decomposition and allocation of derived requirements down to hardware- and software component level and related traceability
  • Trade-off of system design specifications and interfaces, determine feasibility of potential solutions, and leading technical & design reviews.
  • System verification and validation coordination.


Xsens is looking for a solution oriented Systems Engineer. Someone who thrives in an environment where your analytical thinking and proactive attitude are highly appreciated. You have:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in professional engineering.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English with capability to convey developed solutions to stakeholders with diverse background
  • Flexibility in acquiring new knowledge
  • Excellent technical judgment, and appreciable independent evaluation, creativity, and latitude in making decisions are expected
  • Proactively manages technical risk throughout a project including FMEA
  • Develops test plans and acceptance criteria, oversees test execution
  • Demonstrates ability to devise innovative solutions to problems

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.