Team leader Application Software Engineering

  • Engineering
  • Enschede, Netherlands

Team leader Application Software Engineering

Job description

Xsens is a leading innovator in the field of 3D motion tracking technology. Working for Xsens is working in a collaborative and transparent environment, with colleagues that are highly skilled and motivated. We strongly believe it takes cooperation and the ideas of people with different strengths and backgrounds to achieve the best results.

To support our growing business activities worldwide we want to reinforce our Application Software team. Therefore we are looking for a

Team leader Application Software Engineering

As the Team leader Application Software Engineering you are responsible for coaching and managing the Application Software team. This team develops applications and features for Xsens’ product lines. You will lead a growing team of currently eight enthusiastic Application Software Engineers. You and your team will be working on products that focus on capturing, processing and sharing data on body and motion. These products provide premium solutions for animation, human motion measurement, sports, healthcare and industrial applications. You will be working together in an Agile/Scrum team.

Your team is part of the Engineering team, which fields of expertise also covers Embedded Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering and Quality Assurance. This team collaborates closely with the Technology department and product management. You will report to the Director Engineering.


  • Coaching, managing and motivating the application software team
  • Performance review and competency management; making and managing a development plan for your team members
  • Developing and maintaining the know-how of the team, responsible for knowledge sharing within the team
  • Application software development; including making specifications, developing and maintaining application software and test development
  • Supervising and guiding the application software development and test process
  • Assigning resources to projects based on knowledge, experience and availability of team members
  • Creating and implementing a development plan for the tools under control of the Software team and making sure corresponding documentation is made
  • Remaining informed on new technologies for products and tools


  • Bachelor/Master degree in Computer Science or related
  • At least 7 years’ experience in Application Software Engineering
  • Experience in C, C++ programming skills
  • Team player, 2+ years of experience leading a team
  • Technical background of user interfaces, data analysis and algorithms, app development and network technologies is a plus
  • Knowledge of QT for GUI development
  • High proficiency in English and preferably in Dutch as well
  • Result driven, hands-on mentality with a pragmatic attitude and conscientious
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Experience of Agile/scrum methodology and practices is a must


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