Senior Research Engineer - 3D Body Motion

Do you get thrilled by conducting applied and basic research that will lead to Xsens’ future products? Do you have a solid technical background extended with a PhD in Human Movement Sciences? Are you interested to work for a growing and innovative high tech company, where people and fun are part of our core values? Then you will be the future Senior Research Engineer - 3D Body Motion of Xsens.

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As a Senior Research Engineer 3D Body Motion you will be responsible for applied and basic research aimed at delivering performance insights that will lead to new sensor fusion algorithms addressing current and future Xsens products and motion tracking applications. You will be part of the Technology team and report to the Technology Director. You will be based in Enschede, the Netherlands.

Key challenges:

  • Design and develop multi-sensor fusion algorithms to power our current and future motion tracking applications
  • Capability to understand application requirements and to translate them into complex, state-of-art algorithms
  • Active role in identifying new trends in research related to sensor fusion, motion tracking, optimization theory, machine learning
  • Lead research projects, delivering best-in-class sensor fusion solutions

Vacature details

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Xsens is looking for an self-driven Senior Research Engineer 3D Body Motion. Someone who thrives in an environment where your decision making and problem solving skills are highly appreciated.

You have:

  • Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent. Extended with a Ph.D. in human movement science (biomechanics, kinesiology), biomedical or related field.
  • Command an advanced understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, biomechanical principles, statistical methods and predictive analytics to produce experimental designs with an understanding of sport- performance and injury mechanisms.
  • Strong expertise in one or more of the following areas: non-linear optimization, statistical state estimation, Kalman filtering, sensor fusion, tracking algorithms
  • Excellent knowledge of Matlab/Python required. Knowledge of C/C++ preferred
  • Strong mathematical/analytical background, problem-solving skills, flexibility in acquiring new knowledge.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Expertise in writing scientific publications and reports

Bedrijfsprofiel Xsens Technologies B.V.

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.


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