Senior Research Engineer - 3D Body Motion

  • Technology
  • Enschede, Netherlands

Senior Research Engineer - 3D Body Motion

Job description

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? We'd love to have you!

Your role as a Senior Research Engineer - 3D Body Motion at Movella

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 Movella 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 in the domains of health and sports
  • Capability to understand application requirements and to translate them into complex, state-of-the-art algorithms
  • Active role in identifying new research trends in biomechanics, sensor fusion and machine learning to facilitate human motion tracking and analysis
  • Lead research projects, delivering best-in-class sensor fusion solutions


Movella 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:

  • Ph.D. in human movement science (biomechanics, kinesiology), engineering, biomedical or related field plus
  • 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.
  • Analytical skills and experience in gathering, interpreting and analyzing data in clinical research and product development with experience in applying machine learning to design and develop products
  • 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.
  • Working experience with physiological sensors is desired
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Expertise in writing scientific publications and reports
  • Self-driven, good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, decision making and problem solving thinking

Working at Movella

Movella is bringing meaning to movement. This new brand encapsulates the value and technologies from mCube, Xsens, and Kinduct. Our mission is to digitize movement so that people can extract meaning and impact positive change. We provide intelligent solutions for sensing, capturing, and analyzing motion and states of being. Our products accelerate innovation and create extraordinary outcomes in entertainment, sports, health and industrial markets.

Working for Movella is working with colleagues that are inquisitive and entrepreneurial by heart. Naturally, there is a high level of cooperation within our teams. These teams consist of people with multiple international backgrounds, a sportive mindset and driven to get the most out of themselves. They share a passion for health, movement and technology. Movella offers a position in an innovative, ambitious and international environment, 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.