Lead System Engineer

Leuven, Belgium, Septentrio

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Our team is the driving force behind Septentrio’s success as a world leader in providing reliable, high-precision GNSS positioning systems. We are expanding our horizons and we want you to be a part of it.

As Lead System Engineer, you will contribute to the definition and the development of new integrated high-end GNSS receiver products, including smart antennas.


Starting from market requirements (from Product Management), your first responsibility is to coordinate the development of product technical concepts (with the assistance of Domain Experts and System Architects). As an outcome, you will write down the product’s detailed specifications. You will further follow up on the actual implementation of these specifications, internally or by subcontractors.


  • Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent by experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working with multi-disciplinary product development teams on complex integrated systems, including hardware and embedded software
  • A good handle on hardware aspects (Mechanical, Printed Circuit Boards, FPGA/ASICs)
  • Proven project management skills
  • Strong communication, organization, planning, and documentation skills
  • A critical and assertive attitude, hands-on mentality and not afraid to take initiative
  • Flexible, work in a rapidly changing work environment, coping with multiple tasks and priorities
  • Knowledge of English is a must, Dutch is an asset.

We consider it an extra asset if you would have already previous experience with PCBA and 3D design packages.

In exchange for your talent, we have put together an interesting blend with opportunities for development, room for innovative ideas and offer a pleasant professional working environment with colleagues from all over the world, next to a competitive salary, fringe benefits, and a good work-life balance.