Applications and Competitive Benchmarking Engineer

Leuven, Belgium, Septentrio [SEP-AACBE]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Septentrio is a leading supplier of highly accurate GPS/GNSS receivers for demanding applications, requiring accuracies in the decimeter or centimeter range, even under difficult conditions. We provide chip sets and reference designs, board-level OEM modules as well as system-level GPS/GNSS receivers including advanced positioning software to our customers in machine control and construction, land and marine survey, mobile mapping, drones, rail, automotive ADAS and much more.

Septentrio is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has offices in Los Angeles (US), Shanghai (CN), Yokohama (Tokio, JP) and Seoul (KR), and partners throughout the world. For our offices in Leuven, Septentrio is seeking to hire a highly motivated professional.


As Applications and Competitive Benchmarking Engineer, you will be responsible for creating and performing benchmark assessments of GNSS and GNSS/INS products within our customers applications environment.

You will profile existing solutions to provide comparative performance and usability parameters for technical marketing purposes (e.g. produce collateral for product launch initiatives) and input to product management and engineering.

In addition to work in competitive benchmarking, you will be part of a team which manages all technical aspects of the pre- and post-sales process for our clients.

You will be responsible for guiding customers through the evaluation and integration of Septentrio’s OEM receivers and end user products in their application.

Targeting the customer’s specific technical needs, you will offer on-site integration assistance, perform demonstrations and guide the performance testing with the purpose of defining the optimal solution based on Septentrio’s products.

As part of the Applications and Support Group you take ownership of technical issues reported by customers and follow through to resolution in a timely and accurate manner. In addition, you will support established customers with training and other activities which enable the optimum use of our products in the field.


  • Master or Technical Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Computer Science, Geomatics or equivalent.
  • Strong technical background, preferably in GNSS applications.
  • Good communicator with pragmatic hands-on customer-oriented attitude.
  • Willing to travel extensively in Europe, US and Asia and other destinations where our customers require our assistance.
  • Fluent in English (additional languages are considered an asset).

We consider it an extra asset if you have working experience in our industry or in similar functions.


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.