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Graduate Sensor-Fusion Engineers - 2020 Applications

Cambridge or Bristol

FocalPoint Positioning is an exciting start-up, backed by some of the biggest names in the tech industry and we are on a journey to revolutionise the positioning, navigation, and timing of smartphones and vehicles. We have created technologies that have rewritten the textbooks on how GPS works and are looking for talented scientists and engineers to join our team to help bring our products to the world.

We are looking for a Graduate Sensor-Fusion Engineer/Scientist who is passionate about technology ​and excited about the goals of our company​. You will join our Sensor-Fusion R&D team and help with​ the development of our suite of navigation and positioning algorithms, while having the opportunity to work closely with our software engineers to bring new research through into products for our customers. ​The role offers significant scope for professional development spanning the research and software engineering disciplines.

FocalPoint offers competitive benefits packages including flexible working, regular performance and remuneration reviews, BUPA healthcare and workplace pension.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake research and development work to enhance our positioning and navigation sensor-fusion technologies
  • Work on individual and team projects with guidance from senior engineers
  • Regular reporting on the progress of R&D projects
  • Work as part of a product development team to help pull new research through into customer products
  • Provide technical inputs to help plan the design of our products

Your experience


  • Good undergraduate degree in a relevant field - e.g. Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science
  • Good programming experience in Matlab or Python
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills


  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications or experience (e.g. developing navigation and positioning sensor-fusion algorithms in academia / industry)
  • Familiarity with strapdown inertial navigation systems (INS) processing
  • Familiarity with multi-sensor fusion techniques, such as loose, tight and deep coupling for GNSS-INS
  • Knowledge of estimation techniques, such as Kalman filtering
  • Knowledge of signal processing and machine-learning methods
  • C++ programming experience

Are You Ready to Change the World?

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our successes are achievements driven by our employees.

And that is why our culture is about investing, cultivating and growing our people. We thrive on being trailblazers in the industry and in being honest and the best at everything we do, we will always lead the way in the industry.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is what we continue to build upon. We aim to attract diverse talent from around the world, ensure fairness and equality is at the top of our agenda and sustain an inclusive culture where everyone can grow and succeed.

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