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Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Jun 9, 2022
Job ID:  4042

Research Engineer

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare. Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents.

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help customers work together, share insights, and wow audiences. By unlocking the creative power of technology, we aim to enable "bright outcomes" for our customers.


In Barco Labs, highly skilled experts are exploring new technologies and building first-of-a-kind proof of concepts for our Healthcare, Enterprise and Entertainment divisions or to venture into new markets.

We challenge ourselves to stay on top of state-of-the-art technology by building demonstrators and explore new use cases with internal and external stakeholders.


Within video & connectivity, we perform research into new upcoming audio & video codecs and the next generation of live media streaming with its protocols and delivery mechanisms. We explore possible applications of new technologies such as AI, 5G connectivity and light fields for video, and investigate innovation tracks towards immersive audiovisual experiences (VR/AR/XR).


Are you keen to get hands-on and join our exploration?


As a research engineer, you


  • Are an outcome-oriented researcher, you seek to in-depth understand end-user problems and think of innovative solutions.
  • Implement pragmatically first-of-a-kind prototypes combining state-of-the-art HW, software libraries and SDKs with new, innovative steps and algorithms.
  • Stay up to date with the new academic and commercial developments and trends in video connectivity (physical layer as well as codecs and streaming protocols and application domains).
  • You share and interact around these insights with your peers.
  • Are a team player, you collaborate with your peers, internal stakeholders and potentially external partners to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions to challenging problems.


We are looking for a Barco colleague who


  • Has a master in computer science engineering (or equivalent)
  • Can show an earlier keen interest in and preferably experience with the video & connectivity or some of its building blocks
    • Video codecs and streaming protocols ranging from low (NDI) to high (H.265, VP9/10) compression
    • Cloud video distribution, live streaming, context-adaptive coding
    • Virtual reality, augmented reality, multi-viewpoint
    • Wireless technology; 5G, 60GHz wireless (preferably in context of media streaming)
  • Has proven technical, analytical and problem-solving skills in earlier projects
  • Can disseminate in a clear and convincing way new technologies and their opportunities to peers
  • Has a hands-on innovation and can-do mindset. Loves algorithms and rapid prototyping.
  • Works thoroughly and can work independently and with great perseverance towards a result that meets the requirements and constraints, that is evaluated and documented.
  • Is pro-active, takes initiative and shows end-to-end problem ownership.
  • Is a loyal team player with good (English) communication skills and willing to travel on occasion.


What’s in it for you?


  • Drive innovation by exploring technologies that can fuel product developments in different businesses
  • Work for a global technology top employer
  • Appreciate the comfort of our eye-catching headquarters
  • Enjoy continuous training opportunities at our very own Barco University
  • Enjoy a competitive salary package

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