DECATHLON is a French company which designs and sells sports goods. With about 900 shops all around the world, DECATHLON has more than 60000 employees, all passionate about sports, and generates a 7 billion euros turnover.

The Mouvement Science Lab (MSL), which is part of Decathlon SportsLab, is looking for a Finite Element (FE) engineer who is able to build and lead numerical simulation projects that will improve sports footwear conception. These projects have to be in line with fundamental research studies focused on understanding interactions of different types of footwear with the human body during sports practice.

Required skills for this position :
- finite element simulation (a previous experience on Abaqus or Ansys sotwares is preferred),
- good knowledge of materials behaviours, such as viscoelasticity,
- good knowledge of CAD softwares (NX, Rhino, Solidworks, or any other),
- a previous experience in musculo-skelettal modelling human movement simulation would be a plus,
- ability to work in a team,
- good knowledge of English and French,
- regular practice of sporting activities or a strong interest for sports.

Needed responsibilities for this position :
- create and lead applied and fundamental research projects,
- generate knowledge on the human body in motion as well as innovative concepts,
- generate guidelines for footwear products across the different brands of the Decathlon company,
- ensure good collaboration between decathlon and its partners on research projects, and identify other potential partnerships,
- be part of team composed of biomechanics engineers et help in the development of the team.

If you want to apply for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter to Nils Gueguen ( or Lise Sissler (

See also the Decathlon recruitment website : Job Offer n° 39059