Business Consultant Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) | The Hague


Den Haag

Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will be your role?

SSI business consultant

Contributing to the digital identity of tomorrow. Envision it.
Become an SSI business consultant at TNO in Groningen or The Hague, the Netherlands

Citizens or clients digitally managing all their personal data themselves. And by doing so, being able to apply for a mortgage or grant within minutes. Envision it! Large-scale data breaches, all those passwords: the way companies and government authorities currently manage identities centrally is not future-proof. To make data sharing safer, more reliable and faster, TNO conducts research into the application of self-sovereign identity (SSI). Overcoming the hurdles, such as international standardization and embedding in legislation, requires guts, conviction and influencing skills. Can you rally partners and clients to commit to tomorrow’s digital identity?

What will be your role?
Let’s consider TNO’s vision on SSI: a ‘wallet’ app, with which users control their own –  validated – identity data. From this vision you advise organizations that store and process data at a large scale. Such as government authorities, hospitals, banks, insurers and telecom companies. With clients and partners you will jointly develop projects geared to the use of SSI in automated administrative decision-making processes. Depending on the project, such as testing a prototype, you will create relevant ecosystems. In your role you will work closely with TNO’s specialists and universities, but also with start-ups and tech companies. At national and European level. And as a business consultant you share TNO’s vision and knowledge by publishing expert blogs, speaking at conferences and other means.

Your team is the Cyber Security & Robustness department. Being at the top of our game, we are the Netherlands’ thought leaders in the field of SSI concepts and cyber security. Your fifty colleagues are experts in SSI, blockchain technology, advanced encryption and semantic models. Fifteen of us work in Groningen, joined by colleagues of other departments. Here, everyone knows each other by name. We also operate from our modern head office near The Hague Central Station. Wherever you go, you’ll experience our open and friendly atmosphere. And you will often share thoughts on technology policy, ethics and strategy with your colleagues of other departments.

Read more about Cyber Security & Robustness

How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

To explain abstract SSI concepts and technologies, you speak the language of the client. Drawing from your substantial knowledge, you are able to identify the underlying needs of clients and partners. And gear your strategic advice to align customer needs and TNO’s offering. That’s how you convince policy and decision makers of the value added by the solutions that your colleagues design. You bring stakeholders together, creating ecosystems and consortiums needed for research projects. In addition, you put your entrepreneurial skills to good use by creating market opportunities for TNO. 

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO include:
  • Academic level of professional and intellectual ability, which helps you understand and explain concepts.
  • A wide network of organizations that store and process personal data.
  • Cultural awareness and communication skills that help you navigate sensitivities, motives, challenges and ethical topics.
  • Intimate knowledge of SSI, identity management and business processes.
  • Extensive experience of innovative ecosystems and trust frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of Dutch and English to support your activities in the Netherlands and in an international context.

What you’ll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 4.847 and € 7.042 (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + €180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself. 

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
  • A good pension scheme.
  • Travel allowance or a bike [OPTIONAL] or a leased car.
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field. 
  • 28 days annual leave and 5 compensation days under the reduction in working hours scheme (ATV, arbeidstijdverkorting) on a full-time basis.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.  
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home. 
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
Read more about tailoring your benefits package 

The selection process

You can apply till June 25. The first round of interviews is scheduled on June 29. The second round of interviews is scheduled for July 6. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

An online assessment and reference check may be part of the selection procedure.

For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Sandra Lemmens
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-23967752

Hiring manager: Daniëlle Keus
Phone number: +31 (0)6-20015789

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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Ir. Daniëlle Keus

  • Cyber Security & Robustness

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