Experienced Data Ecosystems technical consultant

Contribute to the secure and carefree exchange of data in the world of tomorrow. Envision it. Become a consultant at TNO in Eindhoven.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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In today’s world, digital connectivity is vital to people and organisations alike. The demand for reliable data-exchanging environments is growing rapidly. And the technical challenges involved in this are numerous. You assist organisations in developing innovative data ecosystems through which data can be shared with the right recipients in a carefree, secure, and controlled manner.

What will be your role?

As part of the relatively new expertise group, Data Ecosystems, you’ll work with smart and committed colleagues on challenging projects for industry, logistics, and the domains of defence and security, among others. As a technical consultant, you’re the link between TNO and the outside world. In this role, you’re the point of contact for SMEs, sector organisations, and universities throughout Europe. You translate scientific knowledge and technologies into concrete solutions and connect people and organisations.

Curious to know what TNO is already doing in this area? For an example, have a look at our contribution to the Netherlands AI Coalition for responsible data sharing, in which we’re working on a blueprint for information sharing, or the Smart Connected Supplier Network, in which we’re working on a large-scale solution for SME manufacturing companies to share information in complex supplier chains.

What does a day as a consultant look like?
Working at TNO means your work stretches beyond daily general affairs. Part of your role will be to assess the potential of new developments together with customers. Additionally, TNO offers a dynamic and varied environment in which every day is unique. You could be representing TNO within an international research project on Monday, sparring with your colleagues about improving a proof of concept on Tuesday, and joining a manufacturing company on the production floor to experience a new innovation up close on Wednesday.

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

Conducting scientific research while working on relevant practical applications in partnership with clients and other organisations is something that excites you. We give you a lot of freedom to organise your work in your own way. This freedom comes with a high level of responsibility. You’re someone who is comfortable working independently and doing your own research, while at the same time keeping in touch with your colleagues spread throughout the country (even if your immediate colleagues are often to be found in the Eindhoven region). 

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:
  • A master's degree or work experience in a relevant field, such as computer science, business information systems, business informatics, technical business administration, industrial engineering, or operation research.
  • A deep sense of wonder in relation to the technical side of IT.
  • More than three years of relevant work experience.
  • The drive and potential to develop (further).

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 €3000,- and €5000,- (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:
  • 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.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Possibility of a permanent contract.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • Travel allowance or a bike.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • A good pension scheme.
Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

The selection process

The selection process comprises two interview rounds. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

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

Hiring manager: Marieke Milligen- Versluis, van
Phone number: +31(0)88-86 66001

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


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Marieke van Milligen

  • Data spaces
  • Data sharing
  • Data sovereignty
  • Data interoperability

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