What will you be doing?
We are currently looking for a new colleague to fill in the position of Integrated Antenna Designer in the Radar Technology department within the Defense, Safety and Security unit of TNO. At the Radar Technology department we passionately work on technological breakthroughs for state-of-the-art RF sensor systems. As Integrated Antenna Designer you'll be designing novel antennas, antenna feeding structures and (passive) microwave components, typically in the frequency range of 1 GHz to 40 GHz, that are closely integrated with other microwave (Integrated Circuit) components. Examples of antennas and components you will be contributing to include antenna solution integrated within an IC package, phased array type antennas, leaky lens antennas, (integrated) filters, diplexers, etc. Such antennas and components target next generation radar systems, communication systems and scientific instrumentation.
TNO’s radar technology department will be collaborating closely with the new Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC) in Nijmegen. One of CITC’s program lines focusses on antenna-in-package integration, integrating multiple modules and functions within a single IC package. The candidate selected for this vacancy will be interacting closely with the CITC and contributing to this program line, and will be partly based in Nijmegen.
Are you one of the best academic graduates who recently obtained a Master of Science or a PhD in electrical engineering with focus on electromagnetic modeling and simulation and antenna design? Are you up to being challenged in an environment that is among the top in the world? Are you excited at the prospect of working with experienced colleagues on the development, design and testing of cutting edge of integrated antenna and component solutions? If so, we offer a stimulating environment with world-renowned experts and career opportunities that match what you do best - today and in the future.
"We co-develop new technologies with other parties. Last year an Italian company combined our technology with its product." - Sander de Kievit, Defence, Safety & Security
What do we require of you?
You have studied electrical engineering, or recently obtained a PhD, with focus on antenna design / electromagnetic modelling. You have hands-on experience with at least a subset of relevant design tools such as HFSS, CST, FEKO, ADS, and with programming tools such as Matlab. Experience with antenna measurement techniques is a plus. You are able to proactively work in an experienced design team, can handle the pressures of design deadlines, and are passionately driven to realize working products.
What can you expect of your work situation?
TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.
What can TNO offer you?
Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.
The process consists at least two (selection) rounds. First two interview rounds and then an assessment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.
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 vacancy sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Recruiter: Marie Anne Borst
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-868 28808
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
Hiring manager: Caspar Lageweg
Phone number: 08886 61013