What will you be doing?
Your duties will mainly relate to the area of military action. The focus will be on optimisation issues, particularly around the interoperability of (military) systems and networks. You will work on testing concepts of action and technological innovations through simulations/modelling.
You will be part of various multidisciplinary project teams, consisting of employees of the Military Operations Research Group, which are regularly supplemented with employees from other TNO departments or other Dutch or international organisations.
You have an academic degree in a relevant field, such as applied mathematics, informatics, aviation and aerospace engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, etc.
In addition, you are interested in working with computer networks and have an affinity with the domain of defence.
You are used to working in a structured and organised way. You are also a team player with a highly developed sense of responsibility.
"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?
- Application-oriented scientist;
- Affinity with technology (you especially enjoy finding out how technology works, and can translate this into practice for someone in the field who has to do an operation with it);
- Affinity with defence;
- Knowledgeable about and interested in computer networks;
- Interested in computer communication & protocols (bits & bytes);
- Ability to program (JAVA), but only to support work aimed at exploring technology (no IT architect);
- Ability to identify with different perspectives of (defence) users and what they expect from technological resources;
- Good communication skills, good proficiency in English.
What can you expect of your work situation?
The Military Operations department is part of TNO's Defence, Safety & Security (DSS) Unit. This is a rapidly growing unit with a strong team spirit where more than 600 driven people work to ensure a safe future. We do this together with our national and international partners.
Everything we do is about having an impact. Our innovations and advice only truly matter when they enable our client to organise their policy in a more efficient way!
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 of at least two interview rounds and an assessment. We strive 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.
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: Wim-Pieter Huijsman
Phone number: 08886 63775