Research Fellow Model Driven Engineering | Eindhoven

ESI is an open innovation research group centre hosted by TNO with strong partnerships with industry-leading high-tech companies. ESI addresses the ever increasing complexity the high-tech industry is facing in the systems they create.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

You will form part of a small team within a public/private funded European research project. Your major role will be to contribute to extending practical system architecting methodologies with principles aimed at embedding security and privacy aspects.
By closely cooperating with customers and your colleagues, you will build on Model Based System Architecting (MBSA) method developed within ESI (TNO) group.
The targeted security and privacy principles will be applicable to industrial cases of ESI (TNO) partners, who act in diverse domains.
You will share your experiences and knowledge with industrial partners, present gained insights and, whenever relevant, publish results at scientific conferences.
Your future responsibilities include coordination with other professionals, such as PhD students and industrial engineers.

What do we require of you?

You have a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science at university, preferably at PhD level. You have experience in security and privacy principles. You are eager to further develop, apply, and bring those into mainstem use as part of system architecting methodologies.
You have a strong belief that working at a higher level of abstraction brings benefits to the whole product creation process for complex systems designs. You enjoy not only creating models of complex functionality but also demonstrating their value and helping others to adopt the approach. You are a goal-oriented, self-driven professional with a strong will to deliver quality results. You are curious, investigative, keen on asking questions and incorporating feedbacks. You are willing to work in a European Research environment and permanently involved in investing in networks. You enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team of ESI (TNO) research fellows, industrial and academic partners, and other stakeholders. To obtain the required results, you may regularly work at the premises of the customer throughout The Netherlands.

What can you expect of your work situation?

The ESI strategic research programme focuses on the development of latest techniques for design and engineering of high-tech (embedded) systems and applications within a rapidly changing technology environment. Multi-disciplinary teams of experts of renowned (multi)national high-tech enterprises, SMEs, and leading academic research groups work together and link fundamental research results directly to industrial application. The dedicated ESI competence development programme supports system architects and industrial engineers in developing their professional skills. Overall, the ESI network represents a unique platform for open innovation that facilitates research cooperation and knowledge exchange across stakeholders.
ESI, founded in 2002 as the Embedded Systems Institute and integrated in TNO in 2013, has recently been raised to the level of Joint Innovation Centre in TNO. Since becoming part of TNO, we have grown in people and activities by about 50% in an expanding ecosystem of high-tech enterprises and national and international academic institutions. Its partners are industry-leading companies ASML, , Océ, Philips, Thales, Thermo Fisher Scientific and TNO, along with Delft University of Technology, Radboud University, Twente University and Eindhoven University of Technology.

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.

Application process

You can apply till the 28th of July. 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.

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: Marcel Ernes
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-153 51517

Hiring manager: Wouter Leibbrandt
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 65560

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


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