Senior Quantum Systems Engineer | Delft

Contributing to tomorrow’s world. Envision it. Become a Senior Quantum Systems Engineer at TNO in Delft.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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Are you looking for enriching you knowledge and skillset in digital design and leveraging your expertise in designing and building the future of Quantum Internet? Do you want to play a leading role at the boundary between science and engineering? TNO is that place, playing a leading role in the engineering future of Quantum Technology with academic and industrial partners.

What will be your role?

You will be working in the Quantum Technology department of TNO in projects we perform directly for clients or in close collaboration with the TUDelft in the QuTech research center for quantum computing and quantum internet. QuTech addresses scientific challenges as well as engineering issues in a joint center of know-how with industrial partners.
Our mission is to apply scientific knowledge and technology into higher TRL (Technology Readiness Level) applications, designing and building systems that leverage on quantum properties. Depending on the qubit technology and the applications, these systems could consist of optical setups (for example based on color centers) or electronic systems (e.g. computing stacks).

You will be working toward designing and prototyping these systems, focusing on application toward quantum communication and bridging the gap between university research and commercial applications. You will use your Systems Engineering skills to perform project and system breakdown, estimating and scheduling engineering costs and planning. You will be considered at the main technical point of contact for the systems you develop and will also take a proactive role in shaping the technological roadmap toward a quantum internet. In that context, you will take a leading role and be our ambassador in the larger Dutch and European ecosystems to give shape to global developments. You will not be on your own. You will work with a team of content experts (Scientists and System Engineers) from TNO and partner organizations.

More information about the research group Quantum Technology.

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

  • 10+ years of experience as a high tech physics Systems Engineer, preferably in (semi) academic research or industry settings.
  • Experience in the development of high tech systems, preferably but not exclusively related to quantum communication hardware.
  • You have a demonstrable relevant network.
  • You have experience with IP generation and retention and setting-up new collaborations or startup companies.
  • Degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering, with an emphasis on quantum research considered a plus.
  • In addition to the above mentioned technical proficiency, this role requests for the following skills; flexible in your way of thinking, good interpersonal skills and able to work productively in a team.

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 € 5.000,- and € 6.725,- (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.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • Travel allowance.
  • 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.
  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
  • 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.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

Please apply before the 15th of August, 2022. 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: Anouk Bos
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-413 74015

Hiring manager: Jérémy Veltin
Phone number: +31 (0)6-317 57083

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


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Dr. Jérémy Veltin

  • Quantum technology

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