What will you be doing?
The Radar Technology department is a leading R&D partner in Europe in the field of radar technology and develops concepts and architectures commissioned by industrial partners (including leading global multinationals) and the government (Dutch Ministry of Defence, for instance). Experts from various fields converge in the department to shape the future RF sensor suites for a variety of applications, including radar, communications, navigation and ESM systems. Your environment comprises radar and other system engineers, information theory experts, (embedded) software engineers, hardware developers and EM/antenna experts. The available quantity and quality of data is increasing substantially due to the evolution of the employed sensor systems. Signal processing must advance at the same rate so as to extract more and more information from this data. That is why the latest signal processing techniques are being examined (mathematically, by means of software and in relation to new processing platforms), evaluated and implemented if proven to have potential. Examples of techniques from the recent past are compressive sensing, spectral analysis and machine learning. We are currently looking for a new colleague to fill the position of radar Signal Processing Expert in the Radar Technology department within the Technical Sciences field of expertise. In the Radar Technology department we collaborate passionately on technological breakthroughs for the latest RF sensor systems. Are you up to the challenge of working with us to transform complex signal processing problems into well-formulated mathematical methodologies? Do you believe you have something to contribute to the research and development of advanced signal processing algorithms and waveforms for future phased array radar systems? Are you enthusiastic about working in an environment that already boasts a great deal of expertise? Do you know how to quantify platform-dependent performance differences? Are you able to define an optimal processing strategy for a newly developed sensor concept? 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.
What do we require of you?
A Signal Processing Expert is expected to have a university degree (preferably a Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Computer Science and a scientific background in information theory and radar signal processing including compressive sensing. You have an affinity for algorithm development, waveform design, and/or processing large amounts of data for radar systems. You become enthusiastic about adaptive algorithms, machine learning or array signal processing, for instance. Working with Matlab is second nature to you. You are able to explain the intrinsic processing problem to customers and come up with creative and innovative solutions. The balance between theory and practical usability is essential in that respect. You are clever, creative and a fast learner. You come up with fresh ideas and are a connector with the ability to make the group even stronger. You have an eye for relevant developments in your field of expertise and have communication skills to support all of the above.
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. Visit this
page to find out more about our flexible terms of employment.
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 salary for this position is in scale 11 depending on your expertise and experience.
You can apply till the 17th 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.
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: Jane Duinisveld
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-294 07566
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
Hiring manager: Caspar Lageweg
Phone number: 08886 61013