Software Engineer Automated & Cooperative Mobility | Helmond

Contribute to tomorrow’s world. Envision it. Become Software Engineer at TNO in Helmond



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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Within the department Integrated Vehicle Safety (IVS) of TNO, we work with an integral approach on topics related to Autonomous Driving and Cooperative Mobility. Multiple disciplines like Control System Design, World modelling, Motion planning, Functional & operational safety, Sensor Fusion, V2V & V2X Communication, Simulation, Human Factors, Electronics, Assessment, Tooling etc. work together to enhance the automated vehicle and traffic safety and mobility.

What will be your role?

As a Software Engineer you will be responsible to combine the knowledge of experts from different domains into one single result, typically an embedded real-time automotive system. To design and implement these systems, you need to have an overview of the problems that arise from several experts and translate them to software solutions. Therefore you need a have a well-developed abstract thinking ability and be able to effectively understand advanced technical systems. You are expected to implemented software in your own way and share your solutions with your colleagues. For this it is expected from you to have a broad view on the different existing technical approaches, and build forward upon your own and your colleagues work over time. 

Automotive real-time embedded systems typically rely on sensor data and actuate the braking system, engine, and steering of a vehicle or interface with a cloud based system (e.g. for tooling/assessment). It is therefore essential to regard safety and security standards for functional safety. Additionally, testability of the whole system and its parts is essential, to speed up integration of different parts and amongst others to guarantee the safety of the result. You will work amongst others on the requirements analysis, design, implementation and validation of software/hardware systems and tools in applied research projects for automotive OEMs and TIERs, service providers, research and governmental organizations all around the world. These projects may focus at exploring innovative solutions for a single vehicle up to systems that will be deployed for large field operational test (e.g. platooning) or at exploring innovative tools both for offline and real-time in vehicle usage. Together with the project team you will make impact with innovative solutions. Good communication, cooperation, and writing skills are essential for the interaction with the team members and involved stakeholders within the department (e.g. control, prediction, testing, functional & operational safety, system engineering).

The activities of the Software Engineer will, amongst others, consist of: 
  • Design maintainable software architecture;
  • Independently implement software in Python/C++/Matlab/Javascript;
  • Gather and consolidate requirements in advanced systems;
  • Maintain and extend a Driving Simulator with a real-time moving base and unreal simulation framework;
  • Maintain and extend HIL/SIL simulation setups;
  • Design and automation of continuous integration pipelines;
  • Inhouse tool development;
  • Research new technologies in the automotive industry.

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

  • MSc/PhD in Computer Science / Mechatronics / Robotics or related fields;
  • Relevant experience in software development in project teams;
  • Experience with projects in; Modern C++, Python, Typescript;
  • Development experience in Windows and Linux environments;
  • Experience with game engines (Unreal);
  • Experience in the field of Hardware-in-the-loop or Software-in-the-loop (HIL/SIL) development;
  • Experience with frontend web development (Angular, React);
  • Experience with ROS or ROS2;
  • A good foundation in software architecture (UML/SysML, Software design patterns);
  • Well organized, with a structured approach to activities, within given constraints;
  • Willingness to travel internationally occasionally.

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 (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.

Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?

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.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • 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

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: Brahim Dagdaoui
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-111 60129

Hiring manager: Bastiaan Krosse
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 65396

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


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