Software Engineer / Developer | The Hague

Are you keen to demonstrate new Machine Learning techniques to customers by quickly developing prototypes and do you program ideas into practical and demonstrable solutions?


Den Haag

Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

The Data Science department translates large volumes of unstructured, often dynamic data sets into actionable insights. This data often originates from internet-based platforms such as social media and discussion forums, but can also include sensor data and transaction log files. We work with our clients on finding new methods for searching, linking and detecting trends in large amounts of heterogeneous data (text, audio, video, etc.). Together with your colleagues, you will develop proof-of-concepts that use the latest data science methods. Your knowledge and experience of implementing Machine Learning will be put to use in projects for various clients in the Safety, Defence, Logistics, Industry or Health domain. 

We are looking for someone who has a broad interest in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Someone who is energised by implementing proof-of-concepts techniques and converting new technologies into practical solutions that demonstrate their added value convincingly to stakeholders and clients.

What do we require of you?

  • A completed university IT course, such as a Master's Degree in Computer Science, AI, Machine Learning, or (statistical) Data Science.
  • A number of years' work experience in a relevant position.
  • Practical knowledge of Data Science and Machine Learning methods and machine learning libraries.
  • Active mastery of Python (experience with Java or Scala is an advantage).
  • Active knowledge of Windows and Linux systems, as well as working (developing + deploying) with servers.
  • Experience with microservices-based software design such as Docker, including orchestration or the ability to master it quickly.
  • Experience with Apache Spark or Hadoop and Elasticsearch databases is an advantage.
You like to work independently as well as helping out colleagues when they run into problems. You have a service-minded attitude and do not shy away from less interesting, routine work. Good communication skills are a must.

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.
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 untill the 5th of March. The first round of interviews is scheduled on the 9th of March. The process comprises at least three (selection) rounds. First two interview rounds and then an assessment. 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: Sandra Lemmens
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-23967752

Hiring manager: Sharon Prins
Phone number: +31 (0)6-537 15812

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


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Ir. Sharon Prins

  • Data Science
  • AI
  • Responsible AI
  • Explainable AI
  • Data Sharing

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