Type dienstverband:
Den Haag
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Radar Signal Processing Expert | The Hague

This is our time to build a safer tomorrow! Are you the Signal Processing expert with experience in Radar or similar applications who will make a mark on our time? Then apply to TNO now.

What will be your role?

Radar systems are indispensable in the modern world. Whether for naval vessels, military drones or self-driving vehicles, radars provide a reliable picture of the environment, day and night and in all weather conditions. TNO possesses exceptional knowledge in the field of radar technology, ranging from FMCW and MIMO radars to advanced phased arrays. As a signal processing expert at TNO you truly work in the front line of phased array radar technology.
If you are up to being challenged in an environment that is among the top in the world and if you are excited at the prospect of working with experienced colleagues on Active Electronically Scanned Array radars and digital radars: then this might be your chance! We offer a stimulating environment with world-renowned experts and career opportunities that match what you do best - today and in the future.

You will work at the Radar Technology department within the Defence, Safety and Security unit of TNO. At the Radar Technology department we passionately work on technological breakthroughs for state-of-the-art RF sensor systems. Extra information on the department can be found here: Radar technology | TNO. Technology is changing extremely fast, resulting in new threats to the safety of our society but also in opportunities to realize what was not possible before.
What will be your role?
The constant evolution of sensor radar systems dramatically increases the volume and quality of data. The environment in which radar systems have to operate is also highly dynamic, while the spectrum is increasingly more congested and contested. New waveforms and signal processing must keep up to extract the relevant information required for supporting the decision making process. Which is why you will be designing, examining, evaluating and implementing novel, optimal waveforms in combination with the latest digital signal processing techniques. This includes detection, estimation, tracking, classification, digital beamforming, MIMO processing, etc. As a signal processing expert you will transform complex signal processing problems into well-formulated mathematical methodologies. In addition, you quantify platform-dependent performance differences and define optimal processing strategies for newly developed sensor concepts.

As Europe’s leading R&D partner in the field of radar technology, TNO’s Radar Technology department develops anything from complete system concepts and architectures to integrated microwave circuits and antennas. We research and apply novel techniques like compressive sensing, deep learning and quantum-enhanced radar technology. We have a large and strong team of radar engineers, consisting not solely of signal processing experts but also include software engineers, hardware developers, EM/antenna designers and other experts, who come together in an open-minded and relaxed atmosphere to respond to the needs of our clients. We are driven by a desire to make technological breakthroughs and we welcome your ideas.

What we expect from you

You are an analytical and organized team player that communicates easily with colleagues from different areas of expertise and different backgrounds. You master the fundamental theory of adaptive algorithms, machine learning, waveform design, data and array signal processing. And are keen to extend your knowledge in these fields. Working at the interface between research and applications, you think up creative ideas and enthuse your colleagues and stakeholders to embrace your initiatives. You can express yourself clearly when explaining the intricacies of data and signal processing to clients and other stakeholders. 

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • A Master’s Degree and a few years of relevant experience or PhD in electrical engineering, physics or computer science.
  • A scientific background in one or more of these fields: information theory, statistical signal processing, and detection and estimation theory.
  • Experience in Radar or similar applications (including, for example, telecommunications) is a plus.
  • Intimate knowledge of MATLAB and/or Python.
  • A desire to work minimally 3 days in the office (The Hague) for interaction with your team and the Radar Technology colleagues.

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 € 3.300,- and € 5.100,- (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.
  • We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel.
  • 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, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • 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.

As you will be working for clients in the domain of defence and security, a Certificate of No Objection issued by AIVD (The Dutch General Information and Security Service) is mandatory. This means you will have to undergo a security screening. Read more about security screening.

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.

We are TNO: This is our time

This is the time for us to find innovative solutions that will make an impact. The time to lead the world in safety and security, make our lives healthier, and take sustainability to the next level.