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

Scientist Core Networks | The Hague

Want to make your mark on our time? TNO Department of Networks: Discover Your Role in the Evolution of Mobile Network Technology-Innovator, Standardization Expert or Implementer in The Hague

About this position

Are you an enthusiastic scientist with a fascination for the networking aspect of mobile communication? At TNO Department of Networks, we offer you the opportunity to choose the path that aligns best with your talents and passions. Our diverse roles - Innovator, Standardization Expert, and Implementer - are flexible, providing you the freedom to explore where your strengths lie.

What will be your role?

Innovator of the Future: Innovation at Your Fingertips
As the "Innovator of the Future," you have the space to explore creative and innovative concepts that have the potential to reshape the landscape of mobile network technology. Think of challenging projects such as:

  • Energy-Efficient Networks: Research and develop architectural concepts that not only maximize performance but also strive for energy efficiency in a world of growing connectivity.
  • Future-Proof Architectures: Devise and design architectural models robust enough to handle the complex demands of future use cases, such as augmented reality and IoT.

Standardization Visionary: Your Global Influence
In the role of "Standardization Visionary," you will contribute to shaping international standards for the future of mobile technologies. Sample projects include:

  • 6G Standardization: Take a leading role in European collaborations such as the Hexa-X-II flagship project, where you contribute to the definition of 6G use cases and technical solutions.
  • Creating Standards: Collaborate with experts from other companies worldwide to get your requirements and solutions accepted into technical specifications that serve as industry guidelines.

Implementation Strategist: From Theory to Reality
As an "Implementation Strategist," you bring technologies to life by implementing and testing them in real-world scenarios. Practical implementations might include:

  • 5G field labs in which TNO participates and conducts research, as well as our own 5G testbed. Implement and test mobile network technologies in real-world conditions, such as for automotive applications, ensuring seamless connectivity and performance optimization.
  • Smart Agriculture Trials: Apply mobile technologies in specific sectors like the agricultural industry, investigating the impact of mobile networks on processes such as greenhouse construction and harvesting.

What we expect from you

At TNO Department of Networks, expertise is important, but personal skills also make a difference. We value:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience in software development, network architecture, or similar technical expertise.

Additionally, you bring:

  • Collaboration: A willingness to work within a team and engage with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Initiative: The ability to proactively tackle new challenges and seize opportunities.
  • Communication: Strong communication skills to effectively share your ideas and findings.

At TNO Department of Networks, you have the opportunity to chart your unique path in the world of mobile network technology. We invite you to explore, innovate, and create a lasting impact. Apply now and be part of our team working on the evolution of mobile communication.

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.

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

Please apply before the 15th of October, 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 26th of October, 2023. The second interview round has been scheduled for the 2nd of November, 2023. 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.

A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.

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.