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

Radarsystems Expert

Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Radarsystems Expert at TNO in The Hague!

What will be your role?

Radar systems offer an important contribution to understanding what is happening around you. A radar provides a reliable picture of the environment, day and night and in all weather conditions.

TNO is helping the Dutch Ministry of Defence to develop and select radar systems that are indispensable for carrying out the core tasks of the MoD, now and in the future. Of course, we do this together with renowned research institutes at home and abroad, and with the national and international radar industry.
In the field of radar technology, TNO is a leading European R&D partner, with a broad and state-of-the-art knowledge base ranging from complete system concepts and architectures for numerous applications to the smallest details of integrated microwave circuits, antennas, radar transmissions, and signal processing. Click here for more information on the department: Radar Technology or on: TNO Radar - YouTube

Do you enjoy being challenged in an environment dedicated to top-notch research? And do you enjoy working with experienced colleagues, industrial partners, and the MoD on new concepts and applications for radar systems? Then this is your chance! We offer a professional, inspiring, and stimulating environment and career opportunities that match what you do best.

What will be your role?
Together with colleagues, you’ll devise new radar system concepts that lead to information superiority for the end user, taking into account trends in technological development and the constant evolution of threats. Future systems will have to operate in complex situations in which multiple radar systems are connected in a scalable manner, where these systems operate in a crowded EM spectrum, are robust against jamming, and where there must be sufficient degree of redundancy, maintainability, and graceful degradation.

  • You'll further develop promising concepts together with industrial partners. This may result in development of new prototypes or testing new concepts using existing radar systems.
  • You’ll collaborate with experts in other fields within TNO such as military operations and C2, weapon systems, and electronic warfare to build and maintain defence-relevant knowledge. With this knowledge, TNO supports the MoD in choosing radar systems as part of next generations of defence systems on land, at sea, in the air, and in space.
  • You’ll model and analyse radar systems based on public and non-public information; your own expertise and ability to estimate the capacity of systems is of great importance in this process.
  • You’ll also advise other parties outside the defence domain in, for example, formulating requirements for the procurement of new radar systems, or solving problems. For our clients, you’ll also map the effects on radar images that can be expected as a result of, for example, the placement of wind turbines, or objects near a waterway.

What we expect from you

You’re an analytical, organised team player who communicates easily with colleagues from different areas of expertise and backgrounds. You’ve mastered the basic theory of radar systems and want nothing more than to expand your knowledge in this field. You not only have an eye for the radar systems themselves, but also for the environment in which they have to operate, in the broadest sense of the word. You have a clear affinity with the MoD and you preferably have knowledge of and/or experience with sensor systems used in this context.
You’re creative in coming up with new concepts and you know how to communicate and explain them clearly to colleagues and stakeholders. At the same time, you possess a healthy dose of critical ability to assess what it takes to turn an idea into reality.

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • A master's degree in electrical engineering, (applied) physics, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or similar studies.
  • Preferably at least 3 years of work experience with a scientific or engineering background in one or more of these fields: sensor technology, (radar) signal processing, system performance analysis, integrated air and missile defence, ballistic missile defence, electronic warfare.
  • Working knowledge of MATLAB and/or Python.
  • Willingness to work at least 3 days at the office (The Hague) to interact with your team and 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 € 3.124,- and € 5.938,-(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.

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

 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.

Posted by: #LI-SM1 Serge Moesman

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