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

Experienced RF/Microwave IC Designer | The Hague

Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Experienced RF/Microwave IC Designer at TNO in the Hague!

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.

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 the design of ICs for RF and microwave sensors: 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 could work at the Radar Technology department within the Defence, Safety and Security unit of TNO.

What you will be doing
At our department, we passionately work on technological breakthroughs for state-of-the-art RF sensor systems. The Radar Technology team comprises skilled professionals from all the key areas needed to develop state-of-the-art radars. Within the department, we are divided in expertise groups that combine the knowledge from EM/antennas, RF modules, IC design and signal processing. For more information on our Radar department go to Radar Technology or TNO Radar - YouTube.

In the MMIC expertise group, we translate theoretical concepts into practical systems to prove the concept and show the added value to the end user. Our focal point is on designs for future electronically scanned array antennas for naval radar applications. 
We define, design and characterise ICs in various technologies in co-operation with our partners. The challenging requirements in performance and size, weight and power (SWaP) make it that we need to exceed any standard solutions and design for the most technically advanced ICs. 

As a member of the MMIC team, your everyday work will include designing circuits using PDK models and sometimes our own models; characterisation and modelling of components, and performing (non-linear) circuit and EM simulations, including lay-out. 
Our designs are microwave ICs and mixed signal ICs (1-40 GHz) and we focus on solutions implemented in GaN and SiGe BiCMOS technologies. 

At the moment, we are looking to expand our design skills in RFCMOS technology.

What we expect from you

Essential skills:

  • At least a Master degree in Electrical Engineering
  • A genuine passion and interest in technology and circuit design complemented
  • Proven experience doing analogue circuit design in (Bi)CMOS and/or RFCMOS, with a preference for, at least, fifteen years of proven experience
  • Hands-on experience with Cadence IC design, lay-out and verification tooling and/or hands-on experience with ADS design tooling
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with RF measurement equipment
  • Proactive team player that communicates easily with colleagues from different areas of expertise
  • Passionately driven to realise working products
  • Comfortable working in defence application topics

What we expect from you:

  • Can translate challenging requirements into practical design solutions and make circuit blocks work in their envisioned environment
  • Willing to think beyond the chip level, i.e. think about the radar as a whole and the role of the MMICs to be developed in that scope
  • Can discuss design and technologies trade-offs at a higher level with the team
  • Can handle the pressure of design deadlines and tape-outs
  • Works minimally 3 days in the office (The Hague) for interaction with the design team and Radar Technology colleagues
  • Guide a small team of colleagues in a design from start to tape-out
  • Have an overview of related trends in the microwave community
  • Use your knowledge of design and technology to help define the future directions for microwave IC design within the Radar Technology group

Bonus skills:

  • Knowledge of Radar systems

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 € 5.500,- and € 7.000,- (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.
  • 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 25th of May, 2024. 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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