Artificial Intelligence
Permanent employment
Den Haag
Associate degree (EQF 5), Bachelor (EQF 6), Master (EQF 7)
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Are you driven by the complexity of cyber threats and technical security solutions? And do you want to contribute to a digitally secure society by developing innovative cybersecurity technologies? Become a Cybersecurity Architect at TNO. We'd love to hear from you, even if you don't meet 100% of the profile below.


What will be your role?

As a Cybersecurity Architect at TNO, you play a crucial role in designing, developing, and integrating state-of-the-art (automated) security technologies. You work on various projects aimed at strengthening security and innovative technologies such as Zero Trust Architecture & Self-Healing technology for use by Security Operations Centers (SOCs). With these solutions, a SOC can perform its work more efficiently and effectively.

As a technology architect, you are the technical conscience of the team. In close collaboration with developers, consultants, and project leaders, you provide direction for development and implementation. You coordinate the team to collectively create solutions for the safety and resilience of security systems. Your role goes beyond technical aspects. In close collaboration with developers, scientists, and consultants, you initiate research into automated security technologies. You understand the needs of your stakeholders, develop appropriate solutions, and ensure seamless integration into, for example, automated security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) solutions, utilizing open-source software development, among other things.

In this role, you make an impact with groundbreaking security solutions to enhance the resilience of critical infrastructures in the Netherlands. Projects you may work on include the development of automated security analysis and incident response through playbook-based automation and orchestration. The application of AI technologies, modern cloud technology, and standards is inherent in these projects.

In the Cyber Security Technologies department, you'll be working with the absolute top of cybersecurity in the Netherlands. Your colleagues comprise a mix of junior, medior, and senior researchers. You work from our headquarters near The Hague CS, on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, or our office on the Zernike campus in Groningen. Here, you'll find an open and engaged atmosphere and a close-knit team of intrinsically motivated colleagues. You are part of a team closely connected to the broader industry, with a solid layer of experienced professionals maintaining strong relationships with various SOC and CERT teams, companies, and government agencies. This creates an environment of active collaboration and knowledge exchange with key players in the field of cybersecurity. Additionally, within this team, you have the opportunity to collaborate with notable technology partners in Europe, including major names. These partnerships allow you to operate at the forefront of technological developments and jointly work on advanced security solutions. This may also involve traveling to various locations, with a focus on collaboration and integration.


What we expect from you

To make this job a success, you need keen insight into emerging trends in cybersecurity and the ability to translate abstract concepts into concrete solutions that seamlessly integrate with software development and cybersecurity requirements. You bring not only technical knowledge but also direction and positive energy to the team of developers, consultants, and project leaders. You navigate skillfully through technical challenges and encourage others to push their boundaries. You build bridges between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

What else you bring:

  • A relevant education at HBO or WO level, in the field of (technical) mathematics, computer science/informatics, cybersecurity.
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in a technical leadership role in the domain of cybersecurity and software security.
  • Experience with CI/CD, GitLab, Kubernetes, and cloud deployments, as well as (open source) software development.
  • Familiarity with MITRE ATT&CK, Zero Trust Architecture, SBOM, and CycloneDX.
  • Experience in domains such as security monitoring, detection and incident response, with familiarity with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems being a plus.

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 € 4.156,- and € 6.405,- (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 4th of March, 2024. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 11th of March, 2024. The second interview round has been scheduled for the 18th of March, 2024.. 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.