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Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Extended Reality software-engineer at TNO in The Hague!


About this position

As Extended Reality (XR) software engineer you will work on the development of state-of-the-art XR technology – VR as well as AR – and innovative immersive applications. Together we enable professionals within Defense and Justice & Security to optimally apply these immersive applications in their preparations on the most challenging tasks. Does this excite you? Then join the Modelling, Simulation & Gaming research group with your development talent.


What will be your role?

With the development of innovative XR techniques and applications, you and your colleagues answer various customer questions. We work in multidisciplinary project teams with experts from other TNO departments, including the field of human factors, information systems and weapon systems.

Within the team you discuss how ideas can be implemented in prototypes or experimental setups, and then you start with the development of the application. The immersive applications you develop will for example be used for demonstration of new training concepts or evaluation of new operational applications. One thing is certain: with the innovation you will be working on, we help our customers in the security domain to continuously modernize.

An example of a project that we are working on? There are several 3D techniques available to support decision making and understanding. What is really useful in the complex planning processes of Military personnel preparing for a mission? While you develop some tools to set up an experiment, your colleagues set up the experiment. After the experiment your team collects the feedback and together you decide if you need to make some changes to the concept. If the concept is ready, a next challenge could be to support de MOD with the acquisition process of a new simulator; based on your concept.


What we expect from you

With your work you want to be of significance for innovation in the military and security domain. With your proactive attitude and communication skills you are able to contribute to multiple projects on a daily basis. You like the challenge of developing and coupling new hard- and software

Here’s what else we require:

  • A background in software engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or another relevant technical direction;
  • A structured and methodical approach to software development;
  • Experience with 3D engines (Unity or Unreal Engine);
  • Experience with Virtual and/or Augmented Reality technology. Preferably, you have experience developing an AR/VR application in Unity or Unreal Engine;
  • Experience with several modern programming languages (e.g. C++, C#, Javascript) and with modern software development environments;
  • Affinity in the field of human factors is an advantage;
  • Professional proficiency in English and in Dutch (or you are willing to achieve the level necessary in Dutch).

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 € 3.340,- and € 4.300,- (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.

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. 

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 22nd of August, 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 28th of August, 2023. The second interview round has been scheduled for the 1st of September, 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.

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.