Jobs for a growing European quantum ecosystem

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Cryogenic and Electronics Engineer | Delft

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Delft, Netherlands
USD per year
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Are you looking for a challenging project, at the boundary between science and engineering? Do you have experience with maintenance of complex scientific equipment? TNO is developing laboratories and demonstrators for Quantum Technologies and is looking to expand its team of engineers.


You will be working in the Quantum Technology department of TNO in projects we perform directly for clients or in close collaboration with the TU Delft in the QuTech research center for quantum computing and quantum internet. QuTech addresses scientific challenges as well as engineering issues in a joint center of know-how with industrial partners.

TNO’s mission is to apply scientific knowledge and technology into higher TRL (Technology Readiness Level) applications. We do this on the topic of Quantum Technology as well, designing and building quantum devices, as well as systems that leverage on their properties (for application in communication, computing or sensing).

Most of our technological demonstrators require professional engineering to maintain and operate cryogenic equipment (dilution refrigerators) as well as electronic hardware. This type of activity is typically done in close collaboration with users of the facility who are focused on the functionalities of some subsystem of the demonstrator (for example the quantum chip or one of the control electronic equipment). You will bridge the gap between a smoothly running facility and constant improvements sought on every part of its constituents.

You will work in several different labs together with other engineers to maintain, operate and improve our equipment. You will also be surrounded by TNO researchers and TU Delft scientists who will make use of your facility and propose improvements when needed. You will take the lead and work together with them to implement such improvements. You will develop a professional way of working with this novel type of equipment that allow for reliable access and predictable performances. You will be the face of TNO toward external end-users of our facility and train users that need to gain independent access to the equipment.

See more about Quantum Technology at TNO: Unit Industry | TNO, Working with applied quantum technologies | TNO and New possibilities with quantum technology | TNO.


In addition to the above mentioned, this role requests for the following skills; responsible, accurate and organized way of working, result-driven, enthusiastic, flexible in your way of thinking, good interpersonal skills and able to work productively in diverse teams.

The expected work requires the following technical proficiency and background:

  • Bsc. or Msc. degree with familiarity of cryogenic equipment and vacuum technologies
  • Previous experience with dilution fridges (including operation and cabling) strongly preferred
  • Organized way of working and good at scheduling activities
  • Creative and solution driven
  • Good communication skills (primarily in English)


Read more about tailoring your benefits package.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.

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.
  • Travel allowance.
  • 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 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.


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.


Please apply before the 8th of August 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in weeks 33 and 34. The second interview round has been scheduled for weeks 35 and 36. 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.


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.

Recruiter: Paul Verschoor Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-29236794 LinkedIn:

Hiring manager: Jérémy Veltin Phone number: +31 (0)6-317 57083

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