30+ days ago - req12675

Software Group Lead

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




We are Applications - a dynamic business line within ASML, one of the world market leaders in scanning lithography technology. We make metrology equipment and create full-stack software control products that run in the most modern semiconductor fabs in the world, and we are always pushing the boundary of what is possible.

We are looking to enhance our software development team with a talented Software Manager who wants to drive growth and innovation within the team! Would you like to be part of one of the most densely populated communities of software specialists anywhere in the world – dedicated to conquering complexity with software? If so, then we would like to meet you!

Job Mission

As manager of the group, you lead and manage a group of software professional. You act as solution provider by driving development of new features and functions of the applications in your group. You achieve alignment with program management on the contents and staffing of the activities within your scope. You stimulate and facilitate the personal development of group members.

Job Description

The software manager leads the group (typically 25+ people); hires, coaches and instructs the members: defines and assigns targets, evaluates priorities, solves problems, monitors budgets and organizes a strong customer focus in the group to achieve the responsiveness and reliability we need to secure expansion of the business. Takes care that interaction and stakeholder management with the diverse and relevant parties (research, multidisciplinary D&E groups, Holistic Applications, Costumer Support and customers) is in place. Takes care that the group has a balanced focus on providing long and short term solutions. Contributes to the definition and implementation of departmental policy and departmental planning, including personnel, budgets, investments, resources and methods etc. Is the co-owner of the development and maintenance of software technology roadmap. You ensure the availability and adoption of best known methods, standards and tooling. You facilitate an effective learning feedback cycle and manage the relations of other competence owners in and outside ASML. In cooperation with department managers and project managers, you areresponsible for the planning and allocation of your group members to the various project activities.


Master or PhD degree in Software Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering and a background in software development in a technical environment.


  • 6 years relevant leadership experience in a technical software development environment or related working environment, preferably in a management position.
  • Experienced in developing software for mechatronic systems
  • 5+ year experience in managing people
  • Experience in C# or C++, motion controlled systems is preferred
  • Knowledge of software development is a must.
  • Knowledge of complex application development.
  • Experience in multidisciplinary software development in a complex environment
  • Experience with the latest techniques and an inquisitive mindset.

Personal skills

  • Strong personal communicator;
  • Academic mindset with a pragmatic approach;
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social,coordination and communication skills;
  • Ability to work in an international multiculturalsetting;
  • Entrepreneurship and initiative in a technicallycomplex and very dynamic environment;
  • Technical background of semiconductor industryprocesses, process integration, process control, semiconductor devices andmanufacturing is a pre.
  • Experience of Agile/scrum (SAFe) methodology andpractices in large scale development preferable;
  • Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English.