30+ days ago - req13294

Group Leader Robust Design

Research & development

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Other technical job categories




Are you the experienced development (senior) manager with strong interest in the technical side of quality (robust design)? Would you like to support the development organization in the quality journey by providing in-depth FMEA, Six Sigma and reliability engineering support in all key projects? Is change management at all levels within ASML your second nature? Then this position might be interesting for you!

Job Mission

The Development & Engineering (DE) Robust Design group consists of experts in the field of FMEA, Six Sigma and reliability engineering. The group delivers support in major projects by working closely together with system engineers, function architects and engineers in risk identification, understanding physics of failure and risk mitigation actions.

Methods and tools – suited to be applied by the ASML development organization – need to be developed, improved and implemented in daily WoW to bring ASML further in its challenge to deliver high quality products in balance with development speed.

Job Description

You will be leading a group of about 18 engineers and architects as part of the DE department Robust Design and TTC (Technical Training Center). You act as solution provider for new development projects and assess how to provide the right competence support by means of training plans and engineer’s allocation. You will become the competence owner FMEA, Six Sigma and Reliability Engineering. You will become the process owner of the Design for Reliability process including KPI reporting on process adherence. You stimulate and facilitate the personal development of group members.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The Group Leader hires, coaches and instructs the members of the group: assigns tasks, sets priorities, solves problems, monitors budgets
  • The Group Leader organizes a strong engagement within the knowledge network of reliability/availability expert community (ARES), with the quality community (DE,Global Quality and other sectors) and with structural improvement teams (incl CSI, ONE etc.)
  • The Group Leader takes care that interaction and stakeholder management with the diverse and relevant parties (e.g. Development & Engineering, system engineering, program organization) is in place.
  • The Group Leader takes care that the group has a balanced focus on providing long and short term Robust design solutions.
  • The Group Leader contributes to the definition and implementation of department policy and department planning, including personnel, budgets, investments, resources and methods etc.
  • Owner of the development and maintenance of competence roadmaps. 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 management, the Group Leader is responsible for the planning and allocation ofengineers and architects to the various project activities.


MSc or PhD degree in Technical engineering or Applied Physics, Chemistry or similar. Knowledge in Six Sigma (green belt or black level), FMEA and/or Reliability engineering is an advantage.


You have a proven experience and affinity with managing groups or project leadership (> 5 years) in the technical industry. You have experience in product development organizations and a track record in change management.

Personal skills

  • You are an open, creative, structured and result oriented leader with an eye for people.
  • You bring initiative, discipline and team spirit in our dynamic working environment.
  • You are willing to challenge and improve organizational structures and way of working, and align changes with stakeholders outside your group and the department.
  • You are eager to learn, take responsibility and are able to step into the mind of a customer.
  • You have good communication and influencing skills, a good command of the English language, and you are able to simplify complex technical information into steering information and execution plans.
  • You are a problem solver that combines a strong analytical ability with a pragmatic and pro-active attitude, with focus on result, people, process, and continuous improvement to maximize impact of the team.