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Business Architect

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


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3-7 years



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ASML is a world leading manufacturer of chip-making equipment. With its state-of-the-art technology, the company empowers its customers to develop ever faster, smaller, cheaper and more energy efficient computer chips.


There is a big chance ASML is part of the electronic device you’re using right now. The company’s lithography technology – which uses light to print tiny patterns on silicon – is fundamental to the mass production of computer chips. ASML’s portfolio includes the hardware, software and services that enable the world’s leading chipmakers to increase the value and reduce the cost of a chip.

Entering the time of immersive computing, everybody and everything will be connected and the lines between the physical and the digital will (further) blur. There will be advancements such as 5G connectivity, AI, autonomous cars and artificial neural networks. ASML’s technological innovations work as a catalyst for these developments.
The lithography leader is headquartered in Veldhoven and employs nearly 25,000 people worldwide, spread across 60+ offices in 16 countries. In 2019, ASML’s net sales added up to 11.8 billion euro’s. Key to success is strong focus on R&D, manufacturing and customer support.

Job Mission

The Strategic Business Development (SBD) department is dedicated to exploring, developing, and integrating into the ASML ecosystem valuable businesses, which;

(i)address our burning strategic challenges,
(ii)earn back premium over cost of capital within 3-5 years,
(iii)the Business Lines/Sectors do not have the capability/capacity to deliver alone.

As such, the Business Architect will make relevant contributions to perpetuate Moore’s law for the ASML ecosystem by reinforcing our business in core and adjacencies.

Job Description

“The Business Architect role offers the best of both worlds to candidates: on the one hand, deep exposure to semiconductor technologies, on the other hand the operational challenge of developing and executing compelling business propositions, which perpetuate Moore’s law for the ASML ecosystem.” – Philipp Strack, Head of Strategic Business Development, ASML

The opportunity is well suited for entrepreneurially minded professionals from Start-Up Companies, Tier-1 consulting firms, Technology Companies, or the Investment industry, who look for a high-impact role kickstarting a career at ASML. We welcome applications of candidates with 3 – 7 years of professional experience.

Among the responsibilities of the Business Architect are:

- Develop and implement opportunity scouting and evaluation methodologies
- Identify and evaluate use cases and customer needs for ultra-complex technologies
- Prepare and present engagement pitches and recommendations to key stakeholders
- Independently lead and drive business projects including responsibility for recruiting team, budget, and managedeliverables
- Network both inside ASML and in ASML’s semiconductor ecosystem for both, opportunity flow and execution of businessprojects with partners
- Come up with equity story, line up potential buyers, strategic partners, and co-investor consortia for business projects

The broad set of priorities makes the role of Business Architect diverse and challenging. It offers the chance to work closely together with the Executive Committee and other senior stakeholders, making it a perfect landing spot at ASML.


- MSc or PhD university degree in STEM subjects with results in the top 25% of your class (or other experiences demonstrating analytical rigor and problem-solving capabilities)


- 3-7 years professional experience in a high performance environment (Start-Up Companies, Tier-1 consulting firms, Technology Companies, or the Investment industry)

Personal skills

- High sense of urgency and drive to deliver investment and business results in an ambiguous environment,
- Passion for deep technology questions and quantitative analysis,
- Data-driven, logical communicator, able to extract key messages for decision-making,
- Pro-active and resilient self-starter with a pragmatic attitude,
- Change leader and networker, able to coordinate and influence.

Context of the position

The Business Architect will report to Philipp Strack and works together with other Corporate Departments, Product Marketing of the Business Lines, as well as experts from technical units such as System Engineering, Research, and Development & Engineering. The Business Architect should strive for taking up operational roles in the Business Projects.

Other information

Please submit: CV, motivation for the role, and certificates of academic grades or similar achievements