30+ days ago - req19641

Software Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




Are you a successful software architect who wants to master the very latest emerging technologies? Do you have the thirst to truly understand business and user needs and then translate them into software solutions that make measurable business impact? And are you eager to take a truly holistic view of the semiconductor industry and all of its exciting, fast-developing technologies? If so, we want to talk to you.

Job Mission

To achieve this you will need to keep pace with, and implement, the very latest developments and innovation in software. And more than just exceptional technical talent, you will need to develop excellent communications skills that will enable you to not only investigate customer requirements to the nth degree but also to explain and convince non-software people about the nature of complex applications. You will become a dynamic investigator, visionary and recognized solutions provider. This is more than source code. This is a challenging position requiring you to develop and practice an exciting new variety of abilities and skills. But because the impact you will make is so immediate and so significant it is also a position that comes with great satisfaction and an immense sense of achievement.

Job Description

As a software architect you will specify application software architecture, keeping testability, extendibility and maintainability in mind. But this is ASML, so not surprisingly there are plenty of opportunities for professional growth, and you will develop an extremely valuable set of new hard-and soft-skills.

In particular, you will:

• Be the owner/writer of the software requirements & design specifications, and maintain this with focus on improvements from lessons learned and customer feedback (Issues, 8Ds).
• Define product requirements and create high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems and platforms
• Translate business requirements into systems qualities and hence into repeatable design strategies and patterns that enable those qualities
• Survey external emerging developments, and apply new technologies, standards and methodologies that will have a positive impact on our company's bottom-line
• Feel the pulse of the market, management, and development team. Balance the interests of the customer, the organization and the people, in creating an architecture that fulfils the requirements, matches the business goals, and is workable & implementable
• Identify and mitigate risks during the development of new products.
• Identify the most important architectural issues in the existing architecture – rather than being complete, or rather than creating new architecture from scratch
• Prioritize not only your own work, but also the technical issues, especially distinguishing between ‘urgent’ and ‘important’.


MSc or PhD in Computer Science or Information Technology.


5+ years from which at least 3 years as a Software Architect in the high-tech industry.

Knowledge/Experience with either C# or Java is a pre

Personal skills

-You should first of all be passionate about technology and should be excited by the idea that it will impact millions of end-users worldwide;
-You should be analytical, product and quality-oriented;
-You like to investigate issues, you are creative in solving problems and you do not fear to present your solutions;
-You are open-minded, you like to discuss about technical challenges and you want to push the boundaries of technology;
-You are an innovator and you constantly seek to improve your knowledge and your work;
-You are a role model for your team and they trust your technical as well as interpersonal and coaching skills;
-You take ownership and you support your team, you are the backbone of your group;
-You are client and quality oriented – you do not settle for second best solutions, but you strive to find the best ways to acquire top results.

Other information

ASML creates the conditions that enable you to realize your full potential. We provide state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities to develop your talents, international career opportunities, a stimulating and inspiring environment, and most of all, the commitment of a company that recognizes and rewards outstanding performance.
An assessment will be part of the recruitment process.