30+ days ago - req20563

Software Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




Are you a Senior Software Architect? Do you have a BSc, MSc or PhD in Computer Science? Are you eager to further develop your software expertise, to be part of the state-of-the art technology innovation and multiple engineering disciplines? Do you want to work within a dedicated team to achieve technical breakthroughs? Do you have interest in a being a part of a high-qualified international oriented family? Are you in for further developing your personal skills by being pro-active and inquisitive? If so, then the job of Software Architect at ASML could be the perfect next step in your career.

Job Mission

You will be part of the Recipe Handling group as a Technical Leader. You will technically lead the architecture and designs that are instrumental to have our lithographic machines operating very productive while maintaining nanometer accuracy and making sure that the system settings can be provided reliably, efficiently and consistently in development and customer HVM environments.

You will interact and work closely with other Architects and lead designers to define the optimal solution for ASML. The context of your work is to facilitate all applicable business lines and software releases. Furthermore, ensuring that new functionality can be introduced while safeguarding that existing behavior remains intact is a key competence for this position.

Job Description

  • Represent the group as first technical contact person;
  • Define/update/explain/defend the roadmaps to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Take the lead in roadmap topics;
  • Define and safeguard the architecture (adherence to reference architecture, modularity etc.);
  • Support new product development (feature assessments and supporting key decisions);
  • Define and safeguard functional requirements;
  • Cooperate with the architects;
  • Coach engineers and lead designers on technical aspects.


BSc (with proven track record), MSc or PhD in:

  • Computer Science;
  • Information Technology or related field.


  • 8+ years of experience from which at least 3 years as a Software Architect in the high-tech industry;
  • In-depth knowledge of software architecture(s), dealing with legacy, data governance and management and development practices;
  • Experience with user interfaces, data transformations;
  • Experienced in working in SAFe or Agile team environment and applying lean practices;

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 the 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. But, in this you should also constructively balance Leadtime and quality requirements.

Context of the position

Within ASML, the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the development of ASML products. Within this sector the department Machine Control (MC) is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of the high level control and data access software of the complex lithographic machines. ASML creates high tech machines; architects in MC are facing several aspects of production control, data management and interface control. A huge code base is maintained and under strict configuration management to provide maximum commonality between different machine types.

Other information

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work.