13 days ago - req22583

Senior Software Product Owner

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




You’ll be part of a world class, market leader organization for the high-tech lithography, metrology and software solutions in the semiconductor industry. We are a global company with 70 offices spanning 16 different countries.

Working location will be Veldhoven. Our Employees are our most important assets and therefore we invest in your career development. When you apply you don’t just apply for a job but for a career within ASML.

In addition to our highly competitive compensation and benefits package, you’ll be able to work and lead multidisciplinary teams in a dynamic environment in a fast growing market; you’ll work with
specialists from all over the world, adapting the latest techniques and of course you will get the chance to work directly for our demanding customers to help make Moore’s law possible.

The ASML Veldhoven office is currently expanding and we are searching for an Agile Product Owner. As Product Owner, you will become part of our agile teams and an integral part of our scaled agile organization.

Job Mission

As Senior Software Product Owner, you will work with software scrum teams to deliver items that create the most value for ASML. Your scope will oversee 3 scrum teams with a total capacity of about 25 software engineers, part of it in the outsourcing.

Job Description

Our Product Owners are the key figures between the ASML internal- and external customers and the development teams. They determine the priority on the team’s backlog together with their stakeholders and ensure the agile team understands why items on the backlog are important for ASML and how it fits in the bigger picture.

Key responsibilities are:

  • End-2-end ownership of team deliverables
  • Manage team deliverables, risks, dependencies (in- and outside the team), stakeholders and escalations;
  • Communicate and set priorities of the team backlog and ensure the team understands why their contribution is important for ASML;
  • Challenges the team to come with alternative solutions when needed;
  • Team up with other (Chief) Product Owners and Epic Owners to align on priorities and objectives of the team as well as the team backlog;
  • Works with the Chief Product Owner and Epic Owners to understand priorities for the next Program Increment (PI), prepares the team backlog for PI planning and breaks down the larger work items into small ones;
  • Cooperate with Scrum Master to drive the team towards results and identify team improvements;
  • Slice the work into smaller valuable pieces in close collaboration with the team;
  • Prepare the team backlog for the upcoming iteration and ensure its properly prioritized for the next iteration;
  • Ensures that backlog items have requirements, acceptance criteria and ensures that the team understands them.
  • Ensures focus of the team on PI deliverables and keeps the team from getting distracted
  • Challenges the team in view of the Agile key performance indicators towards greater efficiency
  • Chairs the team demo
  • Creates and maintains long term plan for the software team deliverables


Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Embedded Systems or equivalent.


  • 8+years of work experience of which at least 3-4 years in a Product Owner role in an Agile a high-tech, multidisciplinary environment.
  • Proven track record of Leadership / Managerial Skills within an Agile environment
  • Proven prior experience as a Product Owner in a scaled agile environment (SAFe)
    Experience with high tech engineering in a large Agile delivery organization is required

Personal skills

  • Acts as the voice of the customer and communicates why deliverables are important
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Minimal Viable Product mindset and focus on achieving results as part of an Agile team
  • You like to challenge the status quo while never losing sight of the team goal and product direction
  • Strong in influencing and inspiring people, and leading in change
  • Be able to maintain a helicopter view

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 Embedded Software Common & DUV (ESCD) is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of the software of the complex lithographic machines.

ASML creates high tech machines; software engineers from ESCD are facing several aspects of motion control, 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.

ASML does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered ASML’s property, and ASML will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Resource Center Department.

ASML is GDPR compliant, therefore we cannot process applications sent outside of our recruitment system.

If you are interested in this vacancy please apply.