30+ days ago - req24283

Litho Platform Domain Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductor-chip-making equipment. Next to the machines ASML build software applications to analyze and optimize the performance of the customer production process.

Job Mission

You will be working at Business Line Applications. Here we develop Analytics & Control solutions that improve the accuracy of overlay, focus and critical dimension. These define the capabilities of end product of a fab process; semiconductors of all ranges.

In this job you lead the architectural definition of our on customer premise cloud infrastructure. You work with senior management to make architecture meet business case. In the process you get to translate your knowledge on storage and compute infrastructure to the lithography domain where IP protection and rock solid stability is key.

There are 3 – 4 infra teams, 20-30 engineers, Product Owners and Scrum Masters working on the platform layers.
The application development teams that develop the business critical applications consist of 15-25 teams.

In all, be a key player in this compute platform that is one of the main pillars under the production of the next generation microchips of Apple, Samsung and many others.

Job Description

You will be working as Domain Architect of the virtual compute platform teams. The platform runs the lithographic applications that drive nanometer improvements.

Installations and upgrades on the platform are automated with Ansible. Other technologies you will encounter or introduce are Spark for data processing, Kafka for notifications and high volume data ingestion. Any technology choice you make is matched with the key requirement to have an uptime of 4 nine’s.

Your responsibilities:

  • Balance the feature requests from a product team with long term maintainability, your focus is on the latter.
  • Work with the 3 scrum teams, balance DIY with delegate and empower
  • Work together with adjacent domain and product architects in realization of the product portfolio which comprises appliance and virtual solutions.
  • Strive toward zero downtime upgrades of technologies but be able to make the case when cost-complexity-value of such a requirement has a negative balance.


Master degree in computer science or relevant with proof of similar functions taken up at earlier assignments.


Required qualifications & experiences:

  • Knowledge of distributed computing systems, on-premise infrastructure development and integration of open source and commercial solutions.
  • Stakeholder management (Senior level)
  • Ansible playbooks and programming
  • DC/OS and Kubernetes, configuration, not just development on top off.
  • HBASE and Hadoop as a very nice to have, config, troubleshoot, failover, replication
  • Linux expertise
  • 7+ years of experience in product development and software architecture realization.

Personal skills

  • Work and negotiate specs with suppliers and development partners
  • Participate in 3-in-a-box (Planning, Competence needs, Architecture, Processes)
  • Establish and enforce architecture guidelines
  • Assist in talent acquisition, training identification, competence growth, etc .

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.