30+ days ago - req26415

Litho Platform Enterprise 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 platform. You work with senior management to make architecture meet business case. In the process you get to translate your knowledge infrastructure, microservices, data ingestion and pipelines to the lithography domain where IP protection and rock solid stability is key.

There are 6 – 7 platform teams, 50-60 engineers, Product Owners and Scrum Masters working on the platform infra and microservices.
The application development teams that develop the business critical applications consist of 15-25 teams. You can consider these your engineering customers.

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 Enterprise Architect of the virtual compute platform teams. The platforms runs the lithographic applications that drive nanometer improvements.

Over time the platforms get released as commercial products. With the applications that run on top this results in a complete end-to-end commercial product. As 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 together with domain 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.
  • Translate the needs of end customer in the lithography market towards a complete product portfolio.


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)
  • DC/OS and Kubernetes, configuration, not just development on top off.
  • Zero / minimal downtime technology migration paths
  • Guide the troubleshooting actions for the most complex issues
  • Profound understanding of complexity in failover, replication, meeting 99.99%
  • Linux expertise
  • Proven experience in product development and software architecture realization.

Personal skills

  • Work and negotiate specs with suppliers and development partners
  • Establish and enforce architecture guidelines
  • Ensure realization of your concepts and ideas from start to release and monitoring into customer environment (worldwide)

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.