24 days ago - req27490

Senior Scrum Master (Embedded Software)

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




ASML is a world class, market leader 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.

You’ll be able to work and lead 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.

Job Mission

Your main mission will be to guide the scrum teams, ensure timely delivery, facilitate the scrum rituals and helping the team to improve itself without losing the technical complex perspective. As a Senior Scrum Master, you are successful when your team is the best agile team in ASML. It is your mission to ensure your 2 teams provide and improve software that enables fully automated solutions for controlling and managing the EUV light source.

Job Description

We are proud of our 2 mature Agile teams. We hire talented, motivated people and give them responsibility and the autonomy to innovate. We employ team members with a ‘can-do’ attitude and we want people who are inquisitive, hungry and eager to grow with us.

You will be a leader for the team. Although you have no authority over Scrum team members, you do have authority over the process and play a crucial role in challenging the team to become the best it can be. More specifically, your job will be to guide 2 Scrum teams in their next development step and to ensure a mindset of continuous improvement. You will help the team ensure their predictability by removing impediments along the way. You facilitate growth of people and motivate them to take responsibilities which lay out of their comfort zone. More specifically, your main aim is to make your teams self-organizing by maturing them and helping them to take the next steps.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • To lead, build and facilitate the team to become high performing focusing on moving from doing Agile to being Agile
  • To create transparency and alignment on team speed, predictability and team and stakeholder feedback
  • To coach team members in their individual development on an operational level and to coach on team dynamics for 2 different SW teams
  • To manage team stability; Have conversations with stakeholders about budgeting and resources and to ensure having the right competencies/personalities to have a well-balanced team
  • To signal and remove impediments in order to ensure timely delivery from the scrum team
  • To help organizing/coaching on PI events
  • To facilitate Scrum related meetings within your teams
  • To drive continuous improvement mindset in the team (gathering input from your teams and the stakeholders)


BSc or MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics or Electronics


  • At least 3-5 years’ experience with building self-organizing Scrum teams within a high-tech, enterprise environment.
  • Preferably a technical background or a strong interest in software.
  • Experience working in an Agile (SAFe) software environment

Personal skills

  • You are a high-quality driven Scrum Master with a focus on continuous improvement
  • You are a positive & energetic team player who does not walk away for challenge
  • You are assertive by nature and driven by a can-do mentality meaning you take ownership and you are aware of the impact of your work
  • You have good coaching and communication skills
  • You are not afraid to challenge and speak up if needed, providing honest feedback to your internal/external stakeholders
  • You want to become an active member of the Scrum Master community within the Embedded Software EUV department
  • You can recognize the stages a team is in and plan interventions as required (coaching, teaching, mentoring and facilitating)
  • You want to impact the world with your work and you want your projects to reach millions of people worldwide

Context of the position

Within ASML the next generation of lithography machines is being developed in the EUV (Extreme Ultra Violet) program. In the program a new light source (Source) is introduced which creates EUV.

The software for the EUV Source is created by ESE (Embedded Software EUV)department, which is a part of the Sector Development & Engineering. You will be the Scrum Master of two different teams within F&T (Flow and Temperature) working in the ESE department.

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.