30+ days ago - req28353

Product Owner

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




Do you strive to partner with businesses and their customers to achieve their goals and deeply understand their requirements? Are you able to prioritize requirements and reprioritize them as your team moves through sprints? Just how good are your stakeholder management skills? Are you capable of providing a clear point of view and vision on a product for a development team?

Often brainstorming with the development team, our Product Owners keep customers happy, prioritize issues, manage both internal and external stakeholders and lastly, keep the vision of the product intact. Would you like to be a part of the state-of-the art technology innovation happening at ASML? If so, then a job as a Product Owner within ASML’s Applications Team may be right for you!

Job Mission

The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product for ASML and the customer. They steer the Development Team(s) to ensure the products generated are meeting, if not exceeding, the customers’ expectations.

Position in the organization:
Product Owners take control of the autonomous teams, teams are part of scaled Agile organization. They are responsible for maximizing the value of their product and the work of the development team. Product owners report directly to the Development Project Manager or Department Manager.

Job Description

The Product Owner is the “middle man” between the customer and development teams. They often act as mini-CEOs. They ensure business critical and priority features are delivered to meet customer expectations across program increments.
Tangibly, they are Responsible for managing the Product Backlog, which entails, however is not limited to:

- Clearly expressing and prioritizing Product Backlog items to best achieve goals and missions;
- Balancing external business and internal ASML interests in this priority setting;
- Ensuring and reviewing the value of the work the Development Team performs;
- Securing relevant stakeholders are managed and expectations are aligned;
- Ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Scrum Team will work on next;
- Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed to develop and deliver them;
- Is held accountable for all work done and contributed by the Development Team.
- Alignment with end-users (customers / local teams) (up to 20% travel)


Preferably Engineering Graduates and Post Graduates and Certification as Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)


- Minimum 8 years of experience working as a Requirements Engineer/Business Analyst / Domain Specialist
- Minimum 3 years of Experience in similar products / applications in the same domain.
- Preferable prior experience of a formal Product Owner in an agile environment (informal is acceptable).
- Previous Leadership/Management Skills are necessary
- Good grasp and practice of MVP
- Knowledge of SAFe & Experience of Agile way of working
- Knowledge of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) & associated tools
- Knowledge and experience of using Agile Lifecycle Management (ALMs) Tools
- Feature Dependency Management
- Prioritization and grooming of features
- Strong product knowledge from a customer usage perspective
- Strong domain knowledge
- Pre is experience with semi-conductor industry

Personal skills

- Strong stakeholder management skills;
- Strong communicator;
- Act like an entrepreneur;
- Be able to maintain a helicopter view;
- Open to change and knowledge gain;
- Willingness to take responsibility.

Job Attractiveness:
- Be a part of a world class, and market leader organization for the high-tech lithography, metrology and software solutions in the semiconductor industry.
- Work for a global company with 70 offices in 16 different countries
- Highly competitive compensation and Benefits package
- Work and lead multidisciplinary teams and an advancing, dynamic environment.

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.

What is working at ASML like? Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXpAMguP-vQ

Our selection process includes an online Talent Exploration that gathers information about your key drivers, your personal values, motivators and career ambitions. The Talent Exploration enables both you and us to explore if there is a mutual match - not only for today, but also for your future career at ASML.

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