30+ days ago - req28357

Software Test Designer

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




We are Applications - a business line within ASML, one of the world market leaders in scanning lithography technology. We create full-stack software products that run in the most modern Semiconductor Fabs in the world, and we are always pushing the boundary of what is possible.

We are looking for talented Software Test Designers to join the team responsible for software that keeps the machines in Semiconductor Fabs perfectly calibrated during ongoing production. This could be your next job, so if you would like to join us - please apply!

Job Mission

ASML’s Applications products are critical elements in the semiconductor manufacturing process. These products are largely software driven. Wafer Fab Applications (WFA) is the part of the Application products responsible for developing and delivering products that improve the performance of ASML’s scanners by translating large amounts of performance data into scanner correction profiles.

You will be part of ASML’s internal cloud platform group, VCP (internal name). This group is responsible for design, integration and implementation, test and 4th line support of automation platform software. We make use of third party commercial and open software products to assemble a cloud like solution. On the platform other teams deploy containerized microservices that perform complex calculations and corrections on ASML semiconductor production equipment

The platform group consists of 3-4 Scrum teams. Each team consists of software development engineers, tester, functional experts, product owner and scrum master.

As part of the services development team, help safeguard quality of delivered software by improving test approach and speeding up qualification of team deliverables.

You will be part of a team with 3-6 developers, a test architect and a Scrum Master, Product Owner and functional domain expert. Your team will work together with many other teams on building reliable solutions for our customers using a SAFe-Agile approach.

Job Description

- Together with the team and the test architect, co-determine test approach and create test specifications.
- Work with the team on testing across the product stack
- Contribute to continuous improvement activities in test approach and implementation areas, particularly in areas of test automation and automation frameworks
- Advise on test approach and hands-on improve existing automated tests, finding the right balance between test coverage and test duration, taking risk into consideration.
- Develop and execute automated testing for assigned projects to successfully and consistently enable delivery of high-quality software products and services on time, and to specification
- Submit issues for encountered problems and follow up on them. Investigate failures, perform root cause analysis, and utilize the internal defect tracking tool to create detailed, high quality defect reports
- Introduce junior team members to appropriate test techniques. Improve knowledge of testing in your team.
- Suggest process/tooling improvements where necessary. Contribute to defining internal QA goals (evaluation of new tools, setting up new process for performance testing, creating/updating/delivering training to new hires)


MSc Computer Science or Information Technology, or BSc in these fields with at least 3 years of work experience with focus on testing.


- Proven background of at least 3 years in test tools and methods.
- Proven test automation experience of at least 2 years with proper automation frameworks.
- Strong background in testing server-side software, RESTful web services & GUI applications.
- Strong background in working with Linux, Java applications and Ansible Scripting is a plus.
- Experience with testing distributed platforms and microservices is a plus.
- Experience with Behavior-Driven testing or Model-Based testing is a plus.
- Understanding and experience of Agile and CI/CD methodologies.
- ISTQB certification is highly appreciated.

Personal skills

- You should first of all be passionate about technology and should be excited by the idea that his work will impact millions of end-users worldwide.
- You should be analytical, product and quality-oriented.
- You like to investigate issues, you are creative in solving problems and you do not fear to present your solutions.
- You are open-minded, you like to discuss about technical challenges and you want to push the boundaries of technology.
- You are an innovator and you constantly seek to improve your knowledge and your work.
- You are a role model for your team and they trust your technical as well as interpersonal and coaching skills.
- You take ownership and you support your team, you are the backbone of your group.
- You are client and quality oriented – you do not settle for second best solutions, but you strive to find the best ways to acquire top results.

Context of the position

Business Line Applications, Development & Engineering Software Department
Group: VCP Platform / Services.

Other information

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