30+ days ago - req28532

Epic Owner Immersion

Research & development


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category





Do you want to drive technology innovation and make the difference? Do you want to take ownership for large work packages within ASML Development & Engineering and guide the innovation power of an Agile Release Train (ART) towards providing the right solutions at the right time? Can you translate business needs into requests for the ART? We are looking for an engaged Epic Owner for DUV Immersion developments.

Job Mission

Within ASML, the Epic Owner defines, programs, accepts and integrates large work packages (Epics) in a product context. In this position you take responsibility for the Function Cluster Immersion (FC15) .You work together with the Program andthe people in the agile release trainto realize the product and manage performance, risks and timing along the way.

Job Description

As epic owner you are responsible for:

  • The delivery of the epic: definition, budget estimation, planning, meeting the milestones
  • Escalate if needed
  • The alignment with stakeholders
  • To determine the short and long term vision focusing on what creates the most added value for ASML
  • The preparation of the epic for the PI Planning Event by breaking it up in smaller work packages (Minimum Viable Product thinking)
  • Helping the teams to understand the content and business context of the epic
  • The alignment with other sectors to close knowledge, service and maintenance gaps related to the epic
  • Alignment and delivery between Agile Release Trains and classical projects
  • The acceptance of the the epic when implementation is done (you hold the acceptance criteria for the epic)


Bachelor or Master level or equivalent in eg Applied Physics


  • Proven project management skills in scoping, planning and risk management
  • Professional experience in an epic owner role in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or a project leader role
  • Preferably extensive knowledge on Agile, lean and SAFe; or a willingness and drive to learn it

Personal skills

  • Proactive problem solving
  • Strong collaboration and coordination skills
  • Maintains personal effectiveness and people focus in circumstances of pressure, high speed of change and uncertainty
  • Be the voice of the customer for the epic
  • Business aware; understand and communicate the business impact and value of the epic towards the agile release train
  • MVP (Minimal Viable Product) thinking
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social, coordination and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an international multicultural setting
  • Entrepreneurship and initiative in a technically complex and very dynamic environment
  • Excellent and proven stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in working with a (scaled) agile team is a pre
  • Experience in collaboration with high-tech oriented supply-chain partners

Context of the position

The epic owner works closely with the program via Project Cluster Managers, the relevant architect and the Chief Product Owner to ensure that the epics stay on track and in line with the product masterplan, and ensures alignment with other Epic Owners and other ARTs.

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 importantly a chance to be part of progress. This epic owner position is in the D&E DUV Immersion function and you will report to the group leader of the Immersion & Optical Column ConditioningGroup in the Optical Column department of DUV.

Learn more about this job