30+ days ago - req29671

Young Software Professional

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




We are looking for young software engineering professional with up to two years’ experience.
Thanks to the enormous demand for our machines and in particular with the development of our newest and most advanced machine yet, we are looking for several software engineers who have a sound knowledge of C++ who are familiar with or open to working under the Agile software-development method.

About us
ASML makes the most advanced machines that make the most powerful chips: we’re a world leader in the development, production and sale of the most advanced lithography systems for the semiconductor industry. We’re ranked eighth in the global FutureBrand Index, which is based on the PwC Global Top 100 Companies. We’re nestled between Microsoft, at number seven, and PayPal, at nine.

In addition to making these machines – some of the most astounding you will ever see – we also develop and maintain the software to run them. Never resting on our laurels, we measure our performance in units that begin with “pico-“ and “nano-“. By developing ever-smaller, ever-faster and ever-more affordable chips, we’re helping make the impossible possible: smartphones that do more and more, laptops that get ever faster, and cars that keep getting smarter.
We are a Dutch company—the Pride of the Netherlands – but we hail from all over: we’re a team of more than 25,000 people from 118 countries and counting.

Job Mission

As part of ASML’s Recipe Handling group, you will develop and build software solutions that are instrumental to have our lithographic machines operating very productive while maintaining nanometer accuracy and making sure that the system interfaces are consistent and in accordance with the industry high standards.

Since software is an integrating competency, it is an essential added value for ASML. You will be involved at all stages of the software development process; specifying, designing, testing and integrating the advanced software for use in our world-leading products.

Job Description

Starting out: learning, and contributing, from day one
- Learn about the software-development process at ASML, from initial requirements to final delivery
- Get training in Agile software-development methods
- Develop soft skills such as in making effective presentations, enhancing your cultural awareness, and boosting your effectiveness
- Combine classroom lectures with hands-on experience working on cases where you can experiment in a supportive environment
- Gain further practical experience by working on a project under the guidance of senior colleagues

Pressing on: a varied and challenging role on the cutting edge
- Working closely with engineers of other groups/departments in order to make our lithography machines even faster and even more accurate
- Translating functional requirements into well-organized, optimized, and fully documented source code in C/C++ .
- Creating and documenting software tools requested by architects or other developers
- Debugging existing source code and polishing feature sets (knowledge of C/C++ required)


In order for us to consider your application, you must hold a bachelor’s or a master’s in Software Engineering, Embedded Software Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline.

In addition, you must complete your most recent degree by September 2021, or have completed it no earlier than September 2019—that is you can have up to, but no more than, two years’ experience.


You should have experience programming in C/C++ and possess a sound knowledge of architectural patterns, as well as of object-oriented design and implementation.

Personal skills

We’re looking, not just for the right technical skills and experience, but for all-round great colleagues. Thus, to succeed you should also:
- Be a team player, working for your team’s, and the company’s success
- Be flexible so you can meet changing requirements
- Have a problem-solving mindset
- Be creative and innovative, and be keen to cover new ground
- Be hands-on, down-to-earth and pragmatic
- Be able, and inclined, to think critically
- Be detail-oriented
- Speak and write fluently in English

Context of the position

To be completed

Other information

What we offer
At ASML, we recognize that, to attract and retain top talent, we need to offer industry-topping conditions. So here’s what we offer:
- A contract of one year, with the possibility of an indefinite contract after that
- An intensive program where you combine training with learning on the job
- A highly attractive compensation-and-benefits package that includes:
A competitive salary
40 days’ paid leave: 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days (with shorter working hours)
Payment of a 13th month
8% holiday allowance
A pension plan
A commuting allowance
- A supportive environment in which you can experiment with what you are learning
- A close-knit network of other recent graduates and colleagues
- The opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s smartest engineers

In addition, if you have to move to the Netherlands, we offer help with relocation. That includes temporary housing, moving services for furniture and other belongings, and a relocation budget for the various costs associated with the move.

A fuller picture
To get a sense of what it’s like working at ASML, check out this short video, which gives a picture of the company through the eyes of four young professionals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXpAMguP-vQ