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Release Train Engineer / Project Leader

Research & development

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San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



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Introduction to the job

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. At our San Diego location we are renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

We are looking for a Release Train Engineer / Project Leader (Semiconductor Equipment) supporting solution development and implementation on the product. The objective is to ensure design concepts can be developed to address the undesired Tin debris and deliver robust product solutions.

The main responsibility for the Release Train Engineer (RTE) is to ensure that the Agile Release Train (ART – team-of-agile-teams) performs in a most optimal way, measures and reports on the performance and identifies improvements for the ART itself. In the end, the RTE is responsible for delivery excellence within the ART.

This roll is a hybrid including both RTE and Project Leader responsibilities.

Job Description - RTE Components

  • Create transparency and alignment on ART status by setting up, coordinate and facilitating ART ceremonies (e.g. Program Increment (PI) planning, Inspect & Adapt (I&A), Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Product Owner (PO) sync, etc.).
  • Optimize flow by tracking, reporting, measuring ART performance and installing continuous integration/delivery.
  • Ensure optimal guidance and excellence for the teams by coaching and developing the Scrum Masters and align the way of working across teams.
  • Ensure fast delivery of the ART by creating transparency on and removing ART impediments and ART dependencies.
  • Ensure delivery excellence by keeping the ART stable and shielding it from external interferences.
  • Provide analyses of current (work)processes, evaluate bottlenecks and advice regarding improvements in processes and procedures, and ensure implementation after approval (through initiating and leading projects), in order to contribute to the optimization of (work)processes within the ART.
  • Minimize blockers for ART progress by managing the risks.

As RTE, you are responsible to ensure that the Agile Release Train (ART) is setup in the most optimal way for fast and high quality value delivery. Some of the key challenges of this role is to:

  • Ensure that the ART improves itself.
  • Ensure that the ART stays on track with their deliverables (e.g. manage escalations / changing priorities).
  • Stakeholders of the ART are being managed.
  • Provide full transparency on what is going on in the ART.
  • Ensure teams stay engaged.
  • Manage the cadence and facilitate rituals.
  • Manage issues impacting ART and its deliverables.

Key decisions for the RTE are:

  • Set the cadence of the ART; when are the ceremonies.
  • How do we synchronize the teams and their deliverables.
  • How do we organize the setup of the ART.
  • How do we manage issues on ART level.
  • Work with POs to ensure proper priorities and realistic planning, balance interests multiple programs.

Project Leader responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple concurrent projects within the Tin Management organization.
  • Maintain current project plans and present progress against plans, in all required forums.
  • Work with engineers that analyze system performance against requirements, and make sure results are proven and documented.
  • Coordinate the development of basic design parameters and architecture to carry a design from the conceptual stage through implementation, test and deployment.
  • Assure Specifications and Designs are written, reviewed and delivered to proper teams in a timely manner, including operational procedures and training materials.
  • Analyze and communicate customer needs and reconcile these with design team, deliverables and management as appropriate.
  • Oversee transition of new designs to Hardware and Software Development, including assessment of technical risk and feedback on qualification testing plan.
  • Interact with all partner teams and other project managers as primary spokesperson on relevant project/program issues.
  • Manage and perform all project “change management” duties as appropriate to meet objectives in a very dynamic environment.
  • Support a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional team in the design and development of modules to assure performance, operation, serviceability, and cost-of-ownership requirements.
  • Oversee Integration activities of product modules delivered by projects outside of San Diego by closely coordinating with the key project stakeholders.
  • Use ASML standard tools and methodologies to report, investigate and resolve technical problems in the design and validation phase.
  • Lead issue management to solution for Integration, Factory and Field system escalations.

Education and experience

  • BS/MS Computer Science, Physics or Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Controls or similar), or related science discipline with 5+(BS) / 3+(MS) years’ experience.
  • Experience as Scrum Master in Agile environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of agile, lean and SAFe.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have full understanding and ability - to drive a product design from concept, through engineering development, integration, formal test, and into production.
  • Ability to statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
  • Understanding of the concept of large complex system integration and practices.
  • Ability to reduce large amounts of data, create a concise summary, and make a high-quality presentation.
  • Ability to define and execute tasks based on project descriptions with minimum or no supervision.
  • Plan activities and execute to schedules established by program.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Detail oriented, willing to travel, able to work in multi-cultural environment.
  • Versatile skill set and willing to perform hands on work in a lab environment.
  • Self-motivated with excellent technical written and verbal communication skills.
  • The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a hands-on technical background, excellent communication skills, and ability to influence others.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, with an understanding of customer relationship building in highly multi-cultural environment.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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