13 days ago - req32373

Lead Test Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Introduction to the job

ASML is leading in the worldwide development, production and sales of high end lithography systems for the semiconductor industry.

ASML has a global presence with over 30.000 employees working mainly in the United States, Asia and the head office in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

At ASML you work on the further advancement and development of our complex and high-quality technological systems. Therefore, working at ASML is challenging and extremely dynamic but also highly rewarding. To remain successful the company has ambitious objectives and high standard requirements.

Within ASML, the sector Development and Engineering is responsible for the specification, design, integration, qualification, and sustaining of all ASML products.

Role and responsibilities

As a Lead Test Architect you will steer the test roadmap for the department and drive its execution. In addition you will be responsible for building the department test competence. This means you will not only be facing technical challenges, but also people and knowledge management.

You will work closely with the ASML Test Competence, Function Test Architects and Group Leaders on the definition and execution of the test strategy for our EUV Source and TwinScan software.

Additionally as a Lead Test Architect you’re expected to investigate and propose solutions that might help us
to further increase the quality of our products.

If you can envision, guide and develop new ideas and build an environment of other passionate professionals you may be a perfect fit for this position.

In your role you will be:
• Responsible for creating, maintaining and driving the test roadmap for the department.
• Accountable for the implementation of the department test roadmap in the various functional clusters making up the department.
• Responsible for identifying and prioritizing gaps in test coverage together with the Test Architects.
• Accountable for reporting and acting on the department test metrics.
• Responsible for building and spreading test competence and methodologies in the department.
• Representing the Embedded Software EUV department in ASML-wide test initiatives.
• Aiding and coaching the Test Architects within the department, with hands-on help if needed.

Education and experience

MSc, PDEng or PhD in computer science , Informatics, Embedded Systems or equivalent.

• You have a broad knowledge of test methodologies and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing and implementing test approaches for complex in-product software systems (e.g. TMap/ISTQB, Test Process Improvement, and Test Maturity Model).
• You have industry experience with C and/or C++, Linux, software testing and test automation. Affinity with Python and/or VxWorks is an advantage.
• ASML Experience is a big bonus.


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:

• You should first of all be passionate about technology and should be excited by the idea that your work will impact millions of end-users worldwide.
• You are a strong communicator with a pragmatic attitude.
• You are pro-active, a self-starter, decisive and take ownership.
• You have the ability to effectively influence your stakeholders to practically get our software test competence at a higher level.
• You are not afraid to take the lead in the introduction of new methodologies or increasing the quality of our test approach.
• You want to be a part of a dynamic and challenging environment that leaves no room for errors in the live 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.

Other information

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

ASML does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered ASML’s property, and ASML will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Resource Center Department.

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