14 days ago - req33634

Product owner optical column conditioning

Research & development


Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Physics, Mechanical engineering



Introduction to the job

Are you able to inspire people? Do you take the lead in getting issues solved? Do you see the big picture without missing the important details and you have experience with managing complex deliverables and teams?
If you recognize yourself in the above, then we are looking for you! Join our enthusiastic and committed team in developing the vacuum solutions for our next generation of EUV scanners and bring ASML’s vacuum competence to the next level!

ASML’s Development & Engineering (D&E) sector is responsible for the specification, design and integration of the ASML machines. In this sector, the Vacuum Architecture group delivers vacuum & gas flow based EUV scanner solutions and controls to secure high and stable EUV transmission of the optical column while protecting the in-vacuum optics, reticles & wafers from molecular and particle contamination.
We are looking for a committed Product Owner to lead one of the vacuum domain teams in the SF04 Low-NA Agile Release Train.

Role and responsibilities

As Product Owner (PO) you, together with the scrum master, lead a highly-committed, multi-disciplinary, stable-team of ~10 persons. You are responsible for organizing the technical scope for your stable team, with a horizon of a few quarters, in the domain of low-pressure gas flow and vacuum control solutions.

Together with the your team, function architects and the CPO you do the intake and prioritization the programs’ requests for deliverables (EPICs). You balance business context, technical excellence and effort by managing the team backlog You challenge your customers – the PL’s, Epic Owners and Function Owners - to profoundly clarify and motivate their requests in order to be able to adequately deliver according to the mutual expectations.

You organize the slicing of the EPICs into plannable amounts of work that you plan with your team on the quarterly PIPE event to schedule the team’s activities for the next quarter. The EPICs may range from flow and vacuum control related architecture requests to the delivery of functionality by means of hw or sw, or a combination thereof.

During the sprint process you keep the stakeholders informed about the stable-team’s progress on the deliverables and align with them if there are changes on the way. Of course you remain in close contact with them to sync expectations and finally report out at the end of the sprint period… heading for the next sprint!

The team’s activities cover various parts of the development cycle, from architecture definition to final integration. As a PO you pro-actively drive the development work in the team and participate in reviewing concepts and designs on all abovementioned criteria, involving the supplier where necessary. To be successful in this role you have to use your social and teamwork skills and technical insight to enable the team to perform at its best and taking end2end ownership of the deliverables.

Education and experience

Master’s Degree in Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering or similar field with strong physics content.


  • At least five years of development experience in a technical product development environment is required. Additionally, several years of technical team leader experience in a team of around 5 to 10 people is strongly preferred. .


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:

  • Excellent communication skills High level of interpersonal and organizational sensitivity
  • Empathy, ability to “read” people: understand values and motives that drive behavior
  • Excellent ability to thrive in a multi-cultural environment with a global footprint
  • Seniority, in interpersonal sense and business knowledge
  • Flexibility, adapt to company culture and individual behavior
  • Ability to work from a broad scope, integrating people, processes, capabilities, technologies, and the details at the same time
  • Goal oriented, is motivated by realizing goals and by implementing effective change rather than personal acknowledgement
  • Ability to create and maintain a large trusted network on all levels of the organization
  • Able to convince, inspire and motivate people
  • Able to cooperate with people of different departments and levels within the ASML organization
  • Continuous Improvement & Process oriented mindset
  • Self-starter with drive, enthusiasm and persistence

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

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 of all, the commitment of a company that recognizes and rewards outstanding performance.

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