30+ days ago - J-00233457-885

Senior System Software 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

Within ASML the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification, design and implementation of the ASML products.

Our Software Architecture Department within D&E is responsible for the software architecture that supports all the lithographic systems and we are amongst others concerned with aspects of modularity (locality of change), design patterns (SOLID principles), rules and guidelines (reference architecture governance), as well as the definition of the software architecture (a.k.a. platform) increments for new products.

Our team of innovation architects within this architecture group investigates and demonstrates and rolls out new technologies that enables software developers to develop new products faster and with higher quality.

Role and responsibilities

As Senior System Architect you collaborate with other architects in your group and you reports to the manager of this group.

Depending on your assignment at stake (assignments very over time) you work with many (cross sector) stakeholders and report to the involved program organizations. At this moment the software architecture and software development environment are made fit for the future and we are therefore running the so called Scalable Modular Architecture Transformation (SMART) program from our own software (architecture) department.

ASML’s lithography machines run with large and complex software. This software evolves to support newer generations of machines. As a member of the team of System Architects, you will (as a team) outline the direction/roadmaps for modularity, data, security, and execution architecture.

Education and experience

Educational level: Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in software engineering, computer science or other technical related field.

Experience: 8-10 years of experience in software architecture for complex high-tech systems for teams of at least 20 software developers


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:

  • Initiative and leadership
  • Fast learner
  • Analytical, pragmatic and result driven with a hands-on mentality
  • Open-minded, strong communication skills
  • Dealing with resistance
  • Influencing without power

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 may require 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 candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

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