Product Owner Core IT Infra Compute team


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Veldhoven, Netherlands



Work Experience

3-7 years

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Job ID: J-00244792-062

Introduction to the job

Founded in 1984, ASML is the world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. ASML has its headquarters in Veldhoven (the Netherlands) and has R&D and manufacturing operations in North America, Asia and the Netherlands.

The IT organization of ASML supports information management, infrastructure and key business processes across ASML. Part of the IT organization is the IT Core Services department providing all, mission-critical, IT support services. This not only includes generic IT infrastructure services like servers, databases, storage and connectivity services but also laptops, telecom services and collaboration services used within ASML.

We have transformed the innovation of our IT infrastructure organization to an Agile way of working SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework 5.0) and we are looking for a Product Owner to lead and drive our Infra Compute team. The Compute team is a scrum team and responsible for all innovations in the compute IaaS areas (e.g., VMware, Cisco UCS, Cisco/Netapp Flexpod, e.d.).

Role and responsibilities

The mission of this job is to understand the customer demand and to ensure that the scrum team delivers maximum value in line with our customer's needs.

The Product Owner is part of the scrum team and works closely together with:

  • Stakeholders of your products within ASML IT and beyond;
  • The Scrum Master and technical specialists within the team(s) you serve and coach;
  • Your colleague Product Owners in the Infrastructure ART and other ARTs;
  • The CPO (Chief Product Owner), RTE (Release Train Engineer) and System Architect in the Infrastructure ART (Agile Release Train);
  • The Agile Competence Center in ASML, Infra automation ART and many other stakeholders outside the ART for Infra.

As Product Owner for this team you serve as the customer proxy and take end to end responsibility for the value delivered by the Agile team. You pro-actively engage all stakeholders and use our Agile tooling as data driven decision makers. By ensuring that the team’s backlog is visible, contains well defined stories and is aligned with all stakeholders you will stay in control and drive collaboration. Continuous alignment with all stakeholders, the CPO, other PO's, your Scrum Master and our architects is key for success. You work together with the CPO to understand the program backlog, vision and priorities for the next PI. You play a key role in the quarterly PI planning event, where you assist the team with the refinement of the team backlog, story estimation and sequencing. Through the continuous, renewed insights in the objectives and updated backlog you are swiftly able to adjust the course where needed.

Education and experience

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent experience;
  • Agile / SAFe certified.

Being a Product Owner within ASML means being a servant leader and Agile evangelist. With your facilitating leadership style you challenge your team to work towards greater efficiency, can motivate your team naturally and are a strong ambassador for your team whilst making strategic decisions.

Your continuous broad scope, both within the team as acting as the voice of your customer, gives you the edge in setting your team up for success by breaking up work items into smaller ones and by being the gate keeper for your team. You dare to say “no”to keep your team out of the wind and stay focused on the tasks at hand.

Briefly summarized:

  • You have proven experience working in similar, complex environments as a Product Owner;
  • You have a solid technical background and understand the teams' technical objectives;
  • Experience in IT infrastructure environments of corporate organizations; especially compute IaaS area;
  • Understanding and experience in Compute and infrastructure technologies in a global enterprise:
  • Virtualization, VMWare, Hypervisor;
  • Windows, RedHat;
  • SCCM, Satellite, SCOM, vRealize, Intersight;
  • Cisco/NetApp FlexPod and Cisco UCS Solutions;
  • Security aspects for the related domains.
  • Sufficient knowledge about other infra domains, like database, storage and connectivity;
  • Experienced in translating business requirements to architectural solutions;
  • You understand the needs of Operations;


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 excel in stakeholder management;
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Highly-motivated, with a strong work ethic and able to work effectively under minimal supervision;
  • Actively gives and seeks constructive feedback;
  • Good listener and able bring alignment when there is misunderstanding or even conflict;
  • A belief in 'walking the talk' and working as a member of a team.

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

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