Product Owner

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Published: 12 days ago Job ID: J-00245241-177

Introduction to the job

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

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 standards.

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.

In our Veldhoven office is we are currently looking for an experienced Agile Product Owner. As Product Owner, you will be part of our agile teams and an integral part of our scaled agile organization.

Role and responsibilities

As Product Owner (PO) you will work with the scrum team to deliver those items are most valuable for ASML.

Our Product Owners are the key figures between the ASML internal- and external customers and the development teams. They determine the priority on the team’s backlog together with their stakeholders and ensure the agile team understands why items on the backlog are important for ASML and how it fits in the bigger picture.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Act as the voice of the customer and communicate why deliverables are important
  • End-2-end ownership of team deliverables
  • Manage (multidisciplinary) team deliverables, risks, dependencies (in- and outside the team), stakeholders and escalations
  • Communicate and set priorities of the team backlog and ensure the team understands why their contribution is important for ASML
  • Challenges the team to come with alternative solutions when needed
  • Team up with other (Chief) Product Owners to align on priorities and objectives of the team as well as the team backlog
  • Works with the Chief Product Owner to understand priorities for the next Program Increment (PI), prepares the team backlog for PI planning and breaks down the larger work items into small ones
  • Cooperate with the Scrum Master to drive the team towards results and identify team improvements
  • Slice the work into smaller valuable pieces in close collaboration with the team
  • Prepare the team backlog for the upcoming iteration and ensure its properly prioritized for the next iteration
  • Ensures that backlog items have requirements, acceptance criteria and ensures that the team understands them.
  • Ensures focus of the team on PI deliverables and keeps the team from getting distracted
  • Challenges the team in view of the Agile key performance indicators towards greater efficiency

Education and experience


BSc or MSc in computer science, mathematics, physics, mechanics, or electronics.


  • 8+ years of work experience of which at least 2-3 years in a Product Owner role in an Agile a high-tech, multidisciplinary environment
  • Proven track record of Leadership / Managerial Skills within an Agile environment
  • Prior experience as a Product Owner in a scaled agile environment (SAFe) is a pre.


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:

  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Strong in influencing and inspiring people, and leading a change
  • Minimal Viable Product mindset and focus on achieving results with an Agile team
  • You like to challenge the status quo while never losing sight of the team goal and product direction
  • You are curious, able to look ahead and willing to show ownership
  • You are responsible and capable of reflecting on your own performance
  • Be able to maintain a helicopter view.

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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