Manager Software Applications Group

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00245539-563

Introduction to the job

We are Applications - a dynamic business line within ASML, one of the world market leaders in scanning lithography technology. We create full-stack software control products that run in the most modern Semiconductor Fabs in the world. At business line Applications the Process Window Control - Overlay & Alignment department develops and integrates on-product overlay and alignment control solutions to improve customer device manufacturing. In this domain we are always pushing the boundary of what is possible.

We are looking to enhance our software development teams with a talented Group Leader to drive the growth! Would you like to be part of one of the most densely populated communities of software specialists anywhere in the world – dedicated to conquering complexity with software? If so, then we would like to meet you!

Job mission
As manager of the group, you lead and manage a group of professionals of the aforementioned activities. You act as solution provider by driving development of new features and functions of the applications in your group. You achieve alignment with program management on the contents and staffing of the activities within your scope. You stimulate and facilitate the personal development of group members. This job requires, next to excellent leadership skills, passion in coaching people to bring innovation and development to the next level together.

Role and responsibilities

As member of the management staff of the Process Window Control - Overlay & Alignment department, you will lead a software applications group (typically 25+ people); hire, coach and empower the people: set the directions, define and assign targets, evaluate priorities, organize solutions to problems, monitor budgets, organize a strong customer focus in the group to achieve the responsiveness and reliability we need to secure expansion of our business.
Organizing and securing interaction and stakeholder management with the diverse and relevant parties (Platform, multidisciplinary D&E groups, Holistic Applications, CS and customers) is in place.

Taking care that the group has a balanced focus on providing long and short term solutions.
Contributing to the definition and implementation of departmental policy and departmental planning, including personnel, budgets, investments, resources and methods the co-owner of the development and maintenance of software technology roadmap enabling the functional applications. You ensure the availability and adoption of best known methods, standards and tooling. You facilitate an effective learning feedback cycle and manage the relations of other competence owners in and outside ASML.

Education and experience

Master or PhD degree in Software Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering and a background in software development in a technical environment.

>3 years relevant leadership experience in a technical software development environment or related working environment, preferably as group lead. Knowledge of software development and software development practices like Agile is a must.


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 personal communicator;
  • Academic mindset with a pragmatic approach;
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social, coordination and communication skills;
  • Ability to work in an international multicultural setting;
  • Entrepreneurship and initiative in a technically complex and very dynamic environment;
  • Technical background of semiconductor industry processes, process integration, process control, semiconductor devices and manufacturing is preferable;
  • Experience of Agile/scrum methodology and practices in large scale development preferable;
  • Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English.

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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