System Layout Architect - Mechanical Development

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Other technical job categories



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: req45178

Introduction to the job

If you enjoy having a broad full system scope, and if you have a strong drive in improving the manufacturability and serviceability of a system by smart layout solutions and being critical towards designs by projects, then this function might fit you perfectly.

Role and responsibilities

In the role of Mechanical System Layout Architect, your job mission will be to set the direction for ASML’s new and existing systems; balancing and optimizing machine building aspects over multiple system architectures

You will be responsible for defining and validating the mechanical system layout of the machine. You will secure that our machines can be manufactured and serviced in an efficient and robust way. You will perform feasibility and concepts studies on new hardware that will be added to the machine.

To achieve these goals, you will:

  • Steer and perform system layout studies and manage budgets for volume, mass, tolerances, seismic, and installation in order to find solutions for functionality and module changes
  • Validate concept changes, prescribe and validate tests like layout (accessibility), mass, tolerance

Perform regular reviews and carousels with cross sector architects (module/part owners) to:

  • Get agreements about the layout;
  • Evaluate concepts, discuss and find solutions for cross sector layout conflicts;
  • Secure that the design will comply with agreed budgets

Furthermore, you will;

  • Prepare and chair architecture design reviews (of layout concepts)
  • Support and contribute with the Function Owner and Function Architect to the development roadmap of our machines
  • Secure that facility infrastructure requirements will be delivered to customers in time with the right quality
  • Cooperate with the factory, identify and drive improvements on integration (manufacturability & serviceability, ergonomics, safety)
  • Support factory & field in case of issues related to the layout of the mechanical system

Education and experience

Bachelor or Master degree in a Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience in validating layout machines or complex products (like cars, aerospace)
  • Experience with requirement management
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Experience with Siemens NX (preferred)
  • Experience with tolerance calculations
  • At least 2 years ASML experience (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:

  • Strong communicator. Easily cooperates with other projects and disciplines
  • Critical on design solutions (of others). High drive for quality
  • Pro-active attitude in getting the information (regular go to clean room, talk to people in projects)
  • Helicopter view. Easily can determine priorities and main risks
  • Good analytical skills. Works structured.
  • High interest on system overview
  • Highly pro-active. Thinks ahead, creates vision, manages the stakeholders
  • Team player on all levels (system engineers, architects, design engineers, management, factory engineers, etc.)
  • Attitude to challenge others (get all risks and collateral damage on the table)
  • Strong in convincing others (on importance of industrialization aspects)

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

As we are looking for Mechanical System Layout Architect’s in multiple departments within the Mechanical Development cluster – via an application on this job opening, Recruitment and Group Leaders will together review and allocate your application to the most suitable team. After your application, we aim to follow up towards you within a week.

Need to know more about applying for a job at ASML? Read our frequently asked questions.

Within ASML the sector Development & Engineering is responsible for the specification and the design of the ASML products. The department Mechanical Development is designing, building and testing mechanical systems and sub-systems which are fitted into the end products. You will be part of the DUV Mechanical Layout (ML) project, which is amongst others responsible for the mechanical system architecture. The team does not deliver hardware, but has an overall responsibility for the Mechanical Layout during the whole V-cycle, ensuring that the total system can be build, transported, installed and serviced in a safe and efficient way.

Attaching a cover letter written to this specific position, and a portfolio (showcasing relevant work done), will be beneficial for our understanding of your motivation and experience and thus suitability to the job at hand.

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