Test Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Published: 30 days ago Job ID: J-00247670-821

Introduction to the job

Are you motivated by the challenge to support software development teams to deliver the best quality? You will support them by deploying essential software test strategies and methods. You will be challenged by a diverse stakeholder field and a changing organization that is transitioning to SAFe.

All of this is done in support of delivering our world-leading products. If you find these challenges exciting then this is an opportunity for you to apply.

As part of ASML’s Applications Department and SW On-Tool group, you will support the development of software solutions that are instrumental to our lithographic machines. Ensuring reliable operation while maintaining nanometer accuracy and making sure that the system interfaces are consistent and in accordance with the industries high standards.

For our customers flawless uninterrupted availability and proper qualification of our software solutions is key.

You will be involved throughout all stages of the software development process; specifying, designing, testing and integrating the advanced software for use in our world-leading products.

Role and responsibilities

You will be responsible for the roadmap to drive software faults to zero from a test-based approach. This will consist of several aspects on which you will focus:

  • Define testing architecture, test roadmap and test plans
  • Create the testing related work packages and lead test execution.
  • Drive the improvements in current test efficiency and effectivity.
  • Drive the roadmap for test automation, set milestones and priorities, and drive achieving those.
  • Adapt the test strategy to customer feedback/trends, ASML business priorities and changes to the software design.
  • Drive the test requirements for CI/CD and help to define the implementation plan.
  • Be part of the ASML software test community and be a representative of the group in that community.
  • Inspire and coach development teams by broadening the perspective on software testing methods.
  • Align and support with the Functional Cluster Architect to ensure the test roadmap and the functional roadmaps are aligned.
  • Assists the group lead by performing software quality assessments and report the results in terms of coverage and remaining risks, including proposing improvement actions to the group lead.
  • Assist projects with risk based testing, FMEA, 5x Why and test result analyses.
  • Review test-related deliverables, observe automated regression test results, first analysis, follow-up actions, bug advocacy, participate in patch hit analysis.

Education and experience


  • Bachelor or Master level.
  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or similar technical field.
  • Relevant test related training is a pré (e.g. ISTQB Advanced).


  • At least 5 years of experience with software development and testing.
  • A proven track record with testing software.
  • Being able to explain testing concepts and principles like coverage, product risk, how to analyze a product, exploratory testing and how to provide a good test report.
  • Being able to demonstrate good test definition and execution skills.
  • Experience with test driven development (TDD) and behavioral driven development (BDD).
  • Experience with methodologies such as Context-Driven Testing, Rapid Software Testing or testing in an Agile context like SAFe with CI (continues integration) /CD (continues deployment).
  • Experience with legacy software.
  • Knowledge/experience of C#.
  • Knowledge of Bamboo, Jira, unit testing is a pré.


ASML is a highly dynamic environment, which requires you to be a good communicator, team player, to take initiative and to be result oriented. You are a critical thinker and pay attention to every detail of your work and you leave no room for errors. You express creative and innovative thinking and get energy from pioneering new ground. For this position in specific we also require the following skills:

  • Take initiative, show ownership and be decisive.
  • A strong communicative personality with a pragmatic attitude.
  • Proficient in English language.
  • Influencing without authority.
  • Perseverant.
  • Coaching and guiding others.

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 is within Applications Department, which is a part of the sector Development & Engineering (D&E). We design, implement, test and integrate high performanceoverlay and focus metrology software to solve the customer's yield challenge. The On-Tool SW group is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of software for metrology systems that deliver nanometer-level measurements. Ensuring that the existing behavior of the system remains as is, while introducing new functionality is a key competence in this position.

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