Product Owner Optical Sensors and Light Sources

Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


3-7 years



Job Category

Optical engineering



Published: 24 days ago Job ID: req46916

Introduction to the job

Optical sensors and its light sources are critical for ASML’s machines. As a product owner (PO) you take charge of making the best design for our lithography machines.

Do you have affinity with optics and sensors? Are you an experienced product owner, project leader or team leader? Then this job might be interesting for you!

Role and responsibilities

As PO, you will be expected to be flexible, ambitious, and eager to develop yourself. That’s because you will work in close cooperation with colleagues from many disciplines inside and outside ASML. To be successful you must help build a strong sense of teamwork by understanding your colleagues’ roles and their challenges. That’s also why strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are crucial in this dynamic environment.
This is a highly challenging role and offers many opportunities for professional triumph and job satisfaction.

Your functional scrum team consists of architects, optical designers and integrators of about 10-15 people. The team operates in a scaled agile framework (SAFe) together with teams from other disciplines.

Towards the team you act as voice of the customer and determine the minimal, viable product work packages in the teams backlog, their according priorities and acceptance criteria.

Towards the mono-disciplinary scrum teams in the train (scrum of scrum) like mechanical, electronical and software designers as well as the suppliers you secure that the work is aligned till the next program increment and up to 6 quarters ahead.

Towards your stakeholders you take accountability of the scrum teams deliverables, are end2end responsible by triple constraint management and reporting including long term plan.

Additional interfaces are with sectors like factory and customer support.

Together with the ScrumMaster you motivate and instill a scrum mindset in the team. You will also have an indirect reporting line to your Epic Owner and Chief Product Owner.

Education and experience

-Technical University with PhD or Master’s degree in physics or engineering

-Experienced product owner within a technical environment
-At least 3 years of relevant industrial experience.
-Strong affinity with sensor systems and / or optics
-SAFe certification as PO is a strong plus


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:

- Has a helicopter view, can cover a broad technical scope
- Content-driven product owner
- Shows creativity, initiative, discipline and team spirit.
- Apt communicator with good command of the English language.
- Team builder with positive attitude and can-do mentality
- Able to structure and maintain overview

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

ASML’s Development & Engineering (D&E) sector is responsible for the specification, design and realization of all products in the ASML portfolio. Within the D&E sector, the Sensors department is responsible for the definition, realization and qualification of the major measurement sensors and light sources, and its application in all ASML products.

What can you expect from ASML?

1. An opportunity to work in a high tech company where you work on the edge of what is technologically possible.
2. An open work environment with diverse and talented people.
3. A place with lots of career opportunities and international potential.
4. A company where creativity and initiative is rewarded.
5. Excellent working conditions

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