Competence Engineer for IT/Infrastructure (VCP) - Customer Support

Customer support

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Customer support


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Published: 14 days ago Job ID: J-00257303-397

Introduction to the job

Do you know what is needed to run ASML applications on customer’s networks? And how to interact both with the customer’s IT department and the ASML development team? If so then this role of IT/Infrastructure Competence Engineer at Customer Support (CS) is just the opportunity for you.

VCP stands for Virtual Computational Platform and is a virtual platform that is installed on the customers IT infrastructure, which enables large ASML software applications. In the past ASML offered a hardware solution (LCP) as platform for these applications, but due to scalability and maintainability challenges of this platform, this is now being transitioned to the customer’s network.

Role and responsibilities

The IT/Infra Competence Engineer is part if the so called 'install prep team' that consists of a Project Leader from CS and an Competence Engineer for IT/Infrastructure (this vacancy) and is responsible to prepare our (future) customers for the installation and maintenance of the VCP product. The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Translation of customer requirements to stack requirements and provision of recommendations on implementation;
  • Alignment with internal and external stakeholders such as D&E and customers on requirements for the initial VCP installation;
  • Identifying boundary systems which need to connect to the VCP in customer landscape;
  • Network configuration required for high availability and disaster recovery proof set-up;
  • Coordination of installations of which there are 2 per quarter with 6 months lead time per installation. Involves being physically present at customer sites for part of the installations, depending on customer and corresponding challenges;
  • Incident resolution in coordination with the Project Leader of CS;
  • Maintaining documentation and sharing knowledge related to lessons learned and improvements for future roll-outs.

Education and experience

  • Master’s degree (or Bachelor + relevant experience) in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field;
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a relevant industry in a B2B-setting;
  • Experience working on projects that involve big customers;
  • Knowledge of various stack technologies;
  • Understanding of the VCP concept and experience with Cloudera are 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:

  • Remain persistent: Ability to picture the intended outcome, search for opportunities to learn and stay focused on overcoming setbacks to achieve your goals;
  • Flexible mindset: Adjust to coordinating and collaborating on different projects with different stakeholders involved, taking the necessary actions to define alternatives to ensure quality under changing circumstances;
  • Customer focused: Understanding customer needs and expectations and being able to manage these expectations through validation and specification;
  • Adjust interaction style: Ability to work effectively in intercultural teams, displaying respect and interest in order to gain mutual understanding. This includes being able to adjust your communication style accordingly.

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 may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R.730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

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