Software Configuration Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

8+ years

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00258457-242

Software Configuration Architect

Within ASML the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification, design and implementation of the ASML products. In this sector, the department Software Quality & Integration (SW SQI) integrates and qualifies the various software systems into a software release.

The Software Configuration Architect is in the middle of the ASML lithography scanner organization, where all software is combined into packages (baselines, service packs, patches) to send the packages to the field. You have a key position to work together with all software development departments, Software Architects, SQI department architect, and SQI integration architect. The Software Configuration Architect reports to the group leader SQI Integration & Release.

Role and responsibilities

You create a long-term vision and definition of the software integration strategy, using the version management systems. Also, definition and roll out of the corresponding tools to support the software integration for all developers are part of your scope. Improving the way of working, including embedding CI/CD in the organization, is key in this role.

Define, describe and promote the software configuration management roadmap, compliant to the department roadmap and the release strategy. You, as the Software Configuration Architect, work together with the Software Architects, Software Test Architect and Software Integration Architect, in such a way that the quality of the released software can be ensured. Roll out the tools and way of working to enable the release roadmaps and ensure timely deliveries to customers from planned service packs to emergency patches. You will work together with the Software Integrators and the Software Release project leaders to improve the integration efficiency and quality and decreasing integration time. Together with Software Release project leaders you ensure budget becomes available to realize these improvements.

Education and experience

Master's degree in Computer Science or relevant with proof of similar functions taken up at earlier assignments

  • At least 5 years of experience in Software Architecture
  • At least 5 years of experience in Software Integration
  • Stakeholder management (architects, integrators, management)
  • Experience with large Software Archives
  • Experience with version management systems, like ClearCase, SVN, Git, Bitbucket
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with automation and Python
  • Knowledge of ASML Twinscan software system is a 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:

  • Team player
  • Takes initiative, shows ownership and is decisive
  • Able to decompose abstract items to concrete items (top-down)
  • Able to make abstraction of concrete items
  • Understand and foresee discussions in the organization and define actions upfront
  • A strong communicative personality with a pragmatic attitude
  • Perseverance

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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