Group Manager BL-EUV D&E OC E Projection NXE Competence

Research & development



Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Physics, Mechatronics, Optical engineering

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00259656-111

Introduction to the job

ASML is relentlessly driving the semiconductor industry’s ongoing quest for producing faster, smarter and more energy efficient chips. We are a young, dynamic, international and highly skilled workforce creating, with strong support of our suppliers and partners, the lithographic tools the industry needs to achieve its goals.

Department Information:
The optical column is the heart of the EUV system, a technological miracle. ASML’s EUV machines push Moore’s law forward, enabling new technology waves that improve everyone’s life. Optical column comprises of many optical modules which are needed to manipulate the light to print the right image at the wafer which eventually results into a chip. The department BL-EUV D&E Optical Column is responsible for the delivery of the projection, illumination, dose control and EUV light collection function of the EUV machines. The department develops, integrates and industrializes the technical solutions needed to realize ASML’s challenging product roadmap.

The Optical Column department consists of 170+ energetic employees from various technical and cultural backgrounds. We live the ASML core values Challenge, Care and Collaborate. We continuously develop ourselves and our colleagues such that we can use our full collective potential. Customer trust remains our top priority. We take full ownership of our technical solutions and execute with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Position in the Organization:
Group manager of the group BL-EUV D&E OC E Projection NXE Competence. The holder of this position reports to the BL-EUV D&E Optical Column department manager.
Due to its growth, the current group BL-EUV D&E OC E Projection NXE is split in two groups, i.e. Projection NXE Function and Projection NXE Competence.

Job Mission:
As manager of the group Optical Column Projection NXE Competence, you lead and manage a group of professional engineers. You stimulate and facilitate the personal development of group members. You achieve alignment with program management on staffing of EUV development projects, and develop the projection competence inside and outside the group. You stimulate the knowledge base and drive the competence roadmap of the group.

Role and responsibilities

  • Lead the group of ~25 FTE, coach and instruct the members: assign tasks, set priorities, solve problems and monitor resource budgets. Support group members in driving their own development through coaching, routines, goal setting and regular performance feedback conversations.
  • Develop the projection NXE engineering competence by inventing and releasing new ways of working that help the engineer and/or operational sectors and by formalizing group’s best practices in new process descriptions, all in close collaboration with other industrialization groups within ASML.
  • Develop, maintain and execute the projection competence roadmap in strong collaboration with our internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure group adherence to standards by measuring and monitoring key(quality) performance indicators.
  • Contribute to the definition and implementation of departmental policy and planning, including personnel, budgets, investments, resources and methods.
  • Work closely together with the Projection NXE Function group to meet the goals
  • Stimulate the product and customer mindset of the group members at the forefront of the technical development.
  • Responsible for the planning and allocation of people to the various optical column related development projects, in cooperation with departmental leaders and project managers.
  • Hire world-class group members to excel in project and product deliverables, particularly within the competence areas of the group.

Education and experience

  • MSc or PhD degree in Technical Engineering, such as Physics, Optics, Mechatronics Engineering.
  • Relevant experience of at least 5 years in leading a team of professionals within a multidisciplinary working environment.


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 personal communicator
  • Academic mindset with a pragmatic approach
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social, coordination and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an international multicultural setting
  • Entrepreneurship and initiative in a technically complex and very dynamic environment
  • Excellent/proven stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to build a strong group and to bring it to the next maturity level
  • People management skills

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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