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Technical Project Leader (Software Optimizing Project)

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Job ID: J-00267987-643

Introduction to the job

Are you interested in driving the deliverables of a team responsible for the final nanometer-level performance of one of the most advanced lithographic scanners?

We are looking for a Technical Project Leader (PL) that takes the challenge to take end-to-end ownership for one of the Applications projects in the Metrology & Machine Control (MX) Cluster. As the PL, you are the link between the D&E teams in the MX Cluster and the Product Team.

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, the lithographic tools the industry needs to achieve its goals. You are responsible for managing a project or projects from ideation to execution.

Role and responsibilities

As PL in MX Applications you will be leading a multi-disciplinary project responsible for customer solutions in various products. The PL sets the direction and priorities of deliverables, creates and maintains the plans of the deliverables and balances between business context, technical excellence and effort. The PL is the linking pin between the business context and the execution.


  • Take end-to-end ownership of the Software Optimizing Project.
  • Lead a team of software developers and engineers to optimize the performance of the software.
  • Ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards of quality.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify project requirements and priorities.
  • Develop project plans and manage the project's scope, timeline, and resources.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to team members.
  • Conduct regular project reviews and provide progress reports to stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the team adheres to industry best practices, standards, and guidelines.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • At least 8 years of experience in software development, with a focus on optimization.
  • Proven experience leading technical projects from ideation to completion.


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:

  • Academic mindset with a pragmatic engineering approach;
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social,coordination and strong personal communication skills;
  • Experience with a variety of programming languages, including C++, Python, and Java.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills, with the ability to motivate and guide team members.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of software development best practices, standards, and guidelines.
  • Ability to work in an international multiculturalsetting;
  • Entrepreneurship and initiative in a technicallycomplex and very dynamic environment;
  • Technical background of semiconductor industryprocesses, process integration, process control, semiconductor devices andmanufacturing is preferable;
  • Experience of Agile/scrum methodology and practices inlarge scale development preferable;
    Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English;

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

If you are a highly motivated and skilled technical leader with a passion for software optimization and a proven track record of successful project management, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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