Senior Software Group Leaders

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: req45009

Introduction to the job

We are Applications - a dynamic business line within ASML, one of the world market leaders in scanning lithography technology. We make metrology equipment and create full-stack software control products that run in the most modern Semiconductor Fabs in the world, and we are always pushing the boundary of what is possible.

We are looking to enhance our software development organization with several talented Group Managers!

Would you like to be part of one of the most densely populated communities of software specialists anywhere in the world – dedicated to conquering complexity with software? If so, then we would like to meet you!

Role and responsibilities

Your mission in this role is to constitute and lead a strong team of software developers, in order to develop and reliably deliver integrated software platform components for our Yieldstar metrology equipment.

You achieve alignment with program management on the contents and staffing of the activities within your scope.

You will lead the group (typically 25+ people); hire, coach and instruct the members: define and assign targets, evaluate priorities, solve problems, monitor budgets, organize a strong customer focus in the group to achieve the responsiveness and reliability we need to secure expansion of the business.

You stimulate and facilitate the personal development of your group members.

You will act as solution provider by driving development of new features and functions of the applications in your group.

You are co-owner of the software function roadmap, paving the way for our future products while improving the quality and structure of our software to lower cost of change and improve time to market.

You will take care that interaction and stakeholder management with the diverse and relevant parties (research, multidisciplinary D&E groups, Holistic Applications, CS and customers) is in place.

You will take care that the group has a balanced focus on providing long and short term solutions.

You will contribute to the definition and implementation of departmental policy and departmental planning, including personnel, budgets, investments, resources and methods etc.

You will ensure the availability and adoption of best known methods, standards and tooling.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor, Master or PhD degree in Software Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering and a background in software development in a technical environment
  • At least 5 years of relevant leadership experience in a technical software development environment or related working environment, preferably as Group Lead.
  • Knowledge of software development is a must - focus on Agile methodologies, preferably SAFe.
  • Technical background of semiconductor industry processes, process integration, process control, semiconductor devices and manufacturing is preferable;
  • At least 8 years of experience in developing, integrating and testing complex multi-disciplinary software products.


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;
  • 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;
  • Experience of Agile/scrum methodology and practices in large scale development preferable.
  • Ability to provide technical direction and motivate a team of professional engineers;
  • Pragmatic attitude;
  • Entrepreneurship and initiative in a technically complex and very dynamic environment;
  • Passion for working in an international multicultural and multidisciplinary setting.

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 creates the conditions that enable you to realize your full potential. We provide state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities to develop your talents, international career opportunities, a stimulating and inspiring environment, and most of all, the commitment of a company that recognizes and rewards outstanding performance.

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Our selection process includes an online Talent Exploration that gathers information about your key drivers, your personal values, motivators and career ambitions. The Talent Exploration enables both you and us to explore if there is a mutual match - not only for today, but also for your future career at ASML.

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