Cymer, An ASML Company Test Team Lead - Software Qualification in Veldhoven, Netherlands

Test Team Lead - Software Qualification

LocationVeldhoven, Netherlands


Experience5-10 Experienced

Functional AreaDesign Engineering

BackgroundSoftware Engineering




Do you have the quality mindset that is needed to provide quality insight on our embedded software baselines before releasing to the field? Do you continuously learn and improve yourself and your team to leverage the quality of our software department and our software product? Then we have a challenge for you!

Job Mission

As a team lead you will have an important mentorship and coaching role for all team members. The groups usually contains of 5-15 qualification engineers.

You will take operation responsibility for the projects which are under your supervision. You will manage a virtual qualification/test team cross continents and cross time zones (Veldhoven, Wilton and San Diego) to assure an transparent insight on new and adjusted external software release’s quality for stakeholders and customers.

In order to be successful in this role you have to be a hands-on technical expert with excellent leadership and people skills. You have great communication skills and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.

Job Description

As test team lead you are part of the software test & integration project and you will:

  • manage the software qualification test team to qualify internal and external software releases;

  • define actions and implement solutions in the qualification process to prevent reoccurrence of issues slipping through the qualification processes;

  • drive for solutions to prevent development teams of making the same mistakes again (Zero Repeat Game Plan);

  • drive for the test infrastructure improvements that are needed to make the software qualification test process more effective and more efficient;

  • adapt the test coverage with newly released functionality;

  • maximize and maintain the availability of the software test benches;

  • define the Skills Matrix for the test qualification team, create the Team Action Plan to develop the team;

  • contribute to the individual Development Action Plans for team members;

  • contribute to recruitment/selection of new team members;

  • contribute to the target settings, midyear and endyear reviews and the yearly appraisal of the team members;

  • contribute to the resource capacity planning process to keep the team size aligned with the organizational needs;

  • acts as an ambassador for the software department.

We are proud of our teams. We hire talented, motivated people and give them responsibility and the autonomy to innovate. We like people with a ‘can-do’ attitude and we want people who are inquisitive, hungry and eager to grow with us.

What opportunities/possibilities do we offer you?

  • Being part of an multicultural organization that is very proud of what it achieves (past, present and future);

  • Travel abroad to development locations, as well as to local offices near our customer’s sites;

  • Develop your own future (training, coaching, assignments and internal job markets).


  • Bachelor, Master or PhD degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent;

  • ISTQB and/or T-map certification.


• 5 - 10 years of experience in a large scale enterprise environment, preferably in various software domains;

• 3 - 5 years of team lead experience;

• Solid Project / Team / Line management experience in a high-tech environment;

• Experience of Agile/Scrum methodology and practices;

• Thorough understanding of testing embedded software solutions;

• Thorough understanding of programming in C/C++ and of Linux systems.

Personal skills

  • Proactive attitude, flexible and assertive;

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills;

  • Able to empower the team, plan tasks and monitor progress and results;

  • Able to defend own opinion;

  • Able to work in multi-cultural setting;

  • Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English language.

Context of the position

Within ASML, the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification, design and engineering of the ASML products. Within D&E, the Software Cluster is concerned with the design, development, testing and integration of the complete software package which drives a generation of ASML products. In the SW Cluster, the department SW DE EUV SW Test and Integration is responsible for the qualification and releasing of the EUV Source software and as such an important gatekeeper to prevent non-quality deliveries to the field.

REQ ID: 6513