30+ days ago - req10429

Test Architect Embedded Software

Research & Development

Computer Science & Software Engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer Science & Software Engineering




Do you want to play an important role in testing our advanced embedded application software for Optical systems, in our state-of-the-art complex EUV products?
Are you up to a new challenge, to push boundaries, set new standards and make the impossible – possible?
Do you possess technical leadership skills and can you influence your stakeholders to deploy software test strategies and test methods?

Job Mission

The Imaging EUV software group is responsible for the software of 3 Optical column Functional clustrer: Illumination, Reticle Masking (ReMa) and Projection (POB). Our software orchestrates the behavior of powerful mechatronics and optics modules, in tight collaboration with various Development & Engineering and external experts and competences (optical, electronics, mechatronics, software, integration etc).
To make sure that our developers deliver highest quality and first time right software, we are looking for an architect to share the test strategy and test knowledge over 3 functional clusters, aiming for highest quality software, early bug finding and efficient and effective delivery.
In close collaboration with 3 Functional Cluster Architects, 3 Lead Testers and other group members (while staying independent in test domain), the job of Test Architect job gives you an opportunity to:
-manage the test activities in 3 Functional Clusters
-get inspired by new ideas and new technology
-share your knowledge
-get creative with Optical column software experts beyond the boundaries of our day-to-day projects.

Job Description

Your role is to define a test roadmap for the the whole Optical domain including a strategy how to realize this roadmap.
The main tasks & responsibilities are:
- Define a test strategy according to the department’s test strategy approach
- Adapt the test strategy to customer feedback/trends, ASML priorities and changes to the software design
- Anchor the test strategy within projects by performing an exemplary role within the context of projects and inspire and coach Lead testers and developers
- Participate in defining the simulation strategy to support efficient test execution in several environments.
- Assist the Group lead by performing software quality assessments and report the results in terms of coverage and remaining risks, including proposing improvement actions
- Review test related deliverables, observe automated regression test results, follow up actions, participate in patch hit analysis
- Develop test competence and contribute to continuous integration on department level
- In discussion with functional engineers, architects and developers, determine the impact of a deliverable to be able to define a smart test strategy.
- Look at deliverables from a customer’s point-of-view


BSc / MSc / PhD / PdEng education level in Computer Science, Physics, Electronics, Mechanics, Mathematics or comparable
ISTQB Foundation or T-Map Certificate. ISTQB Advanced level.


Experience in testing high-tech systems, including non-functional testing,
Experience with embedded systems,
Experience in writing high level test plans on basis of requirements, design documents and implicit knowledge of people, experience in definition of test strategy.
Experience with programming/scripting/automation, like: C, C++, Unix (e.g. csh), Linux, Python, 
Experience with version control (e.g. Clear Case, git), continuous integration, FMEA, test automation, stubs and mocks (e.g. Google Mock).

Personal skills

Strong communicative personality with good abstraction level, but also a pragmatic attitude
Excellent co-operation skills
Analytical skills, different levels of abstract thinking
Likes to break the system
Flexible and goal oriented, able to realize progress within an uncertain, rapidly changing environment
Able to work under pressure, takes ownership and is decisive

Other information

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as definedin the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidatesmust be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior tobeginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicantswho are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

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