Scrum Master (IT development teams)

Job title: Scrum Master (IT development teams)

Company: ASML

Job description: Founded in 1984, ASML is the world’s leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. ASML has its headquarters in Veldhoven the Netherlands and has R&D and manufacturing operations in North America, Asia and the Netherlands.
The IT division supports information management, infrastructure and automation and optimization of key business processes across ASML. The ICT infrastructure, hardware and applications are absolutely mission-critical for almost all ASML’s internal and external activities.
A sub-department within the IT organization is the IT Solution Delivery Corporate BPI&A (Business Process Improvement & Automation) team. This team is responsible for innovation projects (RPA, Chatbot) and changes in the IT systems supporting all sectors across the organizations.
Currently the ASML IT department is in an Agile Transformation, in which SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework 5.0) is being implemented.

Job Mission

As Scrum Master you are a servant leader with strong coaching skills and broad Scaled Agile experiences. You train your team(s) on Scrum practices, facilitate Scrum events and continuously stimulate your team(s) to improve to highly autonomous yet highly aligned team(s). You are working in close consultation with the Release Train Engineer, Product Owner and other Scrum Masters in the Agile Release Train for BPI&A. You will be helping your team to reach new heights with regards to predictability, quality and collaboration within the team, but also with other ART’s. All of this includes guidance of an onsite and offshore team.

The Scrum Master works closely together with:
The BPI&A group lead

  • The Product Owner for the team(s) you serve and coach
  • The Developers in your Agile teams
  • Other Scrum Masters in the IT organization (scrum master competence for 10% of your team)
  • The Agile Competence Center in ASML and many other stakeholders

Job Description

Main responsibilities:

  • Facilitates the team in getting the work done
  • Guides the team on how to get the most out of self-organization
  • Creates transparency and alignment on team speed, quality of deliverables and happiness
  • Signals and removes impediments to ensure the Agile team gets the work done
  • Facilitates the team into following the technical way of working and ensures quality related to own discipline is secured in the team
  • Creates focus in the team by shielding them from external interferences
  • Provides analyses of current team rituals, evaluates bottlenecks and advice regarding improvements in team rituals
  • Helps the people around the team to understand which interaction with the team is helpful or not
  • Coaches the team with handling dependencies and risks
  • Aligns with the PO and group lead
  • Ensures the pre-conditions are in place to start a work item (Definition of Ready)

Expected behavior: * Coaches on agile practices and behavior for everybody in and around the scrum team;

  • Builds team and coaches team members to act as a team;
  • Acts as a servant leader and escalation level for the team;
  • Chairs and drives the rituals (scrum, sprint and program increment), ensures its disciplined execution, helping the team to understand why this is important;
  • Drives team level continuous improvement, i.e. challenges the team in view of the agile key performance parameters towards greater efficiency;
  • Ensures alignment with other Scrum Masters on dependencies;
  • Ensures focus and keeps the teams from getting distracted;
  • Ensures collaboration between scrum teams.

Deliverables: * Timely delivery of the committed work items from the team’s backlog;

  • Facilitation of the team rituals (planning, retrospective, demo, standups, refinement, …);
  • Report the status of the team’s Program Increment (PI) objectives;
  • Transparency on team performance (metrics);
  • Transparency on dependency and risk status;
  • Report improvements and actions from the retrospectives;
  • Escalations to the release train engineer;
  • Ensure the tooling is up-to-date (Jira, ServiceNow);
  • Impediment resolution and escalation.

I have the best job in the world because..

  • I ensure the team delivers on time;
  • I see and help the team grow in their maturity;
  • I am a servant leader for the team solving team impediments;
  • I drive continuous improvement in the team;
  • I can use my wide variety of skills to mentor, coach, facilitate and lead the team and its surroundings;
  • I celebrate the successes of my team, and courageously show progress, impediments and improvements actions that are taken.


Master or Bachelor degree


  • Agile + SAFe certified ( and/or SAFe®certifications)
  • Experience in IT environments of corporate organizations
  • In possession of a valid work permit for The Netherlands
  • Team building and facilitation, removing roadblocks and knows everything about scrum

Nice to have

  • Knowledge in RPA and/or Chatbot technologies
  • Knowledge in Jira, Jira Align and ServiceNow

Personal skills

  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly-motivated, with a strong work ethic and able to work effectively under minimal supervision

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.

Expected salary:

Location: Veldhoven, Noord-Brabant

Job date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 05:37:39 GMT

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