Application Information Security Risk Manager

  • Job category IT
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10007713
  • Location Veldhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER, Interim/independent
  • Industry High Tech, IT & Telecom

About this vacancy


ASML is the largest supplier in the world of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry and manufactures machines for the production of integrated circuits. It is a heavily R&D driven company, and as such, it is critical that we properly safeguard our intellectual property. As an information security manager, you will manage information security risks within the R&D domain, which is a challenging position in an intellectual property-driven enterprise.

R&D Security Risk Management (SRM) operates within the R&D domain, which includes Development & Engineering, System Engineering and all Business Lines. R&D SRM is responsible for keeping information security risks within the R&D risk appetite by identifying and assessing risks, driving risk mitigation and monitoring execution.

In the ASML security governance information security risk management is embedded in the sectors itself via so-called sector Security risk management.

As an information security risk manager you will manage information security risks in the R&D domain, which is a challenging position in an Intellectual Property driven enterprise. Throughout the company multiple disciplines are required to ensure proper identification, mitigation and management of these risks.

As part of this profile you will be responsible for:

  • Advice on information security risk management in the (big) data domain
  • Performance of information security risk assessments on processes and applications
  • Communicate and advise on security risk management in projects and, business and IT partners on information security improvements and requirements.


Job description

Job Description

Ensure security risks do not exceed the risk appetite by timely identifying and assessing risks and propose mitigating controls conform best practice, policies and standards. Identify gaps, propose improvements and update/create policies, standards, means and methods. Monitor and report adherence to required security controls.

This role focusses on information security in the applications and projects domain by amongst others performing Information Systems Security Assessments over R&D owned applications/information systems. Besides these domains you will be expected to also perform/assist in generic security risk assessments and support the R&D Security Risk Management team as a whole.


Job Description

  • Advice on information security risk management in the (big) data domain
  • Performing Information Systems Security Assessments, write Information Systems Security Reports and provide guidance to risk owners on management response and mitigation.
  • Contribute to improving means and methods related to our focus domains.
  • Align with other projects and application security competences (IT and Business) within the security community.
  • Perform, advice and follow up on generic risk assessments and identified risks.
  • Drive mitigation of agreed controls
  • Update the D&E security risk register
  • Ensure compliance to security policies and standards
  • Alignment with IT (-security) on controls and activities required


You are based in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. You will be employed in the R&D Security Risk Management (SRM) team which is part of the Development and Engineering Information Management department. You will be reporting to the Application security and project security focus group leads and functionally reporting to the R&D Sector Security Risk Manager.

You are a member of the ASML Security community; collaborating also together with Security Risk Managers in other sectors.


ASML is a successful Dutch high-tech enterprise that produces complex lithography systems used by chip manufacturers in the production of integrated circuits. ASML is at the cutting edge of this technology and delivers systems to all the world's leading chip manufacturers. ASML's employees are among the most creative talents in the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, mechanical engineering and software. Every day they collaborate in close-knit multidisciplinary teams in which members listen to and learn from one another and exchange ideas. It is the ideal environment for professional development and personal growth.

ASML is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

Offer description

You will be employed by YER and seconded to ASML. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits (e.g. work-life balance, pension, commuting allowance or potentially a lease car)
  • Intensive support for international candidates (Including, Visa support, 30% rule, Free Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance)

§  Community/network/assignments with other technology professionals from a variety of our multinational clients; ASML, Philips, NXP, KLM, Rabobank, Siemens, MSD, Canon etc.

§  Development opportunities, full access to the New Heroes training portal & the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach

§  Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office

§  Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies

Candidate profile


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in information security risk management.
  • Knowledge and experience of Big Data and Big Compute security with relevant modern technologies
  • Strong understanding of data structures
  • Experience with several techniques such as Data Migration, Data Pipelining, Data Mining
  • Experience with Identity and Access Management processes.
  • A bachelor degree or higher and relevant education in Information Security, Audit, Cloud and/or SAP Security.
  • In possession of valid industry certifications (CISM, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CCSP).
  • In possession of a valid work permit for The Netherlands.
  • Understanding / knowledge / experience in the IT security domain.
  • Experience with the ISO27001 & ISO31000 risk management framework.
  • Affinity with Research and Development processes, way of working and culture.
  • Pro; Knowledge of export regulations.
  • Pro; Able to understand and translate IT threats and vulnerabilities to business risk.


Personal skills

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Communication and stakeholder management skills at different levels of the organization and with outside vendors and service providers.
  • Dealing with resistance and reluctance.
  • Pro-active and self-motivated with the proven ability to drive results.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Fluent English (written and verbal).