Platform Infrastructure Engineer

  • Vakgebied IT
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10014709
  • Locatie Veldhoven
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER
  • Branche IT & Telecom

Over deze vacature


ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductor-chip-making equipment. A majority of the world’s microchips receive their critical lithographic patterning in machines made by ASML. In addition ASML produces metrology tools and advanced applications to analyze and optimize the performance of the customer production process.


Job Mission

In one line: Do your part to ensure that with growing number of installs of VCP the D&E team can stay stable in size. Reduction of manual actions needed for install and upgrade, resolve structural stability issues and design automated tests suites to qualify bot design and system setup on customer site.

Investigate issues at hand, define root causes and design, develop, test structural reliability improvements. Share your knowledge and work with the first line support team on the most complex issues.

80% of your time is spend on development work, you aid dedicated support teams of Managed Operations department in their work. 


Job Description

The platform under development shall be the foundation under the applications developed at ASML. This is a task for other teams, we do platform. You develop solutions to ensure the platform can e.g. support customer specific hardware configuration and different sub sets of applications that run on the platform.

Some examples potential tasks; design and build or configure a solution that can determine the configuration of the platform and identify the deltas between the configuration as build versus the configuration as designed. A second one; troubleshoot problems with platform DNS and come to solutions to prevent cross talk between internal and external DNS requests.


The Managed Operations (MO) department, active 24/7 in 3 geographical locations (time zones) is in between customer and the Site Reliability Engineering team. As such monitoring and alert handling is not in the scope of the SRD at ASML. Where MO cannot address the problem the Site Reliability Developer (SRD) comes in to support solving the problem at hand. It is the task of the SRD team to enable their MO counterpart to handle alerts without escalation by clear documentation and well defined automated corrective actions.


A great SRD will take the learning from the incident to improve the system in a next release. Via automation, automation and automation plus reduction of moving parts, upgrades of critical components or additional alerting the SRD tries to bring back the number of alerts back to ‘0’. The time that is saved is spent on adding features and capabilities to the platform to further drive the applications roadmap of ASML.


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.


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

  • Excellent Remuneration (depending on level of expertise)
  • 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


Responsibilities of this role:

§  Define and implement structural improvements using Ansible and Python coding to simplify configurations and drive uptime

§  Root cause finding with your team of the most complex issues, sometimes these are deep inside the Linux OS.

§  Development of new features that help to further improve the platform stability; e.g. failover designs and automated test to qualify zone failover

§  Build Ansible playbooks, maintainable, configurable


Skills & Experience


Highly valued qualifications & experiences

§  Experience with DC/OS

§  Fan of automatic testing and qualification, if can be part of CI/CD pipeline.

§  Affinity to dig deep into the details of networking issues

§  Available to work (remotely) outside regular office hours when it proves that attempt to build a fail-safe system was not yet successful. We really want this to be an exception, not a rule


Required qualifications & experiences

§  Knowledge of distributed computing systems, practical experience (must!)

§  Experience with Ansible, creator of playbooks and roles

§  Linux expert, administrator, extensive experience troubleshooting complex Linux issues.

§  Networking Expert, understand TCP/IP protocol, troubleshoot firewall config issues etc.

§  Understands RHEV and Virtual Machines


Personal skills

§  Problem solving / Go-fix mentality

§  Broad Obsession about e.g, Ansible, Networking, Linux, Hadoop, Failover designs and virtualization (RHEV)

§  Flexible, we are a 5 x 8 organization but if must we do not stop there.

§  Likes to deliver working products, functionality over latest greatest technology


Context of the position

You will be working at Business Line Applications. This is a product development team. You are not supporting “the business”, you are the business.

There are 2 infra teams, 20-30 engineers, Product Owners and Scrum Masters working on the platform layers.

The application development teams that develop the business critical applications consist of 15-25 teams. The organization is large, we develop our process in parallel to the product.



Ansible, DC/OS, D2IQ, Mesosphere, HDFS, MongoDB, Docker, UCR, Spring Boot, Splunk, Linux, HDP, Nexus, JIRA, Scrum, RHEV, RHEL, Commvault, Key-cloak