Senior Scrum Master

| San Jose, CA, USA
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ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market, and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world's leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

The Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), part of ASML Core IT Infrastructure Services, is an Agile Release Train (ART) that offers Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to other departments in the organization. About 50 other ASML teams make use of these cloud platforms in a DevOps way of working. This means they build, run, own (and fix) their own environment in the cloud. The role of the CCoE is not only to provide a stable, secure cloud platform, but also best practices and guidance, so the teams using cloud can fulfil their responsibility with regards to architecture, security, service management and cost management.

Job Mission

You are challenged by a demanding, dynamic and fast-changing, multicultural work environment. You are focused on and motivated by realizing business value. You're passionate about driving a team to perform at its maximum potential via continuous improvement, including coaching people in their personal development. You are pro-active and like working in a fast-paced Agile environment.

Are you the Scrum Master who is eager to learn and apply agile principles to expand ASML's fast growing business?

As a Senior Scrum Master in the Cloud Center of Excellence in the USA, you will be the servant leader that guides CCoE teams on how to support and advise customers in their cloud journey. You will work shoulder to shoulder with the Product Owner of your own team and collaborate with the Leading Coalition, other Product Owners, Scrum Masters and (business) stakeholders. Within the Agile Release Train, you will report to the Release Train Engineer (RTE) and actively participate in Scrum of Scrums. You are expected to be pro-active in reaching out to collaborate and discuss dependencies. It essential that you get to know internal customers who need your specific competence to create solutions in your team's scope.

You will help drive team development by means of routines (1-on-1 conversations), sprint reviews, refinement sessions, retrospectives and other Agile/SAFe rituals. As a Scrum Master, you play a crucial role as the most trusted person in your team and have strong coaching abilities. You are confident walking the fine line between transparency and discretion; you are mature enough to decide what needs to be shared and when, and with whom. You are key in providing the right level of information to the RTE, and help shape the teams in the ART. You support the RTE by identifying gaps or needs for improvement. How is your team evolving, maturing? Do you have the correct skillsets in the team; is there balance? Do you need more architects, or more platform engineers? Do you have sufficient seniors in the team, or are you heavy on junior engineers? What is the direction for professional development in your teams? How is the mindset & culture? Does it still fit with the vision of the ART? You are key in shaping the way forward for your teams on all these aspects, in close collaboration with the RTE.

This means you will need strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to be successful in this role. You will work towards meeting and exceeding expectations and you are flexible. You are ambitious and willing to embrace the opportunity to improve. You will identify and understand the needs of our clients and be responsive, logical, and flexible. To achieve your mission, you initiate meetings to analyze issues and to support, steer, and plan solutions.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

You must be work authorized in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • As scrum master for CCoE, you will lead the SAFe and scrum rituals, with strong focus on evaluation and continuous improvement. Relentless steering:
    • Driving the cooperation between team members and the cooperation with other teams to a next level: make it a truly High Performing Team.
    • Address impediments, for which many other teams need to be involved.
    • Address and if necessary, escalate bottlenecks
  • Lead by example together with the Product Owner.
  • Stakeholder management - You will support the team with escalations, communication and dependency management.
  • Team coaching - Support your team, be available to them and help them grow and be self-sustaining.
  • Team shaping- You continuously drive team development in close collaboration with the RTE and your fellow scrum masters. People never stop growing. Help & challenge your team.
  • Non-negotiable: 3 days per week in office. Shared office days are agreed by the whole team, not individually chosen.
  • Job description can change at any time.
  • Other duties performed as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters, preferably in Computer Science and/or IT function
  • Hard requirements:
    • Senior Scrum Master (>5 yrs)
    • IT experience (>5 years), IT Infrastructure experience is a plus
    • Experience with not only working Agile/Scrum, but also SAFe
    • Experience with building & maintaining customer relationships
  • Beneficial:
    • Azure & Google Cloud experience
    • Metrics/dashboarding experience
    • Supplier relations
    • Experience with interviewing, hiring and on/offboarding conversations

Skills & Competencies

  • Team player
  • Independent way of working in our dynamic explorative environment
  • Active listening, giving feedback
  • Robust personality with coaching abilities
  • Able to initiate, influence, challenge
  • Strong analytical view combined with pragmatic attitude (flexibility)
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal) and good knowledge of English
  • Creative, trying out new approaches to find out what is really hindering people to perform at best and improve towards strong ownership and high performance team.
  • Desire to learn and interested in a fast-growing, complex domain and engineering. It is key to have good interest in the Cloud solutions and technology and get a good understanding of what engineers are doing in the cloud.

Other Information

  • This position is located on-site in Silicon Valley. It works on a hybrid schedule, 3 days onsite, 2 days remote. It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check band any other tests that may be required.


Diversity and inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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ASML operates in the Semiconductor industry. The company is located in Wilton, CT. ASML was founded in 1984. It has 34760 total employees. To see all 66 open jobs at ASML, click here.
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