30+ days ago - req10493

Electrical Layout Architect

Research & development

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Electrical engineering




ASML US brings 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, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Hermes Microvision, Inc. (HMI), an ASML company, is a leading supplier of advanced E-beam inspection and pattern verification systems used for advanced semiconductor devices. HMI has multiple years of e-beam application experience and leadership in semiconductor factories, focused on high resolution and voltage contrast imaging. As part of ASML, HMI will boost ASML’s holistic lithographic portfolio of (i) lithography exposure systems, (ii) computational lithography and (iii) metrology. Between these three cornerstones ASML offers application products for process window enhancement, control and detection. We are located in the heart of San Jose and growing!

Job Mission

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

This position requires 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 ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology

Job Description

The Electrical Layout Architect is responsible for the specification, design, realization and qualification of the electrical and safety infrastructure. The electrical and safety infrastructure consists of the complete electrical path from sensor/actuator towards I/O and/or computational racks, meaning: All cabling from sensors/actuators up to I/O and/or computational racks Connection plates/boxes Computational racks (CPU/PLC)I/O racks (rear panels and/or backplanes) Mains distribution Electrical- and machine- safety architecture Machine based diagnosis of the products

The following deliverables are created by the Electrical Layout Architect: The functional overview describing the location of the electronics parts in the (sub) system. The functional block diagrams describing the functions within the (sub) system on a high level The functional specification (EPS), test specification (TPS), design specification (EDS) and qualification document (TAR) of the electrical infrastructure and electrical (sub) modules. Define, document and maintain requirements and roadmaps for the electrical layout infrastructure. o Translate the electrical infrastructure requirements from the customer in a product definition together with System Engineering and Marketing o Investigate and write down the requirements of production and service. o Concept study and definition of the electrical infrastructure of the products. o Perform trade-off studies to determine the preferred implementation scenario for the realization of the electrical infrastructure o Make concept designs that meet the international standards on electrical safety and EMC.

Some of the daily activities consist of:To act as an EDEV representative in a multidisciplinary design team. Make work breakdown and planning, agreed with other stakeholders. Manage outsourcing of Applications Electronics related modules.Transfer knowledge to production and service engineers. Solve problems during 1st product integration. Support production and service as an expert (4th line support).Analyze and solve reliability issues. Organize reviews with System Engineering.Act as a “knowledge base” and technical coach for E-Layout. Accountable for the realization of themaximum reuse of all standardized design building blocks for cabinets, and modules.


Bachelor or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.


Experienced as Architect, including experience with multidisciplinary system design.Has experience with general electrical engineering principles and electrical development methods and processes.

Technical skills: Has knowledge of electrical connection methods, AC mains power, DC power distribution and signal transmission. Has knowledge on standards for EMC and electrical safety (International (IEC) standards, US standards (NFPA, UL)) and preferably SEMI. Has the ability to set up cabling concepts. Can draw up specifications for components and support component standardization with component choices.

Personal skills

Highly motivated team player with good social and communication skills. Self-propelling, takes initiative/ownership in daily work. Structured, with eye for details. Pragmatic attitude. Fluent in English in speech and in writing.