20 days ago - req11599

Staff Electrical Engineer

Research & development

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Electrical engineering


ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.As the world’s leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer, ASML enables chipmakers to produce cheaper, speedier chips – and to produce them faster – thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The systems we produce integrate several large and sophisticated machines, themselves each a feat of engineering innovation, precision, and speed.

We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA (EUV laser source creation).We are currently recruiting for internships located at our office in San Diego, CA.

In the Cymer Light Source (CLS) division in San Diego, we design and manufacture Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) lasers, used directly in the chipmaking process. Far from a basic “consumer” laser, these machines are complex, powerful, and flexible. The lasers we make require: durable and high-speed precise motion-controlled optics to maintain wavelength to femtometer accuracy under high laser powers; advanced materials to endure the harsh Fluorine-rich environments and high powers; clever mechanical designs to allow high performance and fit all the parts within a confined space, but still allow easy manufacturing and servicing; very fast high power electronics and electrical designs to deliver short high voltage pulses at precise timing to control pulse energy within hundredths of a percent; gas flows at hurricane speeds to keep the laser discharge area clear; cutting edge controllers and algorithms to deliver stable and consistent performance and automate all operations; and advanced real-time electronics, firmware and software to control the laser and interact with other equipment. The laser needs to minimize use of expensive or rare resources like energy or Neon gas. It needs to actively control temperatures, pressures, gas concentrations and voltages precisely to maintain good performance. It must react instantly to changing customer demands and environmental conditions. And it needs to do all of this, operating continuously and reliably for months while producing billions of perfect light pulses, without any human intervention or downtime.

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

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

Job Mission

We are looking for a talented Staff Electrical Engineer with a strong and diverse background in digital and analog circuit design to join our DUV EE controls team.This position will be a key contributor in sustaining the embedded electronic control systems in our DUV lasers.

Job Description

  • Managing external Fabs and design partners on joint design and supply chain longevity projects.
  • Develops hardware specifications and theory of operations
  • Develops qualification and test plans for design verification testing
  • Conducts board bring up, trouble shooting, and performance characterization
  • Digital and analog circuit design
  • FPGA design in VHDL or Verilog
  • Circuit Board design (creates detailed schematics and directs printed circuit board component placement, routing, layout, and BOM release)
  • Determines key timing constraints for microprocessors, FPGAs, and bus architectures
  • Collaborates with software and technology teams on new product design and sustaining engineering
  • Other responsibilities may be added as business conditions arise


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.


  • At least 8 years of relevant work related experience.
  • Project leadership skills
  • Strong background in digital circuit design with microprocessors (ARM, PowerPC), FPGAs (Altera, Xilinx), and peripherals.
  • Good background in analog circuit design (sensors, amplifiers, ADC, grounding, shielding)
  • Experience in FPGA design using VHDL or Verilog
  • Design experience in bus architectures and signal interfaces such as PCI, PCIe, CAN, SPI, I2C, LVDS, USB, SDIO, Ethernet, EtherCat, and HDMI
  • Experience with schematic capture tools (OrCAD preferred)
  • Experience directing PCB layout (component placement, routing, design rules)
  • Hands on experience with board bring up and hardware troubleshooting
  • Experience with electronics test equipment - logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, communication bus analyzers, etc.
  • Experience creating specification and theory of operation documents

Other information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 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.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business. EOE