30+ days ago - req11641

CO2 Optical and Controls System Integration Engineer

Research & development

Optical engineering


In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


0-2 years



Job Category

Optical engineering, Physics


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 Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

“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 Mission

The CO2 Optical and Controls System Integration Engineer will support design, development, and integration of next-generation optical subsystems for the creation and control of EUV light.S/he will need to be able to perform analysis, verification, and trouble-shooting on complex optical systems. The engineer will also be responsible for data collection, data analysis, system integration and validation, trouble-shooting, issue resolution management, test plan development, test analysis reports, and remote and on-site field support for customer escalations.S/he will represent the High Power Drive Laser (HPDL), High Power Seed Module (HPSM) and High Power Amplification Chain (HPAC) projects in San Diego and serve as an interface to these design projects, which are based in the Netherlands

Job Description

  • Represent ASML Netherlands development & engineering projects in San Diego
  • Support project meetings to ensure close alignment to project development activities and escalations, requiring early morning calls and meetings to gain alignment and share knowledge
  • Provide a broad laser, laser optics and controls engineering background to create test plans, secure system test time, assemble test hardware, and perform validation testing of HPDL, HPSM and HPAC deliverables
  • Review requirements, specifications, software release documents, issue resolution plans, test plans, and test reports with internal and external customers
  • Provides optical engineering knowledge for issue resolution of optical systems
  • Interacts closely with development engineers, scientists, suppliers, and QA engineers to resolve quality issues
  • Assists with driving full documentation including sequences, procedures, bills of material (BOM), and drawings
  • Receive knowledge transfer from projects on new module releases
  • Provide knowledge transfer training to Upgrades, Integration, Customer Service, and Manufacturing personnel
  • Audit engineering changes (EC) and associated documentation for planned upgrades in San Diego
  • Recommend improvements to projects in regard to safety, reliability, availability, manufacturability, and serviceability
  • Travel to internal and customer sites (domestic and overseas) to receive training, provide training, trouble-shoot, upgrade, and optimize laser and beam delivery systems (<20%)
  • Work according to safety rules and report near misses and safety issues accurately and immediately
  • Develop and mentor junior engineers
  • Effectively works and prioritizes activities with minimal supervision or direction
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Requires a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Physics or Optics, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in physics or optics.No experience is required with a Master’s Degree, but some experience is preferred.


  • Knowledge and experience in optical alignment, optical controls, laser-induced plasma, and optical metrology
  • Experience in semiconductor equipment development a plus
  • Experience with optical systems and optical alignment
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience with developing, setting up, running, and collecting data from test experiments
  • Experience with common electrical test equipment (multimeter, signal generator, oscilloscope, analog digital converters, and digital analog converters)
  • Experience with MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and electronic e-mail systems

Personal skills

  • Ability to translate and statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and graphical formats.
  • Ability to develop analysis tools, trouble-shooting guides, and action plans
  • Flexibility, when needed, in work schedule including alternating weekend, day, and night shifts and travel to oversees customer sites at short notice (<20%)
  • The employee is required to support off-hours/on-call phone support for escalation management

Context of the position

The EUV Source Team in San Diego operates in a fast-paced, uniquely innovative, and challenging environment. We create new-to-industry solutions, coupled with rapid productization to support an aggressive commercialization plan for ASML’s EUV technology at semiconductor manufacturers worldwide.The CO2 Satellite Team is responsible for the integration, qualification, and support of the CO2 laser system and beam delivery system. The complexity of the EUV Source puts exciting and challenging demands on the CO2 Satellite Optical Engineer who will be engaged in integration and support of the lasers and optical system, all working under extremely challenging dynamic conditions to produce stable EUV light.

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