26 days ago - req11853

Staff Test Engineer

Research & development

Optical engineering


In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


8+ 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

Are you interested in complex technology that enables the world to have leading edge electronic devices?Would you like to contribute to the rise of enhanced cell phones, self-driving automobiles, and the internet of things?Well, the photons created by Cymer’s light sources are a key part of making this happen.Be a part of this driving force and join Cymer’s team of deep ultraviolet (DUV) laser design engineers.This test engineer position will characterize new design concepts of modules and system features and qualify final designs for release to production and fielded systems.

Job Description

As a member of the engineering team, supports engineering, research and development and manufacturing in the testing of optical, mechanical and electrical modules and sub-systems, and the integration and test of complex systems.Qualifies new product designs through design verification tests.Defines, designs, implements, and maintains engineering and manufacturing automated test equipment, test strategies, and test specifications for sub assemblies, both electrical and electromechanical in nature, and complete systems.Designs and/or selects test equipment capable of implementing the tests.Troubleshoots product and test equipment and qualifies test process and equipment.Completes specifications and procedures for new products.Plans the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices.

  • Develops and performs a wide variety of electrical, optical and mechanical test processes.
  • Defines test requirements based upon design documents.


  • Degree in Electronics, Optics or Physical Sciences.


Specialist in advanced technical or business skills.Individuals with a customer focus have developed the acumen to cultivate and develop lasting customer relations. May have advanced degree (Master's, PhD). Minimum of ten (10) years of experience is required.

  • Preferred experience in analog or digital technology and optics.

Personal skills

  • Performs data collection, statistical analysis, and report summarization.Effectively reports problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Proficient at designing and running tests to evaluate power distribution, digital, analog and serial signals, and optical beam parameters.
  • Understanding of manufacturing test including how and what to test for production and engineering design verification.
  • Knowledge of LASERs (knowledge of excimer laser operation preferred).
  • Proficient in reading and creating electrical schematics and using manufacturers’ product cut sheets to select components to purchase.
  • Ability to calculate voltage drops, tolerance stack up, acceptance criteria, fusing, cable and connector requirements.
  • Ability to apply algebra, geometry, and statistics skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Requires the ability to utilize standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators and power meters with no direction.
  • Defines all test requirements and differentiates design verification, reliability, in-circuit-testing and functional testing.
  • Assists other test engineers for best common solutions.
  • Produces clear, concise documentation in defined Cymer formats.
  • Demonstrates the test equipment and process meets the requirements through verification testing.
  • Validates test equipment design ideas by calculating stack up tolerances, providing analysis of options.
  • Sets up standard optical table and diagnostic equipment according to general instructions.
  • Troubleshoots and isolates problems in laboratory equipment.
  • Uses sophisticated computer programs and diagnostic equipment to test laser performance according to descriptive instructions.
  • Performs optical alignment of laser systems or external diagnostic equipment based upon general instructions
  • May be assigned to a special project, such as instrument construction and alignment, working under descriptive instructions
  • Responsible for Lab safe operation.
  • Collects data, analyzes it, summarizes results, and prepares presentation of results for review.
  • Gathers information from drawings, specifications and design engineers necessary to develop tests and documentation.
  • Participates in acceptance testing the design.
  • Compiles test data to demonstrate the test equipment built meets the specified requirements.
  • Interfaces with software engineers to ensure successful software and hardware integration.
  • Writes test procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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