14 days ago - req13253

Sub-Function Architect DUV Wafer Tables

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Physics, Other technical job categories




Are you energized by being the technical motor for the development of our wafer tables? Are you able to play with the different disciplines that come together in these products? Do you enjoy challenging and complex technical puzzles? If so, then we can offer you an attractive position as a Sub-function architect. As our wafer tables actually hold our customers product, the wafer, you can truly make a difference! A great opportunity for your professional and personal growth.

Job Mission

As an ASML Sub-function architect, you drive the development of wafer tables that are used in the wafer stage. You will be the key player in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment.

Primarily you will be involved in the specification, design and realization of next generation wafer tables. In this process you will be involved in starting and conducting feasibility studies, followed by specification and design, and ending with realization and integration. During all these steps you will be cooperating with multiple disciplines and suppliers. You will discuss design aspects, analyze system problems, and support and plan issue resolution with peers. You will be able to present your findings and results to management. Finally, you get the chance and you are encouraged to integrate with the dynamic and diverse ASML community.

Job Description

The main responsibilities of a Sub-function architect consist of:

  • Requirements engineering: translate system requirements into wafer table requirements.
  • Generating and verifying solutions that realize the specified requirements on both performance and industrialization aspects. You drive verification of the proposed solutions by testing and modelling.
  • Contribution to the wafer tables roadmap: you generate solutions that increase customer value.
  • Interfacing with other projects and suppliers: you guard the technical interfaces between the project and interfacing projects like wafer stage and wafer handler. You closely interact with wafer table manufacturers.
  • Communication and stakeholder management: you present technical progress in a clear way to the team and stakeholders. You drive consensus for technical decisions.
  • Pro-active risk management: you focus on mitigation of the most important risks and escalate to management when needed.
  • Issue solving: assist in analyzing and solving complex issues in the DUV scanner and at our suppliers in a structured way.


Mastes or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics or Electronics.


  • Over 5 years experience in an industrial environment with high tech products and complex production processes in multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Over 3 years experience as a technical architect, system designer, lead engineer or similar function.

Personal skills

  • Self-propelling: pro-active, taking initiative and always acting to the greater good of the product such that they serve our customer needs.
  • Excellent (English) communication skills in speech and writing for technical and managerial interaction.
  • Solid technical background on multiple technical disciplines and excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong social and communication skills to build lasting relations and lead technical teams.
  • Drive for quality.

Context of the position

The Wafer Table group is part of the Mechanical Development cluster and is responsible for development and delivery of qualified wafer tables which clamp the wafer onto the wafer stage of the scanner. Wafer tables are crucial to make lithography happen against the ever demanding specs on overlay, focus, and throughput while ensuring high availability. The holder of this position reports to the Group lead Wafer Tables.

Other information

We offer you a position in a team that consists of skilled, motivated people that have a passion for technology. At ASML we push capabilities of our technology to the level that is considered to be impossible by external experts. We also have a huge drive to truly understand what’s physically happening on the nanometer scale that we are examining. Though we stay pragmatic as our customers need real solutions, not just theories. Do you see yourself in this picture?