30+ days ago - req14924

EUV Staff Controls Systems Scientist

Research & development

Physics

In a nutshell

Location

San Diego - CA, US

Team

Research & development

Experience

3-7 years

Degree

Bachelor

Job Category

Physics

Travel

20%

Introduction

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

We are presenting you with a unique and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative Technology Development team, focused on conceiving and demonstrating the technologies required for next generations of high-power extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources. Based on a laser produced plasma (LPP), our light source relies on a wide range of unique and challenging technologies, ranging from laser light amplification and high-power optical systems to laser produced plasma for EUV generation, electro-optical signal detection and algorithm-based actuation for process control. You are invited to bring your passion, knowledge and expertise in areas of applied physics, plasmas, metrology, optics, controls, lasers, and experiment design to push the boundaries of these technologies forward.

In this role, you will advance the EUV control system architecture for next generation products. You will be invited to join the research team responsible for increasing Power and Dose of the next generation EUV product. You will interface with software teams, laser teams and plasma scientists working together to scale EUV power and stability. The team executes full scale architecture performance demonstrations, where the controls system is the heart of the EUV source. We are looking for someone who has the capability and drive to understand and push the existing technology forward into the future.

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • A controls scientist who can conduct research experiments designed to provide recommendations to product team that guide development of EUV source controls architecture.
  • Provide metrology, actuation, and stabilization design guidelines, performance requirements and procedures to product teams
  • More specifically, development laser to target control systems that allow for specific techniques for actuation, stabilization (both passive and active), and control in order to improve the EUV generation process
  • Identification of key scientific learning objectives and corresponding experimental design which will further the technological progress of the EUV generation process
  • Demonstration of system-wide performance targets to meet the future technology roadmap
  • Plan, develop and execute system and subsystem performance tests, analyze test results and extract actionable knowledge from sub-module to full-system levels
  • Document learning and communicate knowledge to engineering and product development teams to guide product improvement and release of new product nodes
  • Work independently and in teams to deliver on a stated objective, whether it be the pursuit of new knowledge, the demonstration of a new capability, or the characterization of existing performance

Education

PhD or MS degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in controls, software, plasma science engineering, photonics or equivalent fields.

Experience

  • Hands-on experience with complex system design and build, characterization, and troubleshooting
  • Deep understanding of control theory with educational experience
  • Deep understanding of scientific research methods and strong curiosity
  • Must be proficient to read/write software codes, C++, Python or Matlab, although writing software will not be a major part of this job. It may be necessary to dive into a related problem or to understand or test aspects of the controls system.
  • Ability to clearly and logically communicate ideas and knowledge to various audiences
  • Extensive experience with experimental data analysis and development of data analysis tools with, for instance, Matlab or Python and data acquisition systems such as NI Labview
  • The successful candidate will not only have excelled in their technical field, but will have demonstrated inter-personal and communications strengths
  • Practical experience with breadth of metrology techniques and system design, including laser produced plasma systems
  • High-precision optical metrology development, including associated high-speed data acquisition and integration with control system functionality
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a research project involving multiple stakeholders and constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team and lead investigation and research efforts

Other information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability