30+ days ago - req15157

Group Lead Wafer Alignment Sensor C Functional

Research & development

Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Optical engineering




ASML 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 main headquarters are located in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we also have 18 office locations around the United States- including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Job Mission

ASML, a market leader in the semiconductor lithography equipment, is looking to fill the role of Group Leader within the Functional group for the Wafer Alignment Sensor (WAS) Department in Wilton Connecticut.

The role will require managerial and technical leadership for a functional group working on the concept, analysis, development and delivery of functionality of intricate optical metrology sensor. We are looking for someone with a technical background, strong people leadership skills, and the drive and ownership to jump in and support product deliverables as needed.

This is a technical competence group where a complex engineering background and analytic thought are as important as inspiring leadership and people development.

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. ASML’s corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Manufacturing sites and research and development facilities are located in Connecticut, California and the Netherlands. Technology development centers and training facilities are located in the United States, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Taiwan. Additionally, ASML provides optimal service to its customers via over 50 sales and service organizations in 16 countries. Founded in the Netherlands in 1984, the company is publicly traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.

Job Description

This person will be part of the WAS department leadership team, report to the Department Manager.

The job requires a strong and accomplished leader to:
-Direct manager of a team of25-30 people who consist of engineers and scientists in relevant disciplines like optics, physics, electrical engineering, etc.
-Be responsible for people management and career development activities including on-boarding, mentoring, coaching, and performance evaluations.
-Lead recruiting activities for the WAS department, and support recruiting activities for the WAS Department and the Wilton D&E organization.
-Take responsibility and ownership of the technology competence in optical metrology sensor functionality including organizing competence development (requires technical expertise), training, communication, and maturity management. Develop, organize and timely update materials to document sensor functionality.
-Support optical sensor technology and product development. Work with project managers and architects on technology road mapping, competence development, and structural problem solving;
-Lead the engineers to perform conceptual design, analysis, and development of new products and structural improvements to existing products.
-Work with multiple engineering disciplines and co-developers to ensure timely realization of competitive, serviceable products that keep the semiconductor industry moving forward.
-Build an organization of technical leadership and teamwork that offers employees the opportunity to excel their growth potential through active performance management, coaching, and structured people development on training.
-Supervise technical progress of the team and their technical presentations, and drive organizational solutions finding and resolving of technical issues with an empowered team.
-Lead initiatives to further improve the quality and efficiency of the organization.
-Support timely deliveries of the Wafer Alignment Sensor projects at the right quality, meeting specified performance.
-Be responsible for resource allocation, timely anticipating program staffing and competency skillset needs.
-Create a vision for the functional group and drive team for further development and maturity of the functional competency.


-MSc (or BSc with relevant experience) in Physics or Engineering, or equivalent experience.
-Advanced degree is preferred.
-Degree in technical management field (Management of Technology or Engineering Management) a plus.


-Professional with 4 to 10 years of industry experience in development of complex high-tech systems.
-Experience in multi-disciplinary technical team leadership / management including people & process development of highly educated experts.

Personal skills

-Strong leadership and ownership characteristics – demonstrated commitment to achieving results on time.
-Timely recognize project risks and structural issues; organize required infrastructure and supportfor the root cause investigations and problem containments.
-Strong written and oral communicative skills – ability to communicate effectively with the stakeholders on the different levels: team, program management, technology partners and customers.
-Strong quality orientation and highly developed interpersonal skills.
-Capability to interface with multidisciplinary groups (including senior leadership), and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous projects on schedule.
-Be willing to own the integrated systems performance, and support the entire product life-cycle (development through sustaining engineering), strive to enable your team to deliver the right design solution for the right cost at the right time.
-Ability to inspire and coach individuals and groups to achieve career development and performance targets.

Context of the position

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 20 pounds.
-May require travel dependent on company 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.

Other information

ASML Offers:
-A challenging opportunity to expand your knowledge in a wide variety of engineering application areas and to work on problems spanning all technical fields.
-Highly creative and qualified teams with a diversity of experience.
-Great career opportunities at a quickly growing high-tech company.
-World class technical problems to solve.

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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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