30+ days ago - req15379

Senior Software Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.As the world’s leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer, ASML enables chipmakers to produce cheaper, speedier chips – and to produce them faster – thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The systems we produce integrate several large and sophisticated machines, themselves each a feat of engineering innovation, precision, and speed.

We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA (EUV laser source creation).

Hermes Microvision, Inc. (HMI), an ASML company, is a leading supplier of advanced E-beam inspection and pattern verification systems used for advanced semiconductor devices. HMI has multiple years of e-beam application experience and leadership in semiconductor factories, focused on high resolution and voltage contrast imaging. As part of ASML, HMI will boost ASML’s holistic lithographic portfolio of (i) lithography exposure systems, (ii) computational lithography and (iii) metrology. Between these three cornerstones ASML offers application products for process window enhancement, control and detection. We are located in the heart of San Jose and growing!

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of progress.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

Job Description

    • Identify business requirements from product managers or stakeholders.
    • Interact with system/hardware/application engineers and developers to envision and create the high level software architecture and functional models for new generation of E-beam inspection machine.
    • Break down software building blocks to modules and development tasks.
    • Review software design and code to ensure clarity and quality. This usually requires hands-on developing prototypes, contributing code or evaluating technologies.
    • Write professional specification and design documents.
    • Define unified development standards and input for tool and environment selection.
    • Plan for software evolutionary paths and new technology insertion.
    • Identify risk and manage risk mitigation strategies associated with the architecture.


  • MS in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or equivalent; PhD preferred.


  • 7+ years of experience of relevant, work related experience as software architect
  • Expert in OOD, design patterns, and Windows software development using C#. Experience with C++ is desired
  • Strong knowledge of software development process
  • In depth experience in .Net Remoting, WCF, WPF, state machine, parallel programming and communication protocols
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of image processing, real time system, or semiconductor equipment control is a plus

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 AA M/F/Veteran/Disability