30+ days ago - req16192

Optical Metrology Design Engineer

Research & development


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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



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Are you challenged by demanding projects in a multidisciplinary context? Do you have the technical capabilities to develop and industrialize optical systems?Are you able to cooperate in a technical team of professionals in order to realize defiant customer requirements? Please contact us today. We currently have exciting opportunities for an Optical Metrology Design Engineer.

Job Mission

AsOptical Metrology Design Engineer in our development and engineering department Applications you will be a key player in a multidisciplinary environment in which you will have to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in:

  • Analyzing application requirements.
  • Specifying and designing metrology modules and its components. Integrating, calibrating and testing the metrology system.

Job Description

You will work in a multidisciplinary project (physics, mechanics, electronics, mechatronics, and software) that develops the optical column for the Yieldstar metrology tool.

  • Analyze the application of the measurement function.
  • Define and discuss the specification of the light source, optical submodules, detectors, hardwarecalibration and software drivers, image processing, and their qualification in order to meet the application requirements.
  • Interact with suppliers and other D&E groups on (sub-) module requirements, implementation considerations and qualification
  • Generate effective and creative solutions in order to realize these requirements, including specification towards software engineering
  • Modeling and experimental verification of the system performance of the Yieldstar.
  • Support the production process and field maintenance methods of the system and its use by the final customers.


Applied Physics on at least Master level, or similar.


We are looking for candidates with different experience levels in the mentioned field of interest.

  • Knowledge of optics, laser and fiber physics.
  • Experience with hardware development and sourcing.
  • Experience with specifying and sourcing optical (sub-) systems and components
  • Hands on experience with optical systems setup and use
  • Experience with optical design and analysis tools
  • Experience with image processing.
  • Experience with data analysis in MatLab.
  • Experience with working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience with writing requirements for software engineers and/or suppliers.
  • Affinity with mechatronics and thermal design

Personal skills

  • Self-motivated and willingness to learn and adapt quickly.
  • Hands-on mentality and result orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
  • Good communicational skills and knowledge of English.
  • Ambition to grow to a managerial role is not a necessity, but career development in that direction can certainly be discussed.

Context of the position

The Yieldstar Hardware Sensing group is, within the sector Development and Engineering, part of the Applications business line. We develop and deliver solutions to measure properties of a features on a semiconductor wafer. These measurements are then used to control and improve the performance of lithographic systems that produce semiconductors devices. One of the main products in the portfolio is the YieldStar metrology tool. The Sensing group is responsible for the development of the full optical column and wafer alignment sub-systems of this tool.

Other information

Including a personalized motivation letter is highly appreciated.