30+ days ago - req19588

Application Development Engineer- Inspection

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development


0-2 years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science




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. Having joined the ASML family in 2016, HMI has become an integral part of our holistic lithography portfolio with innovative e-beam inspections solutions.

“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

Develop application for world’s most advanced e-beam inspection systems to enhance their value. Provide application support to increase the utilization of high throughput e-beam system for customer’s yield enhancement in high volume manufacture environment. Working closely with customer and development engineering, application development engineer is responsible for developing application using high resolution, high throughput e-beam systems to provide monitor and control solution for advanced nodes in semi-conductor industries.

Job Description

Provide application support at customer site on evaluation of world’s most advanced single-beam (SBI), multi-beam inspection (MBI) system. Scope includes recipe setup, recipe optimization, defect classification, result analysis, report making, and issue escalation.
Support application development activities for SBI and MBI systems, novel E-beam application adoption, and novel inspection methods.
Involve in customer use case analysis, function demonstration, tool matching, and documentation.
Identify gaps between system’s capability and customer’s inspection needs. Work with D&E and system engineers on feasibility studies to validate potential solutions.
Document and transfer new applications to worldwide customer support team.
Provide application training for customers and local field application engineers.
Engage with customer on novel application products for new business opportunities.
Up to 20% time travel to support other customer sites.


M.S. and above in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Material Science or Chemical Engineering.


Minimum 3 years’ experience in related fields is a plus for candidates, including IC manufacturing, semiconductor process technology, ebeam inspection metrology or equivalent experience.
Hands-on experience on semiconductor process or equipment is required
Fast learner with strong self-motivation to grow technically; be able to perform job at high standard with minimum supervision, and demonstrated ability to thrive in a high pressure and fast paced environment.

Personal skills

Communication skill: Able to communicate with counterparts efficiently on project work.
Team work: Good team player to drive product development with stakeholders.

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 performingthe 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 isoccasionally required to move around the campus.
The employee mayoccasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
May require traveldependent on business needs.
Specific visionabilities required by this job include close vision, color vision,peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Can work underdeadlines.
The environmentgenerally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
Must be able toread and interpret data, information, and documents.
Can observe andrespond to people and situations and interact with others encountered inthe course of work.
Can learn andapply new information or skills.
Responsibilitiesinclude periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for producttechnical support and special support projects.
Work may includeonsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment &modules.
Position willrequire technical work activity in a clean-room production environmentand/or laboratory setting.
The environmentgenerally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
Occasionally maybe exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases(fluorine).
Must be able towork in small, confined spaces.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

Other information

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability