30+ days ago - req19729

Algorithms Engineer

Research & development

Mathematics

In a nutshell

Location

Veldhoven, Netherlands

Team

Research & development

Experience

3-7 years

Degree

PhD

Job Category

Mathematics

Travel

No

Introduction

Are you interested in working on the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing by designing integral application solutions around the world’s most advanced lithography tools? For the Data Science & Control Algorithms group we are looking for an Algorithms Engineer.

The On-Product Performance department in the Applications business line develops, integrates, and qualifies functional modules and application packages in the area of wafer metrology (critical dimension and overlay) and wafer fab applications (process control system related). All development activities need to be conducted within the constraints of specification, time and budget as demanded by market conditions.

Job Mission

As an AlgorithmsEngineer you will design and help implement solutions that improve the overlay accuracy between layers and/or the critical dimension of printed features on actual product wafers of our customers (on-product performance). Your scope exceeds the overlay and imaging/focus performance of ASML’s lithographic equipment, and includes effects on the on-product performance caused by other processing equipment, masks, metrology, and the choices that are made by the customer on
how to do process setup and control.
You are responsible for creating and improving ASML’s application products that will improve the on-product performance of our customers. Your proposals for application product improvement can cover a wide variety of solutions concerning choices in process control strategies, optimization of process corrections, process fingerprint estimation and prediction, measurement strategies and process fingerprint root cause analysis.

By combining scanner and metrology measurements with information on fab usage conditions through techniques from the field of statistics and process control theory, you discover relations between stochastic variables and design adaptive models that generalize well and can deal with uncertainty. Certain data is inexpensive and abundant, while other data is expensive and sparse. Besides their main purpose as lithographic tools, our scanners are not only generating a lot of valuable data, they are also excellent actuators to correct for process fingerprints.

Since you will be working with sensitive customer data, a high level of integrity is required for securing confidentiality. At the same time you are expected to be able to translate customer problems and requests in into ASML product improvements.

Job Description

The job consists of following activities:

  • You’ll be responsible for designing, prototyping, and validating optimization strategies and statistics / modeling algorithms in Matlab
  • Develop validated product (improvement) proposals and a design for these such that it can be implemented by software engineers.
  • Assist the software engineers with the implementation by explaining the design, and during testing / validation.
  • Interact with the project manager.
  • Maximize the value of ASML products to the benefit of the customer
  • Participate actively in identifying future product features
  • When required, you’ll also be responsible for customer data analysis with the above mentioned models and algorithms, occasionally on-site at a customer

Education

Master/PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics with a solid background in the majority of the following fields: optimization, statistics, linear regression, linear algebra, control theory, design of experiments, algorithms, data science and data analysis.

Experience

We are looking for people with 5-10 years of experience in an (industrial) research, development, or process control organization. Experience within the semiconductor industry is desirable, but not required.

Personal skills

  • Broad thinker
  • Able to reach objectives
  • Communicate pro-actively
  • Taking responsibility
  • Acting decisive
  • Team player

Context of the position

The holder of this position reports to the group lead of AP DE OPP Data Science & Control Algorithms, interacts with the Project Manager and operates within multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

Other information

Key words:
Optimization, Linear regression, Process Control, Applied Statistics, Modeling, Machine Learning, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Bayesian Modeling, Semiconductors, Lithography, Overlay, Imaging, Engineering