19 days ago - req19836

Physics Design Engineer - Focus Performance

Research & development


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



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If you have the strength of personality to take ownership of a problem and create a vision of how to solve It – a visionthat also inspires others - then the ASML DUV System Performance department is your ideal environment for personal development and professional growth.

Job Mission

As a Focus Engineer you will be a key player in making the performance of our scanners meet our customer’s demands. You will be responsible for predicting focus performance of our future scanners or enhancement products, and assess, troubleshoot and optimize focus performance of our high-end tools.

Job Description

Our customers are making computer chips and our lithography systems enable this by imaging the customer products on their wafers. Key performance parameters to achieve this are the absolute focus of the system, the focus variations and the focus stability.
You will be technically challenged to understand the complex system, all the dependencies and define new focus solutions to improve the system. You will be responsible to design, create, test and integrate complex focus solutions within the boundaries defined by the system specifications, budgeted costs and planning.
Next to the technically challenges, you will need to use your teamwork skills to solve problems and optimize focus system performance during the integration phase of new products. You will cooperate with colleagues within your own focus competence group, with colleagues delivering system modules that can impact focus, as well as with representatives from the factory and field.
Your personal talents will be urgently required during the system integration phase, as deviations in expected system performance levels emerge in this phase, after the separate functional modules have been designed, developed and delivered. You will need to combine your creative problem-solving abilities and analytical thinking to develop innovative solutions to resolve disturbances quickly and if needed to come up with mitigation solutions to ensure program continuation.

Working at ASML as a focus engineer is about being part of a dynamic, fast-paced and technologically high skilled community. There is an open and multi diverse community, that offers great career opportunities, an inspirational environment to be challenged and to have fun.
Main responsibilities

  • To enable enhanced machine focus solutions; by integrating, analyzing and supporting the design and application of complex system performance and (sub)system functionality
  • To specify the necessary focus requirements, test methodology, and functionality within the system, in order to achieve the desired system performance
  • To deliver customized focus solutions that address specific usage problems and customer use cases


Solid Technical Background (Master of PhD in physics, optics or similar), with preference in applicable technical field, including data analysis and statistical methods.


Engineers with > 1 year of relevant professional experience in research or industry are welcome to apply

Personal skills

  • Pragmatic and pro-active attitude
  • Creativity and can think out of the box
  • Show initiative and speak up
  • Ability to give technical guidance to less experienced engineers
  • Team spirit (working with KanBan method)
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Good communicational skills and able to convey complex topics in an understandable fashion
  • Good command of the English language

Other information

High quality people are a key asset to our company. To recognize that, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages to attract and retain the very best people and let them share in the success that they build. Our rewards philosophy is to attract and retain specific professional knowledge and competencies within the company by offering a competitive package in local markets where ASML is active.
This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.