28 days ago - req22197

Staff Product Engineer - OPC

Research & development

Optical engineering

Computer science & software engineering


In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Optical engineering, Computer science & software engineering, Physics


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.

Job Mission

We are looking to hireahighly motivated, hands-on technical individual to support our state of the art Optical Proximity Correction product (OPC+). This position will be in our OPC PEG (Product Engineering Group) organization and focus more on advanced techniques. In this role, you will keep improving OPC+ competitiveness by extensive internal studies, innovative new ideas,advanced and new techniques such as Inverse Lithography and Machine Learning.

Job Description

The Product Engineering group is responsible for Tool Benchmark / New engagements, Product Definition (PRD), release testing with acceptance tests, second-line support of current accounts, and Training (internal / external). The team functions as a link between R&D and customers and interacts with most of the other teams (Marketing, Field, Sales, QA, etc.); therefore this job provides a broad exposure to whole pictures of the product. PEG engineers play a key role in shaping and directing product growth and development:

  • Understand the request/feedback from customers and envision the technical trend with the marketing team.
  • Define the details of new product features and improvements in each release.
  • Test and qualify the new feature and improvement in each release, providing the proof book, documentation, and training materials.
  • Support customers as a second-line engineer to Field engineers to resolve customer issues.
  • Engage in a new customer benchmark/evaluation, and provide the best solution with the Field team.


PhD. or Master'sin Electrical Engineering, Mathematical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Optics, Physics, Imaging Science, Mechanics, or equivalent experiences.


  • In-depth research or engineering experience.
  • 3 or more years of hands-on experience in semiconductor technology engineering with an emphasis on computational lithography, lithography, mask technologies, or related fields.
  • Direct experience in OPC (Optical Proximity Correction), including lithography simulation, RET, or advanced mask technology is a plus.
  • Direct experience in inverse lithography is a plus.
  • Direct experience in machine learning is a plus.

Personal skills

  • Strong problem solving and innovative thinking skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of lithography process.
  • Intermediate / advanced software programming skills: for example, Python, Lua, C/C++, and/or MATLAB
  • Quick learner and flexibility are key attributes.
  • Ability to work independently and also effectively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Context of the position

This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. Daily use of a computer is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings. The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described

Other information

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability