30+ days ago - req2356

System Engineer Patterning Control

Research & development



In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Physics, Mechatronics




ASML is looking for semiconductor professionals with deep knowledge on process integration, good understanding of etch, deposition, and lithography processes, experience in ASML customer fabs, and a capability to define, design, and drive total system solutions.

Job Mission

Technical Lead – including full ownership of technical scope and accountability for technical results - of Patterning Studies with an ASML partner company (a major deposition and etch tool supplier) with the goal to create new patterning product opportunities for the growing Business Line Applications product portfolio.

Job Description

Full technical ownership of Patterning Studies with an ASML partner company with high exposure (regular reviews on executive level).
Accountable for technical results and their successful translation into functionalities of ASML patterning products portfolio.

Main Objectives are:

-Requirements Analysis for ASML patterning products
-By understanding main contributors to Edge Placement Error
-By deeper understanding of non-litho processes

System Architecting for ASML patterning products

-By providing feasibility results for new metrology and control concepts
-Support Product System Engineers to create a vision for patterning products realization

Spread Patterning Knowledge within ASML

-Help to build ASML patterning competence (in all sectors and Business Lines)
-ASML-internal “marketing” for patterning study results and patterning solutions

Become a System Engineer

-Generalist instead of a specialist
-Take the broad system perspective
-Define, design and drive total system solutions.


-Master degree with typically 5 to 10 years of working experience
-Or PhD degree with typically 5 to 8 years of working experience


-Deep process integration knowledge (>5 years as process integration module owner in a customer fab, ideally less than 5 years ago)
-Customer fab experience with etch, deposition, and lithography process (ideally several years of experience as process engineer in etch and/or lithography)
-Good understanding of ASML products (Scanner and Applications)

Personal skills

Technical Competencies

-Manages a large number of technical uncertainties
-Acts as technical leader / coach / consultant
-Acts as an external spokesperson for the organization
-Balances between multi business drivers
-Is responsible for patterning performance of provided new functions
-Delegates extensive and complex tasks within and outside department
-Creates (part of) the business driver roadmap
-Gives input for balancing all business driver roadmaps
-Breaks down complex tool multi business driver level problems
-Looks at problems from different angles, finds multiple solutions to choose from
-Balances multiple tasks
-Defines, plans and prioritizes tasks and follow up on results in complex situations
-Acts as a Project Manager for a team of Architects
-Documents knowledge systematically and in an accessible way.

Leadership and behavioral competences

-Takes responsibility for decisions
-Looks for/recognizes opportunities and threats.
-Feels responsible to take initiative in complex situation and position.
-Understands market trends and their impact on customer needs
-Explains/ presents technical matters to people with different skills and background
-Demonstrates clear communication to own project team and ASML management
-Follows up and provides feedback on results, in situations with many uncertainties.
-Is able to interface, motivate and convince without using formal authority in complex situations
-Demonstrates effective, constructive cooperation in multidisciplinary teams in complex situations
-Remains effective when confronted with time pressure, resistance and set-backs in complex situation and position
-Handles priorities effectively and negotiates conflicts in the team or program
-Motivates drive and creativity in the team

Context of the position

Functional System Engineer (Principal Architect) reporting to Patterning Product System Engineers.

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