6 days ago - req24418

Senior Optical Engineer

Research & development

Optical engineering

In a nutshell

Location

San Diego - CA, US

Team

Research & development

Experience

8+ years

Degree

Master

Job Category

Optical engineering

Introduction

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring 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, 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

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.

As a Sr. Optical Engineer you will specify, design, develop, and test optical systems.May require device-level expertise.Interact with mechanical engineering, hardware, and software design teams to assist in overall development of the optical systems.Primary technical interface for outsourced optical design projects.Tasks include specifying, selecting and qualifying active and passive optical components, developing and benchmarking optical system performance models, developing and implementing test procedures, and evaluating and selecting appropriate test instrumentation.

This position may require 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 the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Description

  • Assumes engineering responsibility for module or subsystem design from concept design through manufacturing transfer and ramp.
  • Assumes engineering responsibility for optical component and subassembly test development, data acquisition, analysis, and reporting.
  • Generates optical module or system concepts to meet product requirements.
  • Validates concepts through breadboard builds and analysis.
  • Performs detailed optical design, optical component layout, and ray tracing for new or improved optical subsystems.
  • Performs wavefront measurements and wavefront analysis of optical subsystems and components.
  • Performs optical tolerance analysis at system and subsystem level.
  • Manages a project plan including key deliverables, timeline, and budget.
  • Works with Mechanical Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
  • Drives full documentation of design including, BOM, drawings, and procedures.
  • Designs verification testing.
  • Manages development activities using the Cymer Product Development Process including concept reviews, design reviews, proto builds, pilot builds, verification testing, etc., with records and completion of all open action items.
  • Analyzes problems in existing systems, plan and conduct investigations, and develop solution proposals.
  • Coordinates all phases in the development of selected optical technologies, from inception through to product release.
  • Develops test plans, creates test procedures, performs tests and data reduction and evaluates test data.Modifies designs based upon test results.
  • Assembles and tests opto-mechanical and electro-optic prototypes.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing engineering to develop and implement designs that improve manufacturability.
  • Interfaces with purchasing to obtain prototype components for use in assemblies.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing personnel to coordinate the build of modified or new prototype assemblies.
  • Works with CAD personnel to create and/or modify component and assembly drawings.
  • Uses Cymer’s change management process to implement demonstrated product improvements.
  • May provide technical guidance and assistance to lower level optical engineers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

  • Requires a Masters in Optics Engineering, Chemistry or Physics, with 8 or more years of relevant work experience or a Ph.D. in Optics Engineering, Chemistry or Physics, with 3 or more years of relevant work related experience.

Experience

  • Requires 8 or more years of relevant work related experience with a MS degree.Three or more years of relevant work, related experience with a PhD.
  • A minimum of four (4) years Optical or Opto-mechanical Design experience.
  • Experience with product development desired.
  • Experience with Excimer Lasers desired.
  • Experience designing, specifying components for, and building experimental setups and prototype builds.
  • Ability to conduct systematic experimental measurements with a solid understanding of metrology error analysis.
  • Experience mounting optical components to minimize mechanically and thermally induced stress.FEA and modal analysis experience desired.
  • Demonstrated creativity in solving complex optical design problems.
  • In depth knowledge of optical engineering principles.
  • Experience with ray tracing.
  • Experience using Optical Design Software (Oslo, Zemax, Code 5, etc.).
  • Experience with Product Development tasks desired (bills of material, interfacing with vendors, procurement of material for prototyping, change management).
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

Personal skills

  • Ability to work either independently or as part of a development team.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work in a fast-moving high-tech environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Other information

  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel (specify domestic and/or international) dependent on business needs – specify percentage of travel.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability


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