15 days ago - req26357

Sr Software Development Engineer

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




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 for software engineers who have a passion for designing and coding software for a distributed control system.Join Cymer/ASML and you will be joining a team that operates in a fast-paced, uniquely innovative and challenging environment to create new-to-industry solutions with rapid productization to support an aggressive commercialization plan for the EUV technology within ASML.

You will work with software architects and control system engineers as you develop software in response to the software and controls requirement and design documents. You will get to participate in designing for excellence, keeping in mind all the –cities and –abilities like reusability, modularity, simplicity, maintainability, …You will get to use UML to capture your design, you will also get to lead projects of small to medium size where you can analyze complex issues, determine the best test methodologies, and contribute in all aspects of the software development, build, test and release cycle.

Your universe will not just be the software team in San Diego, or even the controls team in San Diego, it will be your colleagues in all the functional teams in San Diego and Veldhoven, and as we try to meet our resource and budget challenges you will also work with our partners near-site, off-site as well as offshore.

And you may ask, what does the control system software do?Well, the control loops involve data exchange at speeds up to 100 kHz while data collection for diagnostics purposes is done at up to 1Khz rate. There is interaction between control loops running on quad core boards and platform software that runs on IBM bladecenter. Data is stored on board in postgres databases and is shipped via the fab network to data servers in San Diego. And our graphical user interface developed using Qt serves a complex set of users - operators, engineers, scientists and customers. And we don't forget safety, the control system has a Siemens PLC to ensure both human safety is ensured and machine damage is prevented.

Come and join our journey and you will be challenged and rewarded as you work alongside a group of talented, passionate and fun-loving engineers. You can tell your friends –I work on semiconductor lithography machines that allow the printing offiner features for the next generation of chips that power the innovations in the worldtoday.

This position requires 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 ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Description

  • Understand the software response to system and controls requirements, develop software based on software requirements and design, create Test Specification Documents, and deliver software solutions of highest quality
  • Work in hard and soft real time domain with complex hardware interfaces and various communication protocols (TCP/IP, Ethercat, Profinet)
  • Ability to develop code for a distributed control system. The coding will require programming in different languages (C++, Python) on different OS environments (VxWorks, CentOS).
  • Adapt to the approved Software Development Process and the Program Development Process, and be an active champion of process improvement.
  • Utilize knowledge to design software for large complex multi-processor systems.
  • Articulate (verbal and written) the design decisions and implementations made to management at Cymer /ASML, its development partners and the customer.
  • Participates in the screening and selection of software development team members and in the mentoring of new software development team members.


  • Requires Minimum of BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related Eng/Science fields.MS or Ph.D in relevant field is a plus.
  • Minimum of 6 years in technical development role
  • Experience in leadership or designing software for a complexmulti-processor distributed control system is a plus.
  • Proven ability to guide a team in coding efforts for a distributed control system. The coding will require programming in different languages (C++, Python) on different OS environments (VxWorks, CentOS).
  • Delivered 3+ mid to large scale software projects with demonstrable quality
  • Hands on experience with refactoring forperformance and scalability – complex multi-processor distributed controlsystem is a plus.
  • Curious and current on emerging software methodologies


  • Strong C++ knowledge, Object Oriented Designprinciples and embedded development
  • Ability to handle aggressive deadlines withagility and results driven approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communicationskills.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyzedata, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphicalformats.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with anadvanced understanding of customer relationship building.
    Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, andelectronic e-mail systems.
  • Ability to quickly develop and understandcomplex control systems including embedded real-time, application layers,CORBA interface and it’s associated hardware environment.
  • Ability to independently determine technicalsolutions including test documentation.
  • Technical expert of data management, TCP/IPand other similar communication protocols.
  • Applies advanced knowledge of designmethodologies.
  • Demonstrates sophisticated knowledge inutilizing design engineering tools, systems analysis and design, and databasemanagement.
  • Project leadership skills.
  • Ability to follow a Software DevelopmentProcess that includes elements of planning, estimation, gathering andanalyzing requirements, developing concepts and designs, implementation,developing and executing test plans’ and engaging in work product reviews.
  • Ability to interact effectively with otherteam members as well as individuals in other disciplines andorganizations.
  • Ability to effectively present information andrespond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and thegeneral public.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpretgeneral business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures,or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, businesscorrespondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Some travel required

Other information

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Whileperforming the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required tosit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel;stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employeeis occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employeemay occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May requiretravel dependent on business needs.
  • Specificvision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision,peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work underdeadlines.
  • Theenvironment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be ableto read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observeand respond to people and situations and interact with others encounteredin the course of work.
  • Can learn andapply new information or skills.
  • Must be ableto be on call and work hours as required to solve problems that arise withinternal and external customers. External customers could be outside the US.
  • Theenvironment requires working with a firing laser (which is noisy) and/orworking in a manufacturing clean room environment from time to time.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability