30+ days ago - req28397

Systems Design Functional Architect

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science


Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science, Physics, Mechanical 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.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

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 candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Mission

Laser-Produced Plasma EUV is generated by firing high energy laser pulses at tin droplet targets at kilohertz repetition rates. The resulting plasma pulses create both desired EUV light, and undesired Tin debris in the form of ballistic particulates and atomic vapor. If unabated, the Tin debris will coat all surfaces in the vessel, including optical components, impacting the transmission of EUV and Laser light.

We are looking for a Systems Design Functional Architect (Semiconductor Equipment) acting in the role of Tin Management Function Architect. The objective is to identify technologies and design concepts that can be developed to address the undesired Tin debris, and partner with Project Management to ensure delivery of robust product solutions. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a broad technical background, excellent communication skills, and ability to influence others. As a Systems Architect you will work with a team of highly professional engineers and scientists with diverse academic backgrounds and many years of experience. Your job is to provide technical leadership to the team to deliver practical solutions to enable this complex function.

Job Description

  • Develops the roadmap, requirements, specifications, architecture, and technology development needs for Tin Management in the EUV Source, which is required to improve optics lifetime, and overall system availability.
  • Identifies concepts that can address performance gaps; assesses technology maturity and defines the development and engineering work breakdown for execution by cross-functional teams of seasoned scientists and engineers.
  • Works with competence experts to develop and validate a model for Tin loading in the EUV Source vessel, which can be used to predict performance and issues, and drive the development roadmap.
  • Leads architecture and prototyping definition; works with cross-functional teams of mechanical engineers, materials scientists, optical, electrical and software engineers to develop solutions to roadmap.
  • Develops and maintains the specification document tree; writes and/or reviews key specification and design documentation, coordinates key reviews with Systems Engineering and Project Stakeholders to ensure functional specifications are aligned to system requirements.
  • Identifies and engages third parties for development of technology solutions; Creates Statements of Work (SOWs) to define phased deliverables for budgeting and project management.
  • Defines Test Protocols; analyzes test data; makes recommendations based on test results for design changes and operational changes to deliver improved performance of sub-modules.
  • Assesses technology and project risks and defines risk mitigation strategies and approaches with the project leadership team.
  • Mentors, coaches and oversees the activity of more junior Architects in the Function and Competence organizations.


MS or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics or related technical discipline with 6+(MS) / 3+(Ph.D.) years’ experience in a technical leadership role.


  • 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.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
  • Has led a successfully completed project.
  • Ability to carry a product design from conception into production. • Project Engineering experience including leading small technical teams.
  • Ability to cross functional boundaries to build relationships with all areas in the company, to understand and reconcile higher level company and customer needs.
  • Familiarity with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, including mesh generation, CFD processing, and post-processing analysis.
  • Interpretation and application of CFD results to guide hardware and process optimization.
  • Familiarity with heat transfer analysis and methodologies.
  • Experience with materials in extreme environments and interactions with liquid metals.
  • Experience with thermal and gas flow elements of process chamber design.
  • Previous role(s) in Technology, Process and/or Engineering Design of Semiconductor processing equipment a strong plus.

Personal skills

  • Passion for commercialization and driving innovation at a rapid pace.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiast, flexible and a good communicator.
  • Think broad, learn fast, take responsibility, act decisively and show critical sense.
  • Experience with product lifecycle management, including roadmap definition.
  • Ability to initiate, influence and drive.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • 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.
  • Requires working with a firing laser (which is noisy) on a frequent basis.
  • Requires working in a manufacturing clean room environment occasionally.

Other information

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability