30+ days ago - req28883

EUV Source Research Project Lead

Research & development


In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category



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.

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 Mission

We are presenting you with a unique and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative Technology Development team, focused on conceiving and demonstrating the technologies required for next generations of high-power extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources. Based on a laser produced plasma (LPP), our light source relies on a wide range of unique and challenging technologies, ranging from laser light amplification and high-power optical systems to laser produced plasma for EUV generation, electro-optical signal detection and algorithm-based actuation for process control. You are invited to bring your passion, knowledge, and expertise to push the boundaries of these technologies forward.

Job Description

  • Overall responsibility of S-Next proto tool operational excellence
  • Minimize downtime of the tools
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Manage the S-Next proto tool test queue and provide the required configuration for each test block
  • Resource planning for the proto tools to provide required support for fundamental learning tool and pre-product development tool
  • Plan, coordinate and organize the S-Next team in order to reduce system integration related risks as efficiently as possible
  • Manage integration operating material and related budget
  • Approve material purchases
  • Develop and execute S-Next specific process regarding test planning
  • Manage the weekly meeting(s) required to align with S-Next PLs and with PDM/PCM
  • Manage resources assigned to the integration project
  • Ensure that the technology and learning objectives are achieved through a properly balanced and forward looking test queue for the primary EUV sources (currently Pr41, Pr42, and Pr43)
  • Develop strategies and business cases to enable future tech dev proto EUV sources, meeting the two-tool learning strategy (open platform and product relevant)
  • Ensure build of future generation EUV sources to meet requirements
  • Manage the testing queues for the tech dev lab space and test benches, and elevate the productivity of technology development tooling resources


MS degree with 3+ years of relevant experience in physics, plasma engineering, photonics or equivalent technical field


  • Successful demonstration of project management and leadership over the full life-cycle of a project, with corresponding successful completion and delivery of project objectives
  • Understanding of scientific research methods and strong curiosity
  • The successful candidate will not only have excelled in their technical field, but will have demonstrated inter-personal and communications strengths
  • Hands-on experience with complex system design and build, characterization, troubleshooting
  • Ability to clearly and logically communicate ideas and knowledge to various audiences
  • Preferred Skills And Experience Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead an EUV source development project involving multiple stakeholders and constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team and lead investigation and research efforts
  • Experience with EUV source development and integration project management

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.

  • 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 50 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.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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