Physics Design Engineer

Research & development


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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



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Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: req31357

Introduction to the job

The optical column is the heart of the EUV system, a technological miracle. ASML’s EUV machines push Moore’s law forward, enabling new technology waves that improve everyone’s life. Therein, Dose Control plays a central part in connecting light source to the scanner in such a way that secures stable EUV light on the wafer through optical column enabling customer’s printing targets at all times.

Dose Control makes this possible by using its Hardware (e.g. Optical sensor), electronics & Software (e.g., scanner and to the source) in the frequency of light source. Numerous technical interfaces with the scanner sub-systems & EUV source keeps dose control technically complex, challenging and yet inspiring. To provide the best technical solution, you need to understand and connect the technical dependencies and provide one integrated design proposal.

We are a group of >20 energetic engineers from various technical and cultural background. In dose control we live ASML three core values Challenge, Care, Collaborate to develop ourselves and our colleagues such that we can use our collective potential. Customer trust remains the priority of dose control. We take full ownership of our technical solutions and execute as if we were a mini company.

Technical complexity and a unique group culture of dose control paves the way for rapid professional and personal growth for engineers.

Role and responsibilities

Job Mission:
As a Senior design engineer in the EUV Optical Column development department you will be operating in a fast paced and multidisciplinary environment.

You will be part of the Dose Control project team and contribute to deliver the EUV Dose Control function. The Dose Control comprises both HW (Energy Sensor/Spot Slit sensor) & SW (e.g., scanner and to the source, measurement and calibration of Dose and performance qualification. Within Dose Control competence, you will use your creativity to come up with new designs to improve the current and future dose control function.

You will also finalize and verify your design including aspects related to field and customer usage, cost, availability and reliability and cycle time.

Job Description:
-To deliver a working dose control functionality, your main responsibilities are:
-Design, test and integrate dose control deliverables, its interfaces with EUV source and other sub-systems
-Understand how the end customers use Dose Control functionalities
-Takes into account technical dependencies with other teams, sectors, suppliers, and the customer needs
-Identify technical risks and its impact and share with the Dose Control technical authority
-Solve dose control technical challenges and customer specific requests
-Document the designs and integration results
-Contribute to bottom-up dose control roadmap for the respective Dose Control competency
-Lead the alignment with our suppliers the design of our sensors and electronics
-Define and implement improvement proposals on product and way of working
-Develop & improve on off-line tooling (e.g., MATLAB) for data analysis

In order to fulfill this role you need to align within the team on design and integration aspects and collaborate with different competences and interfacing projects to get the designs implemented and integrated. Also, it is relevant to make sure the interests of the EUV factory and the CS sectors are properly covered. Using your technical knowledge, analytical thinking and people skills you will work closely together with the project team and interfacing projects and sectors.

Education and experience

Master’s degree or PhD in Physics / Optics, Optoelectronics, or related.

Experience (5-10 years) in a multidisciplinary environment related to design and integration of complex systems is needed, preferably with a focus on / clear contributions to optical measurement, detection, optical source control/modulation, optical sensors and control aspects of system design. Experience with MATLAB or other scripting language is a must.


The following personal skills are crucial to a successful execution:
-Be curious, self-propelling, show initiative and drive
-Be transparent such that stakeholders are informed and aligned about the status of the deliverables
-Aspire and consider alternative perspectives to create stronger solutions
-Listen to stakeholders and understand their needs and expectations prior to providing solutions
-Build on the feedback and able to speak up when there is a different view point
-Convey technical message in an understandable fashion.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

Context of the position:
Within ASML, the Sector Development and Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the planning, development, and delivery of integrated solutions that meet business requirements. This responsibility also includes the specification of trade-offs across sectors.

Growth potential:
Dose & Sys Trans Control is everywhere in the system giving unique opportunities for your next career step
-To learn the system level
-Use and learn various level stakeholder balancing
-Sharpen your customer understanding

*This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

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