30+ days ago - req32972

Software Engineer

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering




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 seeking an entry level Software Engineer with skills in database development, algorithm optimization and data analytics. You will join the Advanced Development Center in Wilton, Connecticut - A Research and Development team focused on proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems. The main job function is to develop software and database solutions in support of our development and manufacturing operations that solve challenging engineering problems associated with achieving nanometer scale precision.

In this role you will focus on characterizing, testing and modeling surface phenomena for wafer table product development from concept through prototyping to industrialization.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). As a condition of employment, 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

The main focus of this position will be

  • Develop software in a cross-functional software development team to solve any engineering challenges we encounter related to chemical/material aspects of design/manufacturing processes for optical/ceramic substrates to achieve the precision and life time performance at the sub-nm scale
  • Collaborate with material scientists, optical engineers, metrologists and physicists to develop software solutions for our process and metrology data collection and analysis
  • Create and maintain database solutions for engineering and manufacturing process and metrology data (e.g. Interferometers, WLI, AFM, Tribometer, etc.)
  • Use Machine Learning (ML) as appropriate to improve the effectiveness of our data analytics or manufacturing processes
  • Perform data analysis of surface characterization or metrology measurements and correlate with modeling results
  • Clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing technical activities to senior management
  • Support preparation of design reviews for the development team
  • Prepare engineer documentation (e.g. Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification, Test Analysis Reports, etc.) and release the documents by following change control process
  • Write engineering procedures and train technicians to efficiently transfer the developed software to manufacturing


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related degree


  • Minimum qualifications – the hired candidate must possess all of the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for the position including:
    • Minimum # of years of relevant experience (see above in education)
    • Multi Paradigm programming experience, Functional + Object Oriented in one or more of the following languages: Python, JavaScript, MATLAB (including coursework/internship/co-op experience)
    • SQL Database experience (including coursework/internship/co-op experience)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering with 1+ year of industry software development experience preferrable
  • Experience with MSSQL preferred, MySQL/ORACLE a plus
  • Experience with NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Experience writing and maintaining automated unit and regression tests
  • Experience collaborating on a software team using code repository and version control tools (e.g. Git, SVN, etc.)
  • Experience with advanced data structures, code optimization and software architecture design
  • Experience collaborating on large software projects
  • Experience with ML
  • Experience on algorithm development and optimization
  • Experience working on established code bases
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Personal Skills

  • 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
  • Results 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

  • This position is located on-site in Wilton, CT. It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation
  • A flexible workplace arrangement may be available to employees working in roles conducive to remote work (up to 2 days a week)

Role within Office

Essential Job Functions

The essential job functions for this position include, but are not limited to

  • Work in a fast-paced office environment, including working in a standing or seated position for long periods sometimes exceeding 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • Commute to ASML’s facility and report to work on a regular and timely basis and complete the scheduled workday on a consistent basis
  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to finger, handle and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach and stretch
  • Occasionally required to move around the campus
  • Perform office tasks using simple hand grasping, fine hand manipulation and reach associated with assigned tasks such as paperwork, computer keyboarding (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), filing, calculating and use of telephone or other handheld electronic devices, continuously sometimes exceeding 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • Have a sufficient ability to communicate, through sight, hearing and/or otherwise, to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned

Additional Responsibilities (as needed in the cleanroom and/or labs):

  • 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
  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards
  • The environment in the cleanroom is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability