15 days ago - req33071

Computer Science | Software Engineering Internship: Automate the software convergence

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


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Computer science & software engineering


Are you a master student with an educational background in Computer Science or Software Engineering? Do you have affinity for optimizing software performance and eagerness to explore and find the best solutions? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

Metrology software is responsible for calibration of ASML’s lithographic machine and qualification of its performance. Calibration, Performance and Diagnostic (CPD) routines are used for that purpose. Because of system complexity the same CPD might need to be iterated several times to achieve convergence. Although execution of CPD sequences is automated, the non-convergence use case is not covered by automation and requires manual intervention. Manual interaction is error prune and leads to undesired lead time increases in the factory.

Your assignment

The goal is to extend ASML tools, frameworks, and facilities by adding the capability to execute a single CPD multiple times. This happens to automatically detect whether convergence or a user-set maximum number of iterations has been reached.
The design shall be simple, scalable, extendable, as well as maintainable. Proof of concept shall be demonstrated within prototyping implementation in one of ASML supported languages: C, C++, or Python.

During this internship you will be expected to:

  • Analyze and identify the weaknesses of existing tools, frameworks, and facilities;
  • More specifically define the design and interfaces between the Automated Recovery Engine (ARE), the Sequence Runner (SQR) and the ASML Scanner (TwinScan).

Your profile

  • You are a master student with an educational background in Computer Science or Software Engineering;
  • You are looking to do a graduation project or want to gain work experience;
  • You have knowledge in C, C++, or Python and object-oriented design;
  • You have affinity with optimizing software performance and eagerness to explore and find the best solutions;
  • You have willingness to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team;
  • The English language is required, both written and verbally;
  • You are able to do a full-time internship with a duration of 6 months.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

Other information

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €500 (plus a possible housing or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: getting ready for real-world R&D
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country – or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?