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Technical Project Lead

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering



Introduction to the job

The EUV source team in San Diego operates in a fast-paced, uniquely innovative and challenging environment to create new-to-industry solutions with rapid productization to support an aggressive commercialization plan for the EUV technology within ASML.

The Droplet Generation System Function is responsible for creating a steady stream of micron-scale droplets of molten tin injected into a vacuum vessel at a rate of tens of thousands per second, which generate EUV light when hit by infrared laser pulses.The teams is fully responsible for development of the droplet generator and for overall integration of the module within EUV source. The complexity of the EUV source and corresponding requirements for the droplet generation put exciting and challenging demands on the Droplet Generation Project Lead, who will be responsible for coordinating the activities of engineers from a variety of disciplines engaged in defining and providing solutions to systematically drive the performance of existing and future Droplet Generators.

The successful candidate will lead the work of a multidisciplinary team mastering complex engineering activities of significant technical depth related to multiple phases of the product development, including design, implementation, integration, validation, and test, problem solving andtroubleshooting. The candidate shall ensure that all project results are successfully delivered on time and on budget. In addition, to be effective in the role candidates must possess interpersonal skills to cross functional boundaries and to build constructive and effective relationships across the organization.

This position may require 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 the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

  • Manages multiple concurrent projects within the Droplet Generation organization.
  • Develops and maintain project plans and present progress against plans in allrequired forums.
  • Collaborates with the functional manager and project architect to develop projectroadmaps, improvement waterfalls, schedules, progress dashboards and riskassessments.
  • Coordinates the development of basic design parameters and architecture to carry adesign from the conceptual stage through implementation, test anddeployment.
  • Worksclosely with cross-functional groups (engineers and scientists, worldwidecustomer support personnel, manufacturing personnel, upper management,marketing, external customers).Crosses functional boundaries and buildsconstructive and effective relationships throughout the wholeorganization.
  • Assures specifications and designs are written, reviewed and delivered to properteams in a timely manner. This includes operational procedures, andtraining materials.
  • Analyzes and communicate customer needs and reconcile these with design teams,deliverables and management as appropriate.
  • Delivers progress reports and presentations to upper management and internal /external customers as a primary project spokesperson.
  • Interacts with all partner teams and other project managers as primary spokespersonon relevant project/program issues.
  • Works within loosely defined change parameters to accommodate needs ofcustomer and adjacent organizations. Work on problems of moderate scopewhere analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety offactors.Exercise judgment withinpre-defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Identifies required changes as flexibility is required. Manage and perform allproject “change management” duties as appropriate to meet objectives in avery dynamic environment.

Education and experience

  • Requiresminimum of BS in one of the following degrees, (Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Controls Engineer, Physics) orother related engineering or science field and a minimum of 4 years in technical development roles plus 2 years of experience in a project leadership or management role.
  • MS in relevant field is aplus.
  • Musthave practical experience with project planning and successful trackrecord of execution.
  • Experiencewith lithographic systems a plus.
  • Experience with semiconductor capitalequipment desired.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Fullunderstanding and ability to drive a product design from concept, throughengineering development, integration, formal test, and into production.
  • Abilityto translate engineering tasking into manageable project data sets,analyze data, and effectively report problems through written andgraphical formats.
  • Excellentwritten and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellentcustomer service skills, with an advanced understanding of upstream anddownstream relationships.
  • Abilityto take decisions for the team based on existing facts and organize teamstructure and scheduling to lead towards achieving the required goals
  • Musthave led engineering staff, and delivered a number of projectssuccessfully with verifiable track record.
  • Abilityto work effectively across functional boundaries to build relationshipswith all areas in the company, to understand and reconcile higher levelcompany and customer needs.
  • Abilityto use all required office and engineering tools to include DocumentsControl Systems, SCM Systems, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronice-mail systems.

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

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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