Physics Design Engineer - Imaging

Research & development


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Physics, Optical engineering



Published: 10 days ago Job ID: req35571


Are you challenged by demanding projects in a multidisciplinary context? Do you have the capabilities and the drive to provide effective solutions to complex technical problems under challenging time constraints? Are you able to manage the gap between imaging performance of our scanners and what is needed for our customers?

Please contact us today. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Imaging Engineer in ASML’s Performance & Integration department.

Job Mission

As an Imaging Engineer you will be a key player in making the performance of our scanners meet our customer’s demands. You will be responsible for predicting imaging performance of our future tools and assess, trouble-shoot and optimize imaging performance of real scanners who have just come into existence.

Job Description

Our customers make computer chips. To do so successfully our scanners need to match the image our customers intend to reproduce on their wafers as closely as possible. The closer the image created by the scanner resembles the intended image, the better the scanner imaging performance.

You will need to develop expertise in how design choices in scanner Hardware and Software and choices in the application (such as scanner settings and resist processes), influence imaging performance. You will need to understand why and how imaging performance is important to our customers.

You will use this knowledge to predict performance in future scanner designs by means of sophisticated simulation tools or you will create tests and analysis tools to assess the performance of scanners and facilitate an effective trouble-shooting process. Are our latest products capable of what we predicted they would be capable of? If not, how come and how do we fix it as fast and as effective as possible? We will turn to you to answer these questions.

You will be part of a group of people with similar competencies, working together to lift their know-how to new levels year-after-year, making sure to be prepared for challenges ahead. You will contribute to roadmaps and competence management plans.

You will also be part of a project team, working to meet a shared goal against challenging constraints. Making test plans, carrying out analyses, reporting results and conclusions. Interface with other projects, manufacturing, marketing, customer support and the customer!

Working at ASML as an Imaging Engineer is about being part of a dynamic, fast-paced community, facing unprecedented challenges at the forefront of technology together. You will find an open environment, offering myriad possibilities to take charge of your career, to be inspired, to have fun.


Solid technical background (BSc/MSc/PhD in physics, optics, nano technology or related).


Experience (> 2 years) in the semiconductor industry, preferably in lithography.

Personal skills

  • Robust personality is a must
  • Strong pragmatic attitude with an analytical view.
  • Self-propelling with a lot of initiative and drive. Able to initiate, influence, stir.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Team player, responsible and reliable.
  • Able to distinguish main matters from side issues. Able to develop a vision.
  • Excellent communicator. Knows how to convey complex topics in an understandable fashion.
  • Convincing. Speaks up. Able to convey a vision.
  • Flexible and committed.

Context of the position

The Performance & Integration department is part of the Development and Engineering sector of ASML.
We predict and optimize how our scanners will perform in their natural habitat: our customer’s wafer fab. We perform this task for EUV as well as Immersion scanners.

Other information

Optics, lithography, modelling, imaging, mathematics, physics, semiconductor industry, lithography

High quality people are a key asset to our company. To recognize that, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages to attract and retain the very best people and let them share in the success that they build. Our rewards philosophy is to attract and retain specific professional knowledge and competencies within the company by offering a competitive package in local markets where ASML is active.

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 ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

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