30+ days ago - J-00234446-404

Test Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Electrical engineering

Introduction to the job

The Test Architect is the technical expert for all hardware (HW) and software (SW) test tools utilized to test Cymer deep ultraviolet (DUV) light sources and modules. This role owns the portfolio for all test tools at Cymer Manufacturing, Cymer Engineering and Suppliers facilities.
The Test Architect will participate in the full development cycle of HW and SW test tools: requirements, design, development, test and release. The Test Architect will also evaluate sustaining and new test tools, and proposes an architecture that provides commonality and reuse of both HW and SW components.

Role and responsibilities

  • Evaluates the list of Cymer sustaining test tools and identifies opportunities for improvements.
  • Evaluates requests for new test tools and proposes a common design architecture, both for HW and SW components.
  • Researches new HW technologies and proposes enhancements to the test tool HW / SW portfolio based on those new technologies. This includes test racks, computers, interface boxes, cabling systems, data acquisition modules, LabVIEW applications, MatLab scripts and Test Stand sequences.
  • Performs ROI analysis for all the HW and SW enhancements proposals.
  • Provides test tool technical leadership and participates in technical discussions with cross functional teams.
  • Develops test tool SW applications needed for proof of concept, feasibility validation and prototype evaluation.
  • Develops test tool SW applications for Manufacturing, Engineering and Supplier testing.
  • Investigates test tool quality issues and proposes long-term solutions for both HW and SW test tools.
  • Evaluates the electrical, software, optical and electromagnetic components of the laser system and its modules in order to create test tools that cover all the necessary test cases.
  • Participates in laser systems and laser modules design review meetings, and proposes features to improve testability.
  • Create technical presentations (design architecture, test tool portfolio updates, etc.) and present those in cross functional review meetings.
  • Creates engineering designs documents, including schematics, block diagrams, interconnection diagrams, software sequence diagrams, flow diagrams and other engineering design artifacts. Reviews documentation created by other team members.
  • Selects off-the-shelf hardware / software components required for new and sustaining test tools.
  • Gathers information from drawings, specifications and electrical schematics necessary to develop test equipment and documentation.
  • Evaluates new test tools request and develops first pass effort estimates.
  • Works in cross-functional groups to assist in the creation of test tool requirements documentation.
  • Oversees technical development of HW/SW done by peer engineers. Mentors and trains junior engineers
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline. Master degree is a plus.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years industry experience developing test equipment and test software.
  • Solid programming experience developing LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT/FPGA applications and Test Stand scripts.
  • Programming experience with MatLab and Python desired but not required.
  • Experience selecting and integrating NI hardware: Analog DAQ, Digital I/O, RS232, RS422, CAN bus, Ethernet, sbRIO, Embedded SOMs and Embedded RTOS / FPGA.
  • Experience with Schematic Capture, Simulation and Design Tools (OrCAD, PSpice , PADS, MS Visio).
  • Hands on firmware (VHDL code) design experience desired but not required.
  • Experience selecting and integrating industry-rated rack computers.
  • Experience designing interface boxes that provide signal routing and signal conditioning.


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:

  • Ability to use standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multimeters, signal generators and power meters.
  • Basic knowledge in utilizing design engineering tools including the capability of statistically analyzing data and reporting it in graphical formats (trend charts, CpK, Control Charts, Gauge R&R Studies).
  • Proven team leadership experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write technical and status reports, business correspondence, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated high level of accountability, responsibility, and technical competence.
  • Must be task focused and have a results oriented attitude and approach to the job responsibilities.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a process driven demanding environment with changing workloads.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use structured problem solving to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Project planning and execution.

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


  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • U.S. Flexible Work policy may be available to employees who work in conductive roles. Mutually-beneficial alternative work arrangement must be approved by manager – hybrid working Model.
  • May require domestic and international travel dependent on business needs – about 10%
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.
  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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