Senior Software Algorithm Engineer – MODEL/MXP

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Electrical engineering


In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development


0-2 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Electrical engineering, Mathematics

Published: 20 days ago Job ID: J-00240420-662

Introduction to the job

The mission of senior algorithm software engineer is to develop new features to improve performance of Metrology eXtreme Performance (MXP) product and help taking this application to next generation of chip manufacturing process

Role and responsibilities

We are looking for a Senior Algorithm/Software Engineer. Requirements include a solid understanding in data structures and algorithms, with 3 year experience in C++ and/or other object oriented software developments. This position requires programming experience in multi-threaded parallel applications in Linux environments. This position is to develop new features to improve performance for Tachyon MXP, and to help taking this application to the next level. Tachyon MXP is the data cleaning and data collection tool to provide reliable data for model calibration and is part of the end-to-end solutions for achieving the best model performance for Tachyon FEM+ and Newron models.

What you will be doing at this position:

·Designing and developing algorithms in C++ to improve runtime and accuracy of Tachyon MXP applications. The task includes developing new algorithm and data structures from the scratch, adopting known solutions via using a third party library or via reimplementation from a known/published algorithms.

·Integrating algorithms into module(s) that can be used in a distributed computing system in a Linux environment. The task includes interface design and optimizing data distribution to maximize the efficiency of the algorithms in a distributed environment.

·Integrating open source libraries, such as OpenCV or Tensorflow, into our applications.

·Writing unit test for algorithms and modules.

·Developing machine-learning based models and solutions for image processing, image recognition in MXP.

·Integrating existing modules into an end-to-end solution, in C++ or Python scripts

·Evaluating pro and cons among solutions and suggesting the best solutions to fulfill the requirements.

·Keep good documentation of design and implementations.


As the domain knowledge is in lithography model/process and image processing on electron microscopy, a good understanding of these fields will be essential .

Education and experience

·PhD or Master’s degree with 3 years of experience.

·Fields of experience: computer science, electric engineering, physics, applied mathematics

·3 years of experience in C++ and/or other object-oriented software development.

·Solid understanding in data structures and algorithms.

·Experience in developing and debugging multi-threaded/parallel applications.

·Familiar with SQL, Linux environment and scripting languages.

·Experience in image processing, computational geometry, large data application, high performance computing, scientific simulation, and machine learning (data science) is a good plus.

·Experience in Electron Microscopy applications and data processing

Knowledge in Semiconductor Lithography and IC design is a plus.


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 work independently and effectively as a member of a team

·Strong verbal and written communication skills

·Strong problem solving skills and innovative thinking

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

·This position is located on-site in San Jose, California.It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation. (Important to insert additional onsite language specific to the role: i.e., inspection, specific training and supervision, etc.)

·A flexible workplace arrangement may be available to employees working in roles conducive to remote work (up to two days a week).

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