Staff Applications Engineer

Sales & marketing

Other technical job categories

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San Jose - CA, US


Sales & marketing

Job Category

Other technical job categories



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00241585-284

Introduction to the job

As a staff applications engineer in the HMI e-beam division of ASML, you will serve as the applications representative who bridges product capabilities to customer problem statements. You will be responsible to maintain up-to-date technical documentation of current product performance and capabilities, conduct gap analysis, and provide comprehensive assessments to the product development team to drive short-term as well as long-term product roadmaps. You will do so through in-depth interaction with on-site customer-facing technical teams, fab customers themselves, as well as Product Marketing. You are expected to be the applications expert who distills the technical voice of the customer into our next-generation products in an efficient manner consistent with the company’s vision of holistic process control through advanced metrology. This position is focused on software analysis products derived from CD, overlay, and placement error e-beam metrology.

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

The staff applications engineer will be responsible for creating and maintaining a capabilities and gaps portfolio of current software analysis products, create technical requirements documentation for next-generation software analysis products, participate in the company’s Product Generation Process (PGP) to drive application requirements into product development, and create comprehensive plans for customer site beta product introduction. This position may require up to 25% travel.

Education and experience

  • BS/MS in Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical/Industrial Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or Applied Mathematics.PhD preferred in the same fields, with 2+ years of technical leadership of other engineers on a project level in an industry setting, 1+ years working with software development teams.
  • With a BS or MS must have at least 7 years of relevant, work related experience, to include DUV/EUV photolithography, fab metrology, or being a semiconductor vendor expert in optical, SEM and/or x-ray metrology.
  • Experience on CD, overlay, and placement error metrology
  • Working knowledge of process flow of one of the major devices: logic, DRAM, or 3D NAND
  • Practical experience and theoretical understanding of statistics and design of experiments
  • Practical experience and theoretical understanding of at least one of the following areas: regression, machine learning, image processing, or physics-based numerical simulations
  • Experience in software development and working with software teams in at least one of the following capacities: IP/algorithm contributor, software developer, or high-level applications architect/designer of a software product
  • Demonstrated track record of technical accomplishments in a relevant field
  • Ability or potential to formulate a technical product vision
  • Ability to articulate and convince internal stakeholders of your product vision and drive execution with multiple sectors via the PGP at a pace that meets product delivery timelines
  • Professional skills to collaborate with Design and Engineering (D&E), Product Marketing, applications, and regional teams
  • Capability to provide unique insight to metrology problem statements and their potential solutions
  • Photolithography and optical proximity correction knowledge is a plus
  • Defect inspection knowledge is a plus
  • Knowledge of e-beam interaction with matter and SEM technology 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 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:

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

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

Office-Related Requirements

  • 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 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Fab-Related Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level

The California base annual salary/hourly range for this role is currently $134,625.00-$224,375.00. Pay scales are determined by role, level, location and alignment with market data. Individual pay is determined through interviews and an assessment of several factors that that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and pay relative to other team members. Our recruiters can share more information about our bonus program, benefits and equity during the hiring process.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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