30+ days ago - J-00241565-169

Patterning/Imaging Control Engineer – Product Realization

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Introduction to the job

Are you inspired to contribute improving today’s chip manufacturing yield? 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 patterning performance on wafer and what is needed for our customers to achieve high device yield?

Please contact us today. We currently have an opportunity for a Patterning/Imaging Control Engineer in the On Product Performance Patterning group.

Role and responsibilities

As an Patterning/Imaging Control Engineer you will be a key player in developing applications to make the wafer pattern performance meet our customer’s demands. You will be responsible for predicting, trouble-shooting and optimizing the patterning performance on actual product wafers.

To meet customer’s demands, ASML develops control applications that optimize wafer performance by tuning scanner and other knobs. To do this successfully we need to be able to characterize the pattern variation and to link this to possible tuning knobs. The better we can control the pattern fidelity, the better the performance of our customer’s chips are.

You will need to develop expertise in how manufacturing processes influence patterning performance with focus on Litho Imaging and Etch. Furthermore, it is important to understand how modeling and measurement artefacts may influence your data and your conclusions. You will need to understand why and how patterning performance affects device performance.
You are expected to create test plans and DOEs, carry out data analyses, report results and draw conclusions. Interfacing with IMEC, other projects, marketing, customer support and customers themselves, is part or the job.

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.

In our group there are various possibilities, amongst which:

  • Feasibility:Development of new solutions by doing feasibility studies at imec and/or atcustomer.
  • Realization:Part of delivery by defining requirementsfor improved control functionalities, closely collaborating with softwaregroups creating the products, qualifying and assessing these new productsand facilitating an effective transfer to ASML’s customer support group orto customers themselves.
  • Customercollaboration: Participating in Node Transition Projects (NTP) with ourcustomers. In these projects we help the customer to prepare for new nodesby identifying, measuring, and solving future performance limitations.
  • Integration:Integrating our control product with scanner and metrology tools to qualifytotal solutions for our customers.

Working at ASML as an Patterning/Imaging Control 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 and to have fun.

Education and experience

Solid technical background (MSc/PhD in physics, computer science, electrical engineering, nano technology or related field), with >3-5 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, preferably in lithography, etch and process integration. Also people with a similar background but no experience are invited to apply.

Our ideal candidate has experience in:

  • Analyzing semiconductor manufacturing data, including partitioning into relevant performance contributors via root cause and sensitivity analysis with statistical methods.
  • Creating re-usable tooling in development languages such as Matlab, Python and Julia.
  • Translating technical and functional questions into an efficient design of experiment.
  • Your profile is perfected by one or more of the following expertise’s:
    Hands on semiconductor manufacturing and measurement experience
    Simulating lithography performance using programs such as Prolith or Hyperlith
    Understanding of semiconductor design rules and their application using programs such as Cadence or Synopsis
    Simulation of device or layer manufacturing process flows using programs such as Coventor SEMulator3D
    Affinity with Algorithm development and product realization is 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:

  • Robust personality.
  • Strong pragmatic attitude with an analytical view.
  • Self-propelling with a lot of initiative and drive. Able to initiate, influence, steer.
  • 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.

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

Semiconductor process, performance analysis, patterning, lithography, modeling, imaging, mathematics, physics, semiconductor industry, semiconductor process integration

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