Sub Function Architect for on-product overlay control applications development

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Published: 14 days ago Job ID: J-00242429-340

Introduction to the job

At ASML, we manufacture complex lithography systems critical to the production of microchips, unlocking the potential of people and society by pushing technology to new limits. Within ASML, one of the world market leaders in scanning lithography technology, we do more than continuous improvement of our advanced lithography systems. This is where we from Business Line Applications come in. We create software application products to monitor and control on-product performance at some of the most modern semiconductor production fabs in the world. In Business Line Applications, we develop modeling and correction software to link our metrology and inspection systems with our lithography systems, leveraging our expertise in both fields. We create holistic application products that are used for process monitoring and control in many state-of-the-art semiconductor fabs around the world. Within the Development & Engineering department, we focus on development, integration and qualification of these application products, in close collaboration with our internal stakeholders and customers.

Role and responsibilities

We are looking for a sub-function architect that will understand, coordinate and drive a critical sub-function to get a product that meets our customers’ current and future demands. You interface with the Product Architects and Product Owners and steer the technical teams and projects.

Within the functional cluster ‘On-product overlay control’ group. You will join a motivated team to drive our roadmap for on-product overlay control solutions. You will contribute to the entire productization cycle, starting from clarifying roadmap items by aligning with internal stakeholders and customers. You take the lead in transforming ideas into prototype product features and report investigation results. If a product feature has added value, you will support implementation, verification and roll-out.

More specifically, you are expected to:

  • Create overview of potential future improvements or needs/issues for the building blocks (roadmap). This includes the ideas and the required input to be able to quantify their nm, GWPD, TTY or other gain, expected business value and expected effort estimate;
  • Collaborate with other sFA's to be able to advice FCA/PA/SE on breakdown of solutions over different sub-functions;
  • Organize/lead product development investigations/feasibilities;
  • Create/collect functional requirements/design/tests for and detailed design of application the product implementation and align these with stakeholders (e.g. software developers, customer support, customers).
  • Provide go/no-go input for KD process (required documents, functionality, risk assessments).

Education and experience

BSc/MSc/PhD with solid technical background in some of the following fields: statistics, data analysis, design of experiment, modeling, system identification, control engineering, filtering, optimization.

  • 5+ years of experience in an industrial development or process control organization
  • Solid background in ASML overlay product portfolio including Litho InSight and Optimizers
  • Intermediate / advanced (functional/object-oriented) programming skills in Matlab MATLAB / Python or comparable, with an affinity for algorithm design.
  • Familiar with productization processes product generation processes (e.g. v-model / requirements engineering / concept to detailed design / verification & validation) and scrum/agile way of working.


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:

  • Creative and able to develop a vision with the product and customer in mind
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to shape future roadmaps ( 3 years horizon)
  • Self-propelling with a lot of initiative and drive.
  • Ability to initiate, influence, steer to achieve quality results together with a team.
  • Excellent communication skills in speech and writing for technical and managerial interaction
  • Strong social skills to build lasting relations and lead technical teams

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

Semiconductors, Lithography, Overlay, Wafer Processing, Etching, Engineering, Process Control, SPC, APC, Programming, MATLAB, Python, Modeling, Data Analyst, Statistics, Optimization, Filtering.

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