Senior Optical Design Engineer Light Sources

Research & development


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

8+ years

Job Category




Job ID: J-00242980-530

Introduction to the job

Are you challenged by demanding projects in a multidisciplinary context? Do you have the technical capabilities to develop and industrialize state-of-the-art optical sensors?Are you able to cooperate in a technical team of professionals in order to realize defiant customer requirements?
Then we have exciting opportunities within the BM Cluster Sensors department of the Development & Engineering sector of ASML. The sensors developed in this department are key for the ASML business drivers overlay, imaging, focus and throughput.

Role and responsibilities

Contribute to the development of leading edge light sources for optical sensor systems by designing, creating, integrating and testing within the restrictions imposed by system specifications and planning considerations.

As Senior Optical Design Engineer in our Sensors department you will be a key player in a multidisciplinary environment that further develops the current and next generation light source for scanner internal and stand alone sensors. You will have to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in several of the below activities:
• Analysis and modeling of the performance of our leading-edge optical sensors systems.
• Definition of specifications to meet the required system performance.
• Generate effective and creative optical solutions for improving the sensor performance
• Development of opto-mechanical tools required during install and setup of the sensor
• Integration, calibration and test of the optical sensors in our lithography systems
• Cooperate in modeling and experimental verification of sensor performance
• Support the production of these sensors and its use by the final customers

You will work in close cooperation with colleagues from many disciplines in- and outside ASML. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are crucial in this dynamic environment. You will manage ASML internal stakeholders, and are in contact with suppliers and other external parties where needed. You are expected to be flexible, ambitious, and willing to develop yourself.

Education and experience

Technical University, MSc or PhD in physics or engineering.

• Talented MSc or PhD candidates, with 7+ years of industry experience and working in multidisciplinary teams
• Proven track record of optical system designs
o With according tooling (Matlab, Zemax)
o Tolerance analysis
o Managing specifications towards mechanical experts and suppliers
o Able to access and decide based on back of the envelope estimates for optical systems
o Fiber optics (single- and multimode, fiber in in coupling (algorithms), free space optics, (pulsed) lasers
• Solid background on design of experiments, data analysis and presentation
• Experience with hardware development cycles
• Experience with data analysis


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:

• Takes the initiative, creative and is willing to learn and adapt quickly
• Flexible and committed team player
• Pragmatic attitude, result orientation with an analytical view.
• Excellent command of the English language.
• Strong communication skills, knows how to convey complex topics in an understandable fashion.

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.

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