Software Architect

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Other technical job categories

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00243577-844

Introduction to the job

Seeking Software Design Architect (FC74 FCA) with passion for architecting software for a distributed control system.Join ASML and you will be joining a team that operates in a fast-paced, uniquely innovative and challenging environment to create new-to-industry solutions. Our customers demand continuous power and throughput improvements which translates to a development culture of rapid product upgrades and aggressive commercialization metholdogies for EUV technology.

You will work closely with Controls system engineers and architects to formulate software requirements in response to the system and controls requirements. You will get to design software subsystems and its response within the system architecture. Reusability, modularity, simplicity and maintainability are key dimensions to balance. The role requires coaching junior engineers and provide technical leadership as you analyze complex issues, determine the best test methodologies and contribute in all aspects of the software development and release lifecycle.

Your influence span will cover Software and Controls team in San Diego and their functional counterparts in Veldhoven, Netherlands. Your critical and innovative thinking will be required to meet resource and budget objectives while working with our partners near-site, off-site as well as offshore.

Control system software overview:

The control loops involve data exchange at speeds up to 100 kHz while data collection for diagnostics purposes is done at up to 1Khz rate. There is interaction between control loops running on quad core boards and platform software that runs on IBM bladecenter. Data is stored on board in postgres databases and is shipped via the fab network to data servers in San Diego. And we don't forget safety, the control system has a Siemens PLC to ensure both human safety is ensured and machine damage is prevented.

Come and join our journey and you will be challenged and rewarded as you work alongside a group of talented, passionate and fun-loving engineers. You can tell your friends –I work on semiconductor lithography machines that allow the printing of finer features for the next generation of chips that power the innovations in the world- in short, the future of electronics !

This position requires 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 ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

·Design software response to system and controls requirements. Author software architecture, design and Test Specification Documents.

·Conforms to the approved Software Development Process and the Program Development Process, and is an active champion of process improvement.

·Technical ownership of issues that impact design success, and guide the future concepts, products and technologies.

·Work in hard and soft real time domain with complex hardware interfaces and various communication protocols (TCP/IP, Ethercat, Profinet).

·Utilizes knowledge to design software for large complex multi-processor systems.

·Articulates (verbal and written) the design decisions and implementations made to management at Cymer /ASML, its development partners and the customer.

·Participates in the screening and selection of software development team members and in the mentoring of new software development team members.

·Mentors junior and external (contractor) software development team members.

·Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and experience

·Minimum of 10 years in technical development role with strong leadership demonstration.

·7+ years of working C++or Python experience required.

·Proven ability to guide a team in coding efforts for a distributed control system. The coding will require programming in different languages (C++, Python) on different OS environments (VxWorks, CentOS).

·Delivered 3+ mid to large scale software projects with demonstrable quality.

·Hands on experience with refactoring for performance and scalability – complex multi-processor distributed control system is a plus.

·Curious and current on emerging software methodologies.


·Requires Minimum of BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related Eng/Science fields. MS or Ph.D in relevant field is a plus.

·Strong C++ and or Python knowledge, Object Oriented Design principles and embedded development

·Ability to handle aggressive deadlines with agility and results driven approach

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.

·Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.

·Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

·Ability to quickly develop and understand complex control systems including embedded real-time, application layers, CORBA interface and it’s associated hardware environment.

·Ability to independently determine technical solutions including test documentation.

·Technical expert of data management, TCP/IP and other similar communication protocols.

·Applies advanced knowledge of design methodologies.

·Demonstrates sophisticated knowledge in utilizing design engineering tools, systems analysis and design, and database management.

·Project leadership skills.

·Ability to follow a Software Development Process that includes elements of planning, estimation, gathering and analyzing requirements, developing concepts and designs, implementation, developing and executing test plans’ and engaging in work product reviews.

·Ability to interact effectively with other team members as well as individuals in other disciplines and organizations.

·Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

·Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

·Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

·Some travel required

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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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