Test system development engineer

Research & development

Electrical engineering

Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics

Job ID: J-00246062-707

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Ariz., San Jose and San Diego, Calif., Wilton, Conn., and Hillsboro, Ore.

Role and responsibilities

As an SEM system engineer, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team and lead the design and integration of the SEM test systems for our new generation e-beam inspection system and qualify the SEMs on the test systems.

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.

The California base annual salary / hourly range for this role is currently $134,625 - $224,375. 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.

Education and experience

A Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering

5 yr working experience in complex system design and integration
At least 2 years’ working experience with Bill of materials (BoM) release is a MUST
Familiar with CAD design tools like Solidworks and NX
Familiar with electrical and mechanical drawings
Knowledge in safety design rules
Basic knowledge in firmware, software and data communication

Strong hands on skills
Troubleshooting skills on complex system
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.


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:

Lead the architecture design of the SEM test system, which is composed of vacuum chamber, stage, air mount, high voltage modules, electronics, power racks, computers, firmware, software and etc.
Drive the EHS and FMEA review for the test system
Make detailed design of mechanical layout and electrical layout for the test system
Release BOM for the designed system
Integrate the test system based on the design and troubleshoot issues during integration
Qualify the performance of the test system using SEM products
Work with industrialization engineers to complete the integration procedures and qualification specifications of the test system
Qualify the performance of SEM
Troubleshoot issues of the SEM systems
Support system integration during SEM integration block
Troubleshoot issues in factory and customer sites
Other duties as assigned
Job description subject to change at any time

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

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.
Must be willing to lift up to 20 pounds, pull 15 pounds at least once a day and spend the majority of time (greater than 90% less break time) on the floor working on tool sets, walking three to five miles a day, and/or standing/sitting for nine hours.
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.
Require up to 15% travel (domestic and international) dependent on business needs.
Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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