Optical Engineer/Data Analyst - Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

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Wilton - CT, US



Published: 2 days ago Job ID: J-00248814-675


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ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring 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, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

Job Mission

ASML is seeking an experienced Optics Engineer with scientific data analytical expertise, in particular processing of images for metrology process development of ultra-high precision flat optics and ceramics. This person will join the Advanced Development Center in Wilton, Connecticut - A Research and Development team focused on proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems. The main job function is to develop image processing, data analysis, machine learning algorithm and software to aid in development of electro static wafer clamping and reticle clamping systems to solve challenging engineering problems associated with achieving nanometer scale precision.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). As a condition of employment, 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.

Job Description

The main focus of this position will be:

  • Develop/improve measurement techniques (e.g. interferometry, scatterometry, optical sensor, imaging systems, SEM, AFM, etc.) for system integration, alignment, tooling and testing
  • Develop/improve image processing algorithm to extract nm flatness, roughness, morphology and chemical information from scientific imaging equipment (e.g. interferometer, SEM, AFM, etc.)
  • Integrate algorithms from developers in to image processing software package for analysis and process development cycles for engineering and manufacturing users
  • Maintain Version controlled software package for multiple product generations
  • Perform software testing to identify application, algorithm and software bugs
  • Validate/verify/regression test software to ensure it meets the business and technical requirements
  • Develop machine learning model to predict trends and behaviors relating to lifetime and cycle time improvements of the product
  • Develop and execute a roadmap of analysis, software and systems to mitigate product and process risk and prevent software performance issues
  • Lead the design team in software analysis tool development to find solutions to difficult technical problems in an efficient manner
  • Develop/maintain/improve database structures and capabilities
  • Write MATLAB scripts to search analyze and plot data from Database
  • Support query code to interrogate data for manufacturing and engineering needs
  • Support image analysis on data and derive conclusions
  • Development of tooling and test equipment to support optical measurement methods
  • Develop clear understanding of optical tests needed for qualifying optical sub-systems
  • Preparation of system engineer documentation (e.g. Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specifications, Test Analysis Reports, etc.) through review, release and change control
  • Some travel ( ~ 10%) to Europe, Asia and within the US can be expected


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Optical Engineering or related disciplines with 5+ years ofexperience in hands on optical engineering, including development of data analytics and image processing algorithms
  • Master's Degree in Physics, Optical Engineering or related disciplines with 2+ years ofexperience in hands on optical engineering, including development of data analytics and image processing algorithms
  • PhD in Physics, Optical Engineering or related disciplines with research experience in optical engineering, including development of data analytics and image processing algorithms


  • Experience with software (e.g. MATLAB, Python, C/C++, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Software Configuration Management
  • Minimum qualifications – the hired candidate must possess all of the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for the position including:
  • Minimum # of years of relevant experience (see above)
    • Experience in scientific data analytics, development of image processing algorithms and software
    • Expertise in statistics and data fitting techniques
    • Clear understanding in measurement techniques (e.g. interferometry, scatterometry, optical sensor, imaging systems, SEM, AFM, etc.)
    • Hands on system integration, alignment, tooling and testing experience with interferometers or imaging systems
    • Have strong written and oral communicative skills and a commitment to achieving results on time
    • Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule

Personal Skills

  • 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

Other Information

  • This position is located on-site in Wilton, CT. It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation
  • A flexible workplace arrangement may be available to employees working in roles conducive to remote work (up to 2 days a week)

Role within Office

Essential Job Functions

The essential job functions for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in a fast-paced office environment, including working in a standing or seated position for long periods sometimes exceeding 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • Commute to ASML’s facility and report to work on a regular and timely basis and complete the scheduled workday on a consistent basis
  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to finger, handle and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach and stretch
  • Occasionally required to move around the campus
  • Perform office tasks using simple hand grasping, fine hand manipulation and reach associated with assigned tasks such as paperwork, computer keyboarding (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), filing, calculating and use of telephone or other handheld electronic devices, continuously sometimes exceeding 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • Have a sufficient ability to communicate, through sight, hearing and/or otherwise, to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned

Additional Responsibilities (as needed in the cleanroom and/or labs):

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards
  • The environment in the cleanroom is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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