Senior Software Engineer - Optical Imaging

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Electrical engineering

Optical engineering

In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Electrical engineering, Optical engineering

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00249230-888

Introduction to the job

This job requires a highly motivated, hands-on technical individual to support our state of the art Tachyon SMO product. This position will be in our SMO/RET PEG (Product Engineering Group) organization. The Product Engineering group is responsible for feasibility study of advanced DUV and EUV imaging, ASML scanner model integration, define use case for new product feature proof data , new feature requirements, new customer engagements, Product Requirement Definition (PRD), second-line support of current accounts, release testing with acceptance tests, and training (internal / external). The team works closely with software developers, marketing, sales, operations, SQA, other PEG teams, and customers; therefore this job provides a broad exposure to whole pictures of different products. PEG engineers play a key role in shaping and directing product growth and development. This job also provides excellent career development opportunities thanks to its wide work scope.

Role and responsibilities

Feasibility study of advanced DUV and EUV imaging, ASML scanner model integration

Define use case for new product feature proof data , new feature requirements, new customer engagements, Product Requirement Definition (PRD), second-line support of current accounts

Release testing with acceptance tests, and training (internal / external)

Support join-development project with customers

Other duties as assigned

Job description subject to change at any time

Education and experience

·Master’s or PhD’s degreeor equivalent combination of education and/or experience

·Experience in Litho computational

·Clear understanding of imaging theories (Abbe, Hopkins)

·Experience in RET/OPC and rigorous simulation

·Knowledge in EUV lithography and challenges

·Chemical amplified resist, Negative tone development and resist processing

·Knowledge in optimization methods

·Familiar with ASML scanner system and the key imaging modules is a plus.

·Presentation and customer support skills

·Ability to explore new applications of our existing product line

·Create product specification based on Marketing/customer inputs

·Conduct feasibility studies, prototype testing and generate feature proof data

·Documentation including the user’s manual and other technical documents

·Knowledge of data analytics and machine learning

·Research, evaluate, and present statistical or Machine Learning methods to provide actionable insights

·Provide training to field engineers and key customers

·Some domestic and international travel required

·Experience in lithography or related fields

·Solid understanding of imaging theories (Abbe, Hopkins)

·Experience in wafer fabs, and direct involvement in scanner and yield management

·Direct or indirect experience in OPC (Optical Proximity Correction), including rigorous lithography simulation (Hyperlith, Prolith), RET, and advanced mask technology

·Intermediate to Advanced software programming skills a plus

·Familiar with script language, PERL, Python, Lua, and MATLAB


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:

·Ability to work independently and also effectively as a member of a team

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·Strong problem solving and innovative thinking skills

·Quick learner and flexibility are key

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

This position is located on-site in San Jose, California.It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation. (Important to insert additional onsite language specific to the role: i.e., inspection, specific training and supervision, etc.)

A flexible workplace arrangement may be available to employees working in roles conducive to remote work (up to two days a week).

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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·Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.

·Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

·May require travel (specify domestic and/or international) dependent on business needs.

·Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.