Optical Sensing Architect

Research & development


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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



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Published: 22 days ago Job ID: J-00251067-357

Introduction to the job

Sub-nanometer positioning of the wafer stage and the reticle stage in our ASML machines is enabled by stage position sensors. The Stage Position Measurement (SPM) group within the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for interferometer and encoder based position measurement systems for wafer stages and reticle stages. Our challenge is to develop, integrate and qualify these measurement systems according to customer specifications, and deliver within time and budget.
Do you enjoy using your creativity to the develop a complex system? Do you like solving multi-disciplinary problems? Do you like teamwork, sharing your vision, and interacting and working together with many different disciplines?

Role and responsibilities

Within BM, the SPM department is looking for an experienced senior functional architect. As the main project architect you will have the end responsibility for the position measurement function from specification until integration. You will be cooperating closely with engineers from different disciplines: optics, opto-mechanics, electronics, dynamics, algorithm development, software. Your biggest challenge will be to bring together these disciplines. You therefore have to understand the technical language of the different disciplines and be able to give direction to requirement definition, technical design and integration.

Education and experience

University Master or PhD in physics, electronics or mechanical engineering
• 10 years development experience
• Experience with multidisciplinary system design (position sensors, optics, mechatronics, electronics, algorithms, FPGA’s, dynamics, etc)


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:
• Pragmatic with result oriented attitude
• Takes the initiative
• Good communication and stakeholder management skills
• Shows creativity, initiative, discipline and team spirit
• Can translate (high level) requirements into work packages (including staffing and timing input).
• Can work independently in a dynamic, explorative environment.
• Highly committed and flexible (working outside office hours, changing requirements and boundary conditions).
• Robust personality is a must.

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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