[TW Pipeline] D&E - Software Designer (Java) - Linkou

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Linkou, Taiwan


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: req48767

Introduction to the job

Would you like to create novel software that helps make Moore's Law possible? Would you like to create and implement Java software designs that help our customers - semiconductors manufacturers - reach new standards of quality and create smaller and faster computer chips? At ASML we create full-stack software products that run in the most modern Semiconductor Fabs in the world, and we are always pushing the boundary of what is possible.

We are always looking for talented Java developers who know how to apply the latest Java SE or Java EE technologies, to join the teams responsible for creating software for automation of high volume manufacturing in semiconductor fabs. This could be your next job, so if you would like to join us - please apply!
Within ASML, the sector Development and Engineering is responsible for the specification, design, integration, qualification, and sustaining of all ASML products. Taking advantage of customer and manufacturing proximity, the D&E Applications Software of the ASML Center of Excellence (ACE) is located in Linkou, Taiwan

Role and responsibilities

As a Java developer you will join one of our multinational Scrum teams to create state of the art software solutions. Teams are composed of five to ten developers, a Scrum Master and a Product Owner. We are committed to follow the Agile way of working, with sprints and demos every two weeks, aiming for frequent releases of working software. In all teams we cooperate with internal and external experts from different knowledge domains to discover and build the best solutions possible. We use tools like Continuous Integration with GIT,Jira and Bamboo. We move fast to help our customers reach their goals, and we strive to create reliable and well-tested software, as a failure in our software stack can severely impact customers' operations.
All these dedicated Java teams work in unison on different products and platforms across ASML. Their domains are one or more of: (basically here are the different java teams explained in short).
•Creation of software infrastructure using Java EE which provides access to SQL and NoSQL storage, reliably manages job queues with switch-over and fail-over features, periodically collects of information from networked systems in the Fab and offers big-data-like storage and computational capabilities;
•Creation of a solution on-site that continuously monitors all scanners in a customer’s domain. The server can detect (upcoming) system failure and identify what corrective actions are needed;
•Providing industrial automation tasks that take care of unattended complex adjustments to the manufacturing process, to enable highest yields in High Volume Manufacturing;
•Development of algorithms that give our customers the power to reach optimal results during manufacturing;
•Creation of applications that help fine-tune the manufacturing process, helping process engineers navigate the complexities of process set-up through excellent UX design;
•Creation of visualization and analytics applications, for visual performance monitoring and to help dig through huge amounts of data to pinpoint potential issues and solutions. For these applications, we use Spotfire and R as main technologies.
•Selection and management of IT infrastructure that helps us run the software on a multi-blade server with plenty of storage. In this area, we use virtualization technologies, Linux, Python and Splunk next to Java;
•Use emerging technologies to turn vision into reality, e.g. on big data and machine learning;

Education and experience

A relevant BSc or MSc in the area of software engineering, computer science, information systems, IT or electronics
If you already have Java software development experience in the high-tech industry, and you are applying for a medior, or a senior position; you need to have the following experience:

•At least 4 years of Java SE or Java EE development
•Design and development of server-side software using object-oriented paradigm
•Creation of automated unit and integration tests using mocks and stubs
•Working with Continuous Integration
•Working as a part of a Scrum team

Having this experience is a plus:
•Creation of web-based user interfaces
•Affinity with math, data science or machine learning

Are you applying as a junior; (we need to have a discussion what we see as a junior; and what the minimum speccs would be)

•1 to 2 years of relevant Java experience. I.e. Java SE/EE 1.8 or newer;
•Development of server-side software using object-oriented paradigm;
•Creation of automated unit and integration tests using mocks and stubs;
•Familiar with Continuous Integration;
•Having knowledge of, or already working as part of a Scrum team.

Having this experience is a plus:
•Creation of web-based user interfaces
•Affinity with math, data science or machine learning


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:

•You should first of all be passionate about technology and should be excited by the idea that his work will impact millions of end-users worldwide.
•You should be analytical, product and quality-oriented.
•You like to investigate issues, you are creative in solving problems
•You are open-minded, you like to discuss about technical challenges and you want to push the boundaries of technology.
•You are an innovator and you constantly seek to improve your knowledge and your work.
•You take ownership and you support your team, you are the backbone of your group.
•You are client and quality oriented – you do not settle for second best solutions, but you strive to find the best ways to acquire top results.

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

Keywords: software engineering, computer science, Agile, Scrum, Java, product development, object oriented

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