Data Science Internship (non-thesis): Optimization of SQL Database for Field Data Mining

Research & development

Data science

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Data science, Computer science & software engineering

Published: 19 days ago Job ID: J-00252939-276


Are you a bachelor or master student in data science, computer science, or similar? Are you highly interested in cutting edge technology and big data? Do you have an affinity with Matlab, data engineering and MySQL? If so, this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

In Business Line Applications, we create application products that run in most modern semiconductor fabs in the world. Our department develops, integrates, and qualifies functional modules in products used to monitor and control on-product performance under high-volume manufacturing conditions. In our group On-product performance Technology Enablers, we believe that deep understanding of on-product performance and its contributors enables the development of the technology roadmap. One of our activities in collaboration with business line DUV, system performance investigation - field data mining (SPI-FDM), utilizes large amounts of customer scanner and on-product performance data from the field in order to enable this understanding. This data is stored, contextualized and managed using a custom-made SQL database. With increasing amounts of data and new data types gradually being added, the complexity of this database also increases steadily.

Your assignment

The proposed assignment will help our project greatly by making our database future proof. As an intern in the team, you will:

  • Simplify, optimize and standardize the data ingestion procedure and tooling;
  • Simplify and optimize the data base structure for ingestion and data retrieval speed, as well as ease of use;
  • Implement additional features and the ingestion of new data file types;
  • Document the tooling and design (incl. tooling repository), prepare knowledge transfer material and script examples for users inside and outside SPI FDM.

This is an apprentice internship for a duration of 4 to 6 months, 5 days per week, starting as soon as possible.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this position, you:

  • Are a bachelor or master student in data science, computer science, or similar;
  • Have an affinity with Matlab, MySQL and data engineering;
  • Are proactive, eager to learn and not afraid to ask questions;
  • Have a genuine interest towards cutting edge technology, semiconductors and big data;
  • Speak and write English proficiently.

Knowlegde of hadoop and other non-SQL database formats is considered a plus.

Please note that we may only consider students who remain enrolled at their educational facility for the entire duration of the internship.

Diversity and 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

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €600 (plus a possible housing and/or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: getting ready for real-world R&D
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country – or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?

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