Product Owner

Mechanical engineering

Other technical job categories

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San Diego - CA, US

Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Other technical job categories

Published: 18 days ago Job ID: J-00252094-259

Introduction to the job

ASML US, LP brings 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, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA (EUV laser source creation).

This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

The laser-produced plasma EUV source produced by ASML generates light by firing high-energy laser pulses at Tin droplet targets at kHz repetition rates. The resulting plasma pulses create both desired EUV light, and undesired tin debris in the form of ballistic particulates and atomic vapor. If unabated, the Tin debris will coat all surfaces in the vessel, including optical components, impacting the transmission of EUV and Laser light.

We are looking for a Systems Design and Project Engineer (Semiconductor Equipment) supporting solution development and implementation on the product having the SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) role of product owner. The objective is to ensure design concepts can be developed to address the undesired Tin debris, and deliver robust product solutions. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a hands-on technical background, excellent communication skills, planning capability, and ability to influence others. You will work with a team of highly professional engineers and scientists with diverse academic backgrounds and many years of experience. Your job is to provide work scope, work prioritization, and support to the team to deliver practical solutions and ensure successful validation and implementation of these features on the product.To be successful you must work with multiple project leaders and distill clear, prioritized work instructions to your scrum teams

Role and responsibilities

  • Supports a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional team in the design and development of modules to assure performance, operation, serviceability, and cost-of-ownership requirements.
  • Provides design and procedure support in a continuous product improvement effort leveraging feedback from customers, personal experience, and other field integration engineers.
  • Supports equipment design, performance validation and product documentation activities.
  • Participates in system level design reviews and provides feedback to ensure adherence to safety, process controls, and quality principles.
  • Oversees Integration activities of product modules delivered by projects outside of San Diego by closely coordinating with the key project stakeholders.
  • Uses ASML standard tools and methodologies to report, investigate and resolve technical problems in the design and validation phase.
  • Leads issue management to solution for Integration, Factory and Field system escalations.
  • Identifies metrology or performance gaps and leads design improvement effort with development team using data-driven feedback collected from the field or 1st article demonstration units.

Manage system integration and release of deliverables from D&E projects

  • Own deliverables (Qualified BoM/SW release, Qualified build/setup & test sequence, Qualified non-commercial upgrade packages, sequence).
  • Align on triple constraints, with the relevant stakeholders (resources, scope, timing).
  • Report on deliverable status and quality, towards project lead, program and line management.
  • Own release strategy for baseline / package(s) with team and roll up to Masterplan with the project lead.

Own bottom up plan

  • Perform SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) role of product owner
  • Break down work items into plannable pieces, and prioritize work on them according to high level guidance
  • Create Prioritized and clear deliverables on the team JIRA backlog
  • Plan work over prototype systems.
  • Manage and report on bottom up differences between plans.
  • Manage critical path of integration.
  • Provides input towards the Key Decision (KD) process for Integration to program and line management (top-X lists, schedule, test status).

Manage issues for the deliverables

  • Roll-up towards Top-X lists & report product level impact.
  • Define and own the issue handling Way of Working, maintain issue lists (or delegate), host issue meeting.
  • Report on integration quality towards end customers and make proposals for structural improvements.
  • Plan, coordinate and coach the system integration project team in order to Reduce system integration related product risks as efficiently as possible and toprepare and deliver all process and product outputs mentioned in SI Department WoW.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and experience

  • BS/MS Mechanical engineering or Physics (preferred) or equivalent with 5+(BS) / 3+(MS) years’ experience.
  • Experience with process equipment design including gas and vacuum technologies, thermal management systems, and process control techniques desired.
  • Experience with engineering configuration management processes or tools desired.
  • Experience organizing, scoping, scheduling, and driving projects desired.
  • Detail-oriented problem solver with initiative and responsibility.
  • Understanding of the concept of large complex system integration and practices.
  • Excellent analytical skills and trouble shooting skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, optical, and control sub systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering specifications and drawings.
  • Ability to translate the design and test requirements into comprehensive test plan documents and procedures.
  • Ability to reduce large amounts of data, create a concise summary, and make a high quality presentation.
  • Ability to define and execute tasks based on project descriptions with minimum or no supervision.
  • Plan activities and execute to schedules established by program.


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:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
  • Understanding of the concept of large complex system integration and practices.
  • Understanding of the concept of optics.
  • Understanding of the concept of system controls.
  • Excellent analytical skills and trouble shooting skills.
  • Detail oriented, willing to travel, able to work in multi-cultural environment.
  • Versatile skill set and willing to perform hands on work in a lab environment.
  • Self-motivated with excellent technical written and verbal communication skills.

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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EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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