D&E EUV Projection NXE - Mirror Heating Design Engineer

Research & development


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Physics, Optical engineering



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00250998-621

Introduction to the job

ASML is relentlessly driving the semiconductor industry’s ongoing quest for producing faster, smarter and more energy efficient chips. We are a young, dynamic, international and highly skilled workforce creating, with strong support of our suppliers, the lithographic tools the industry needs to achieve its goals.
Are you looking for a challenge to design, test, integration and troubleshoot thermal solutions in optical modules? Then you will enjoy this position in the EUV optical column projection team. You will be part of the EUV projection group responsible to transfer and de-magnify the reticle image onto the wafer in the EUV scanners by means of advanced optical manipulations and corrections.

Role and responsibilities

As mirror heating design engineer in the EUV Projection NXE group you will be responsible for the design, integration, qualification and troubleshooting of the mirror heating solutions for the projection modules in the EUV scanners. You will work in a fast paced and multi-disciplinary environment as part of a project team.
Next to the technical solutions which are developed, you will also have to consider aspects like costs, reliability, availability and serviceability. Your responsibility is to take ownership of a project deliverable and drive it towards completion. This includes documentation, specification, qualification & integration as well as issue handling and supporting customer specific requests. In order to fulfill this role, you need to align within in the team on both hardware and software related technical aspects, scope, planning and progress. Also, you need to collaborate with different competences and sectors (systems engineering, marketing and customer support) within ASML. Using your technical knowledge, analytical thinking and people skills you will work closely together with the project team and interfacing projects and sectors.

You are part of a team of engineers who work together on mirror heating solutions in the projection modules. The job consists of:

•Acquiring knowledge on the mechanisms related to mirror heating in the projection optics and the link to the optical and imaging performance of the entire system.
•Understanding the thermal, mechanical and material aspects related to mirror heating.
•Contribute, in a team, to the development of mirror heating solutions for the EUV projection modules, which a mixture of hardware and software developments.
•Specify, design, support implementation, qualify and integrate new mirror heating functionality.
•Contribute to troubleshoot and solving issues, escalations and customer specific requests. This involves analyzing data, connecting the results to physical phenomena such as thermal phenomena, material drifts, optical drifts etc., and steer towards the proper solution directions.
•Contribute to generation and maintenance of proof book data and machine performance overviews.
•Working in a multi-disciplinary project and collaborate with supplier, factory and customer support teams.

Education and experience

MSc or PhD in physics, thermal, material science or engineering, preferably with knowledge of optical systems.

•Experience with working in teams in a multi-disciplinary environment is needed.
•3 to 7 years work experience in an industrial environment is preferred.


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:

• Affinity with working a multidisciplinary environment related to complex systems.
• Contributions to thermal conditioning systems and/or applications of optical systems is preferred.
• Affinity with thermal, mechanical, optical, material science and software disciplines.
• Ability to think on a functional level and in design details.
• Ability to integrate, test and troubleshoot functions on module or system level.
• Affinity with both hardware aspects such as fiber optics or laser systems and software aspects such as modeling.
• Excellent communicational skills.
• Ability to switch between complex matters and high-level conclusions, ability to convey these in an understandable fashion.
• Team player with ability to build network towards other parts of the ASML organization.
• Self-propelling, showing initiative and drive, pragmatic attitude.
• Flexible, result driven and committed.
• Good analytical skills and drive for quality.
• Good practice of Matlab / programming is highly recommended.

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

Within ASML, the Sector Development and Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the planning, development, and delivery of integrated solutions that meet business requirements. This responsibility also includes the specification of trade-offs across sectors.

The department DE EUV Optical Column is responsible for delivery of the projection, illumination, dose control, and EUV light collection functions for the EUV machines. The department develops technical solutions, means and methods and competences to ensure these deliveries in all the different product phases.

The holder of this position is reporting to the ED EUV DE OC Projection NXE Group Leader.

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