Optical Engineer

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Published: 28 days ago Job ID: J-00253679-984

Introduction to the job

Do you want to join a great team building the next generation of lithography machines?
In this position you will work on the optical design of the laser systems optical and opto-mechanical sub-systems for the creation and control of EUV radiation and supports the development & integration of innovative core technology elements and/or system concepts into engineering solutions. Requirement is to perform a variety of engineering tasks including design verifications, development, test, qualification, troubleshooting and integration implementation of subassemblies and modules. Works with the lead optical and opto-mechanical engineers and system scientists to develop optical solution concepts. Subsequent activities may include beam properties analyses and simulation-based and experimental qualification studies. Develops resolutions to broad design and critical issues that impact design/manufacturing successes or to address future concepts, products, or technologies.

Role and responsibilities

-Assumes optical engineering responsibilities for optical component, module or subsystem design from concept through final qualification.
-Coordinates with lead optical and opto-mechanical engineers and scientists in transfer to engineering prototypes.
-Performs component (active and passive) specification, design development and qualification in the lab and on-system.
-Delivers qualification reports and makes recommendations for improvements and further work.
-Interacts closely with development engineers, supply chain engineers, suppliers.
-Participates in preliminary and critical design reviews
Performs other duties as required.

Education and experience

-Master’s degree in applicable field (or bachelor’s with 2+ years’ work experience in relevant field).
-Experience with optical design and analysis software (such as: Zemax, FRED).
-Experience with mathematical analysis tools such as MatLab.
-Experience with working in an optical laboratory and familiarity with optical metrology tools an advantage.
-Experience with the design and alignment of high-power laser systems and reflective focusing systems an advantage.
-Familiar with working in complex project development cycle is an advantage.
-Requirement to report on project progress with strong written and verbal communication skills.
-Skilled in using a variety of computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail) required
-Solid theoretical and experimental background in some or all of:
Optical system and component specification
Optical system design, analysis & tolerancing
High-power IR lasers and modulators (EOM, AOM…)
Polarization management
Optical sensors and imaging components


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:

-Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work
-Can learn and apply new information or skill
-Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents
-Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
-Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads
-Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability
-Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements
-Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision
-Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication
-Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and customer.
-Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines

-Testing in clean room may be required on a need basis (10-20%)
-The primary location of this job is Veldhoven, travel to other locations up to 10% may be required.

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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