Software Engineering Internship: Automate production tests for software qualification

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering

Job ID: J-00254597-521


Are you a master student with a background in Software Engineering or Computer Science? Do you have knowledge on how to use a Linux terminal and commands? Do you have good analytical and communication skills? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

The Metrology department at ASML develops algorithms that drive most of the parts within lithography scanners to achieve performance. Those algorithms use parameters that are set by calibration software during machine setup.
An automated software tester at integration level is used to qualify deliveries of metrology driver software and calibration software. This tester executes a sequence of calibration tests (namely CPDs) according to a predefined setup sequence and verify the final performance of the setup.

Metrology drives constantly for improving efficiency in software development, and strive to automate processes in the context of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD). In this context, we need to investigate a way that connects the software (SW) tools that are used by the factory in real production to the facilities that we use to qualify the SW releases.

Your assignment

You will be part of the Metrology Expose EUV (MEE) department and have interaction with the software and functional teams of MEE, and system integration. You will also be part of a SAFe Agile team and will report directly to the assigned mentor.

This assignment consists of investigating, designing and implementing software facilities that enable the integration of production SW tools to the testing facilities of metrology SW releases. It will be divided into 3 stages:

1. Analyze and define interfaces between factory automation facilities and metrology testing facilities;

2. Design and implement a SW tool that connects the necessary context from the two domains: translates system calibration sequences exported from the factory automation facilities to a sequence file that can be executed by realistic queue executor in simulation environment;

3. Implement a prototype that demonstrates the integration of the SW tool to the CI/CD tools.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • are a master student in Software Engineering or Computer Science;
  • have knowledge on how to use use a Linux terminal and commands;
  • preferably have experience with C, C++, Python, and shell scripting;
  • preferably have 1+ year experience in a professional environment;
  • have good analytical skills;
  • have great communication skills in English.

This is a master's graduation project or apprentice internship with a minimum duration of 6 months, 5 days per week (flexible). The start date is as soon as possible.

Please note that we may only consider students who remain enrolled at their educational facility for the whole 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 free public transport), 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 28,000 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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