Algorithms Engineer

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Published: 6 days ago Job ID: J-00253884-978

Introduction to the job

As an engineer in the Application Algorithm group you will design and help implement solutions that improve the overlay accuracy between layers and/or the critical dimension of printed features on actual product wafers of our customers (on-product performance). Your scope exceeds the overlay and imaging/focus performance of ASML’s lithographic equipment, and includes effects on the on-product performance caused by other processing equipment, masks, metrology, and the choices that are made by the customer on how to do process setup and control.

You are responsible for creating and improving ASML’s application products that will improve the on-product performance of our customers. Your proposals for application product improvement can cover a wide variety of solutions concerning choices in process control strategies, optimization of process corrections, process fingerprint estimation and prediction, measurement strategies and process fingerprint root cause analysis. By combining scanner and metrology measurements with information on fab usage conditions through techniques from the field of statistics and process control theory, you discover relations between stochastic variables and design adaptive models that generalize well and can deal with uncertainty. Certain data is inexpensive and abundant, while other data is expensive and sparse. Besides their main purpose as lithographic tools, our scanners are not only generating a lot of valuable data, they are also excellent actuators to correct for process fingerprints.

Since you will be working with sensitive customer data, a high level of integrity is required for securing confidentiality. At the same time you are expected to be able to translate customer problems and requests in into ASML product improvements.

Role and responsibilities

  • You’ll be responsible for designing, prototyping, and validating optimization strategies and statistics / modeling algorithms in Matlab, and / or Julia
  • Develop validated product (improvement) proposals and a design for these such that it can be implemented by software engineers.
  • Work closely with other functional engineers on above activities and work closely with software engineers by explaining the design, co-develop and testing / validation.
  • Interact with the product owner, who is responsible for the assignments, planning and maximizing the value of ASML products to the benefits of the customer.
  • Participate actively in identifying future product features
  • When required, you’ll also be responsible for customer data analysis with the above mentioned models and algorithms, occasionally on-site at a customer

Education and experience

Master/PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics with a solid background in the majority of the following fields: optimization, statistics, linear regression, linear algebra, control theory, design of experiments, algorithms, data science and data analysis.


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:

We are looking for people with 5-10 years of experience in an (industrial) research, development, or process control organization. Experience within the semiconductor industry is desirable, but not required.

Personal Skills:

  • Analytical and abstract thinking
  • Result oriented
  • Team player, likes to collaborate with others, also from other disciplines.
  • Taking ownership, Self-starter, pro-active
  • Fast learner
  • Innovative, Broad thinker
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in English
  • Flexible

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

Development & Engineering: The Applications business line develops, integrates, and qualifies functional modules and application packages in the area of wafer metrology (critical dimension and overlay) and wafer fab applications (process control system related). All development activities need to be conducted within the constraints of specification, time and budget as demanded by market conditions.

The holder of this position reports to the group lead of the D&E PWC Control Algorithms group, interacts with the Product Owner and Scrum master and operates within multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

Travelling to customers worldwide can be part of the job. An assessment can be part of the selection process.

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