Software Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Build a GUI in Python

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00255338-024


Are you a student with a background in Software Engineering or Computer Science? Do you have experience with Python, Pandas and Bitbucket? Are you eager to learn new technologies? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

The mission of our group is to optimize ASML systems' throughput or, simply said, maximize the number of wafers exposed per hour. As such, we have a direct impact on enabling ASML customers to increase their production capabilities.

The TPT analyzer is the main software tool used by the productivity team to perform throughput analysis on the ASML lithography machines.

One of the outputs of the tool is a window with the data shown graphically, for example: bar plots and control charts; this plot window requires the use of an input .csv file that the user needs to modify if some changes are required in the general layout of the window, for example, the number of plots or the data selected. The goal of this project is to improve this window in such a way that the user can dynamically and interactively do these changes, without the need of the input file.

Your assignment

In order to accomplish that, you will:

  • collect users’ feedback and transform them into features to develop in the tool;
  • design an improved plotting GUI;
  • develop a new implementation and/or extension of the already existing one (coding);
  • add selection options on the GUI such as: dropdown-menus, selection panels, check-boxes, etc.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • are a bachelor or master student in Software Engineering or Computer Science;
  • have general knowledge of Python and Objected Oriented Programming;
  • have experience with Pandas, PyQt5, Qt designer and Bitbucket;
  • are eager to learn new technologies;
  • have great communication skills in English, both verbal and written

This is a bachelor or master apprentice internship, with a minimum duration of 4 months, 4 days per week, starting in January.

Please note that we may only consider applicants who are enrolled as a student to a university for the whole duration of the internship.
This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

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/or travel allowance), 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 29,000 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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