Software Engineering Internship: Routing algorithm optimization

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Mechatronics, Other technical job categories

Published: 28 days ago Job ID: J-00256419-761


Are you a student in Software Engineering, Mechatronics or similar? Do you have knowledge in MATLAB, C and Python? Are you open-minded and willing to learn from others? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML is the market leader in developing photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry. One of the sub-functions inside this complex system is the "Wafer Positioning and Immersion group". This group ensures the delivery of integrated embedded software solutions.

Your assignment

For this assignment, you will get familiar with ASML's software environment. You will also:

  • identify the differences between MATLAB and C algorithm;
  • update the existing MATLAB code with the current state of C algorithm;
  • use MCodeX to embed the MATLAB algorithm to ASML software environment, including the required update to accommodate the MATLAB algorithm embedding;
  • execute a performance testing on the final design and, if required, execute optimization on the MATLAB algorithm.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • are a bachelor or master student with a background in Software Engineering, Mechatronics or similar;
  • have basic knowledge of MATLAB, C, C++ and Python;
  • can work independently and are willing to learn from others;
  • have great communication skills in English, both verbal and written.

This is an apprentice internship for bachelor and master students, and it is also suitable for bachelor students who want to do a graduation project. This assignment has a minimum duration of 6 months, 4 days per week, starting as soon as possible.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire 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/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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