Sr. SQA Engineer

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Other technical job categories



Published: 11 days ago Job ID: J-00257130-379

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Ariz., San Jose and San Diego, Calif., Wilton, Conn., and Hillsboro, Ore.

The Sr. SQA Engineer tests and validates software applications utilized to test Cymer deep ultraviolet (DUV) light sources and modules. Participates in the full development cycle of software test tools: requirements, design, development, test and release. Tests and validates test equipment utilized to run test software applications.

Role and responsibilities

  • Develops test plans to validate LabVIEW software applications used in Manufacturing, Engineering and Supplier testing.
  • Designs and creates test cases and procedures for testing software functionality. Executes these test cases, and maintains an auditable storage and retrieval of test results.
  • Participates in the definition of software requirements. Analyzes software requirements for completeness and participates in the creation of operational use cases.
  • Participates in design reviews to ensure requirements have been flowed down into the appropriate design documentation.
  • Analyzes test results and provides progress reports to engineers and management.
  • Writes test procedures needed to deploy software applications to the final users.
  • Participates in the training of the test software users.
  • Collects data on problems and issues and provides feedback to the development teams for implementation of root cause solutions.
  • Configures the test equipment required to run the test software applications. This includes test computers, data acquisition systems, cables, device drivers, etc.
  • Validates new test equipment functionality.
  • Evaluates the electrical, software, optical and electromagnetic components of the laser system and its modules in order to create all the necessary test cases.
  • Creates technical presentations and present those in cross functional review meetings.
  • Creates engineering designs documents including block diagrams, flow diagrams and other engineering design artifacts. Reviews documentation created by other team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline. Master degree is a plus.
  • A minimum of six (6) years industry experience developing software test plans.
  • Experience defining, developing, and implementing software test systems.
  • Experience with software development process, software configuration management and defect tracking (JIRA, SVN).
  • Experience validating test equipment (test computers, DAQ systems, I/O boards, Interface boxes, cable systems).
  • Experience testing / using communication interfaces: RS232, RS422, Ethernet (TCP/IP, UDP, TCP), SPI.
  • Experience testing LabVIEW applications highly desired but not required.
  • Programming experience (LabVIEW, Matlab, Python, C++, etc.) desired but not required.


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:

  • Ability to use standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multimeters, signal generators and power meters.
  • Ability to setup test computers: device drivers, file management, installation of troubleshooting software (Wireshark, FileZilla, HyperTerminal, TeraTerm, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge in utilizing design engineering tools including the capability of statistically analyzing data and reporting it in graphical formats (trend charts, CpK, Control Charts, Gauge R&R Studies).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write technical and status reports, business correspondence, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated high level of accountability, responsibility, and technical competence.
  • Must be task focused and have a results oriented attitude and approach to the job responsibilities.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a process driven demanding environment with changing workloads.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use structured problem solving to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Project planning and execution.

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

Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
U.S. Flexible Work policy may be available to employees who work in conductive roles. Mutually-beneficial alternative work arrangement must be approved by manager – hybrid working Model.
May require domestic and international travel dependent on business needs – about 5%
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.
Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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