D&E - Distributed Computing Infrastructure Developer - Linkou

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Linkou, Taiwan


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Published: 15 days ago Job ID: J-00257048-641

Introduction to the job

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductor-chip-making equipment. A majority of the world’s microchips receive their critical lithographic patterning in machines made by ASML. ASML also produces metrology tools and advanced applications to analyze and optimize the performance of the customer production process. You can be a part of the movement that will bring the next generation of chips to the world.

ASML develops Analytics & Control solutions that improve the accuracy of performance metrics (such as overlay, focus, critical dimension) as measured on the end product of a fab process (wafers with chip structures). You will work on the platform underneath these processing algorithms, a distributed computing platform. This platform will provide value to ASML customers all over the world, making sure the chips of the next generation are produces efficiently and with the highest quality.

In the VHV head office there are 6 infra teams, ~40 engineers, Product Owners and Scrum Masters working on the platform layers. The application development teams that develop the business critical applications consist of 15-25 teams. In this position you will be a start-up member of a cross platform development team based in the ASML Linkou office.

Within ASML, the sector Development and Engineering is responsible for the specification, design, integration, qualification, and sustaining of all ASML products. Taking advantage of customer and manufacturing proximity, the D&E Applications of the ASML Center of Excellence (ACE) is located in Linkou, Taiwan

Role and responsibilities

Maintain and extend the current DC/OS platform that the chip factories can depend on. Participate in the development of the next generation of the platform which is based on K8S.You don’t write obscure scripts that people will forget exist. Instead, you’ll contribute to the platform that is essential to the chip manufacturers, and in turn essential for the coming generations many semiconductor based devices. The platform itself consists of a scale-able and distributed data and compute infrastructure. The scale and complexity of the platform gives everyone involved the opportunity to keep learning new things. You are a senior engineer able to pull your own weight and train and support others.

Be part of this compute platform that is one of the main pillars under the production of the next generation microchips of Apple, Samsung and many others.

You will be working in the virtual compute platform (VCP). This platform is developed inside ASML to host compute and analytics applications that aim to improve the yield in the semiconductor factories of our customers.

These applications take data from ASML equipment. They combine this data to real time production corrections. The corrections are sent back to the ASML production equipment. Failure of the platform has high impact. It would mean failure of the customers (tsmc, Samsung, Intel etc.) production facility.

The on-premise platform is currently developed based on DC/OS. We are in the process of migrating to Kubernetes. We develop the platform aspects in our team. Scheduling of resources, containerization, fail-over and data collection from scanner and measurement devices inside the fab. We have an up time expectation of 4 nine’s.

Installations and upgrades are automated with Ansible. Other technologies you may encounter are Spark for data processing, Kafka for notifications and high volume data ingestion. Hadoop and HBASE are used for data storage. Hyper converged CEPH storage is one of the candidates to replace the HDP stack.

Your responsibilities:
Implement the product featureswith the team
Automate tests to theimplemented features
Help application developers tounderstand the infrastructure / cluster / system
Increase platformreliabilityby improving system resilience (bug-fixing and beyond)

Education and experience

A relevant BSc or MSc in the area of software engineering, computer science, information systems, IT or MIS

**Senior** software engineer,you are a *developer* delivering platform *infrastructure-as-code* formore than 6 years
You are at home in the Linuxlandscape (ours is RHEL-based)
Strong knowledge of *infrastructure-as-code*landscape (*Ansible*, Puppet, Chef, Salt) -- we use Ansible
*Platform-thinking* mindset: ourdeliveries have a large community of different stakeholders, and you willcontribute on making it smooth, resilient, clean
Past proven experience withKubernetes *development* and python guru
You bring a very structured wayof working for yourself and are able to install that mindset into the team
You are not afraid toexperiment, collaborate, and share ideas

Hard Skills:
Containerization, Kubernetes,Ansible, Docker, Spark, Python, Kafka,
Hadoop and HBASE, CEPH,MongoDb, Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)
Networking, understand TCP/IP protocol, troubleshoot firewall config issues etc.
Linux, OS Hardening,Containerization, Azure DevOps, RHEV, RHEL

Having this experience is a large plus:


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:

You take ownership and you support your team, you are the backbone of your group.
You are client and quality oriented – you do not settle for second best solutions, but you strive to find the best ways to acquire top results.
You like to solve problems (permanently)
You are open to Challenges
You think outside the box
You can look through the customer eyes, what worked before may need to change for a customer X
You automate
You have a positive attitude and are not stuck in dogmas, you combine a fresh view and apply experience equally

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

Workplace: ACE (ASML Taiwan, Linkou). Travel to the customer sites or the development headquarters (HQ) in the Netherlands for on-the-job training may be needed as part of the assignment

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