Sr. FPGA Engineer

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Electrical engineering


In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development

Work Experience

8+ years

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Electrical engineering, Physics



Published: 5 days ago Job ID: J-00257109-161

Introduction to the job

ASML US 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, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

Role and responsibilities

The firmware team is responsible for embedded software development on e-beam inspection products of ASML.In this role, you will have the opportunity tackle new and exciting technical challenges each day as you develop firmware on embedded system with mixed signal and FPGA based on system specifications and requirements.We are looking for engineers with strong technical background in embedded software development in real-time OS.
This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Education and experience


MSEE with 6+ years of work experience and/or PhD 3+ years, Electrical or Computing Engineering.
Strong Verilog or VHDL coding skills
Experienced on FPGA board level design with Intel Quartus including RTL design, module level simulation, timing constrain, STA timing analysis etc.
Experienced on bus protocol (Avalon streaming, Avalon Memory Mapped etc.) and industry interface (SPI, UART, Ethernet etc.) design.
Experienced on DDR3 or DDR4 memory control design and High-speed SerDes interface control design.
Solid digital hardware knowledge and circuit schematic read capability. Analog hardware knowledge is a plus.
Experience on Linux system and C coding is a plus.
Strong trouble shooting skills and communication skills.


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:

Self-motivated, have a keen eye to identify bottleneck/risks and drive improvement
Good problem-solving skill
Work smarter, not harder.
Can learn and apply new information, tools or skills.
Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads.
Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and customer.
Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

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

The California base annual salary/hourly range for this role is currently $134,625.00 -$224,375.00. Pay scales are determined by role, level, location and alignment with market data. Individual pay is determined through interviews and an assessment of several factors that that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and pay relative to other team members. Our recruiters can share more information about our bonus program, benefits and equity during the hiring process.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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