Computer Science Internship: Diagnostic tooling for SECS interface

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00258947-463


Are you a student with a background in Computer Science, Embedded Software or similar? Do you have experience with web technologies such as HTML & CSS and web development frameworks? Are you proactive and capable of working independently? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

One of ASML’s system interfaces is named SECS, SEMIEquipment Communications Standard; this is a TCP/IP based protocol used by customers. In an automated chip fabrication plant, this interface is used to start and stop processing, collect measurement data, change variables and select recipes of machines for chip manufacturing. The SECS/GEM (Generic Equipment Model) standards do all this in a defined way. Developed by the SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) organization, the standards define a common set of equipment behavior and communications capabilities.

For analysis of SECS related issues, often diagnostic data from different sources have to be combined. Currently, this is a manual process. It requires expert skills to put the diagnostic data together, analyze it and draw the correct conclusion(s). Therefore, a tool that collects the diagnostic data and guides the user in the analysis based on the expert knowledge brought in to the tool would be very helpful.

Your assignment

For this assignment you are expected to work with the SECS interface owners and customer support representatives.

Your challenge is to design and implement a tool that:

  • Collects relevant diagnostic data from different sources or provides guidance therein;
  • Provides directions for analysis of SECS related issues based on brought-in expert knowledge.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • are a student with a background in Computer Science, Embedded Software or similar;
  • have experience with web technologies such as HTML & CSS and web development frameworks;
  • have experience with Javascript/Python/Ruby/GO/Java and data formats;
  • are creative and capable of working independently;
  • have great communication skills in English, both verbal and written.

This is a bachelor or master apprentice or graduation internship, with a minimum duration of 5 months, 4 days per week, starting in January 2023.

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?

How will you be part of progress?

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