DUV Platform System Engineer

Research & development


Electrical engineering

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

8+ years

Job Category

Physics, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering



Job ID: J-00265473-925

Introduction to the job

Do you have experience as a machine builder within ASML, and a strong sense for system design, platform definition, and commonality? Are you seeking for a position combining your in-depth technical knowledge to your customer-orientation and your sixth sense for innovation? Let us know, we are looking for you.

Role and responsibilities

As Platform System Engineer you are the technical leader of a platform development program. In this position the primary responsibility is definition of a new NXT and XT platforms, maximizing the commonality within the platform and between the platforms. For modules which cannot be fully common, configurable solutions needs to be found with a large common base, and specific add-ons in cases where there is customer value. The DUV portfolio is getting highly diversified. A good platform definition and execution is a pre-requisite to make sure that we can develop many applications specific scanners based on a strong common platform.

As Platform System Engineer, you are part of the Platform team. Together with Product Marketing and the Platform Development Manager, you give direction to the development of new platforms or the structural improvement of our installed base. You lead a team of function systems engineers and function architects to achieve the deliverables.

You align with different function architects and projects and manage interfaces between key projects.

Your tasks and responsibilities include the following:

  • You balance effort and impact from the team to get the best result for ASML and the customer.
  • You inspire the team and make sure that all relevant expertise is involved.
  • You interact with ASML field marketing in order to select and define improvements of ASML products beneficial to our customer.
  • You engage with customer in their (early stage of) development to demonstrate the feasibility of litho solutions that enable their product innovations.

Your proposals for platform definition can cover a wide variety of solutions concerning hardware and software (re)designs. These proposals shall be balanced across all the different business drivers: overlay, focus, imaging, productivity, availability, factory cycle time and cost.

Education and experience

Min. MSc degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or (applied) physics is mandatory.
You have a solid background in several of the following fields: semiconductor manufacturing and process technology, semiconductor device physics, data analysis, statistics. For this role a good knowledge of the different ASML system modules is important (“machine builder”).

You have a minimum of 8 years of experience within the semiconductor industry. You combine in depth technical knowledge and experience in overseeing complex systems and product roadmaps.


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:

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.

You have a strong background in machine building and have a broad overview of the system design within ASML. Furthermore, you have developed the following skills:

  • You act decisive and generate solutions effectively
  • You can balance well between quality and time (pragmatic attitude)
  • You are a fast learner and react adequately to new situations and changing demand
  • You communicate pro-actively, motivating and convincing the relevant stakeholders of your vision
  • You possess strong analytical skills. You are able to zoom in and out, considering the big picture without neglecting critical details
  • You are focused and very much result - oriented
  • You take responsibility for your actions and your opinions.

Other information

Context of the position
The department of System Engineering is part of the Product and Technology sector of ASML and consists of about 150 employees. As System Engineer, you work in a demanding multidisciplinary environment.Your internal stakeholders are the higher development & engineering (D&E) management and technical leads, group leaders responsible for resources, project leaders executing the implementation of the product improvement proposal and fellow system engineers.

Other information
Travelling a few times per year to customers worldwide is to be expected.

Key words:
Semiconductors, Lithography, Platform, Commonality Overlay, Imaging, Focus, Engineering, Cost

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