Software Engineering | Computer Science Internship: Rapid Prototyping for Algorithms

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering

Job ID: J-00265539-960


Are you able to translate functional requirements into software design? Do you have great communication and programming skills? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

An internship in the Scanner Metrology department of ASML is a great opportunity to experience working in a dynamic and international environment where you will be challenged daily to push technology boundaries further.

The Scanner Metrology department is responsible for estimating, optimizing, and controlling the TwinScan machine behavior. We develop software that is built from many advanced algorithms. These algorithms determine the scanner behavior by interacting with the software and algorithms around them.

Your assignment

In this internship you will enable rapid prototyping for algorithms. As a first step, we aim to rapid prototype algorithms written in the Julia programming language. Your tasks will be to:

  • Design an algorithm interface that supports continuous algorithm development (evolution);
  • Create the tooling for replacing a Julia algorithm in a simulated scanner environment;
  • Advance the tooling to support hot algorithm replacement in a running simulated scanner;
  • Advance the tooling to support algorithm replacement on a real scanner.

Your profile

In order to be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Can translate functional requirements and designs into software designs;
  • Have skills in C and C++
  • Have (project) experience in a technical environment;
  • Have excellent communication skills

Skills in functional programming is a pre. This is a Bachelor apprentice or graduation internship for 5-6 months, 5 days per week, starting as soon as possible.

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?

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