Sr. Electron Optics Engineer

Research & development


Optical engineering

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development

Work Experience

0-2 years

Job Category

Physics, Optical engineering, Electrical engineering



Job ID: J-00266888-728

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, 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, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Ariz., San Jose and San Diego, Calif., Wilton, Conn., and Hillsboro, Ore.

Role and responsibilities

Join us on the journey of making the most cutting edge e-beam inspection and metrology tools and pushing the limit of chip manufacturing. As a Sr Electron Optics Engineer, you will be responsible for building high quality scanning electron microscope products and driving the issue resolution of the system and modules.

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.

The California base annual salary / hourly range for this role is currently $115,875 - $193,125. 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.

Work closely with design team to assemble the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) prototypes and feedback for design improvements. Review and provide inputs to the service volume design and service procedures.

Responsible to align the SEM and test the SEM performance based on the test performance specifications and generate test reports. Mentor other engineers of the SEM alignment techniques.

Make plan and execute SEM alignment and performance test during system integration and drive the issue troubleshooting to secure shipment and customer commitment.
Provide action plan to CS AIR in a timely manner
Onsite support the tool installation in the customer site
Co-work with designers to build and to improve test equipment for SEM integration
Perform high voltage and vacuum leak test for SEM components and SEM systems
Other duties as assigned
Job description subject to change at any time

Education and experience

PhD or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optics, or equivalent work experience.

Minimum qualifications:
2+ years of relevant experience
Hands-on experience in assembling
Troubleshooting skills on complex system


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:

Strong hands-on skills in assembling and integration
Troubleshooting skills on complex system
Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
Can learn and apply new information 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.
Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
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

Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
Must be willing to lift up to 40 pounds, pull 20 pounds at least once a day and spend the majority of time (greater than 90% less break time) on the floor working on tool sets, walking three to five miles a day, and/or standing/sitting for nine hours.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.
Require up to 25% travel (domestic and international) dependent on business needs.
Require on call support during weekend and at night dependent on business needs.
Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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