Director of Engineering

In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US

Job ID: J-00270122-857

Introduction to the job

Director of Engineering Inspection Software team to develop, hire, and lead the Inspection Software team’s growth in capacity, competence, and excellence, and to drive towards concurrent collaboration, goals, and deliverables as an integrable part of the software engineering group.

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.

Role and responsibilities

  • Manage and drive the team’s goals and deliverables aligned with product releases and technology roadmap with quality and do-the-right-thing mindset
  • Attract talents and on-board high-caliber recruits to build up the resources required by deliverables and growth targets
  • Develop leadership and groom leaders in the team
  • Work and lead by example in a cross-functional team environment to resolve dependencies and address technical challenges
  • Foster team development in both software as well as domain-specific knowledge and expertise to position for growth and embrace challenges
  • Bring relevant experiences, unique expertise, and technical excellence in software technology and quality to further enrich and strengthen our software community
  • Instill and uphold ASML’s high performance standard and productivity culture, and continue to challenge the teams to grow in accordance to ASML values

Education and experience

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science, electrical engineering, or related filed
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experiences in the software industry, semiconductor related software experiences preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of technical and/or people management
  • 5 years of in-depth experiences in C++ and Object Oriented Programming
  • Hands-on knowledge of industry known software tools or products the candidate has had directly involved in their development experiences
  • Must be experienced with large-scale software development and release processes
  • Strong communication skills, and ability to influence others both inside and outside of the team/organization
  • Strong knowledge in software architecture design, OOD and design patterns.
  • Experience in IC design layout and databases, including creating, reading, writing, querying, manipulating is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in distributed processing and parallel programming, OS system-level understanding, performance and capacity trade-offs, and CPU/GPU high-performance computation challenges
  • Knowledge of defect inspection/review, including die-to-die/database experience, or any analysis tool involving IC design data is a big plus
  • Experienced with Git, Agile workflow and software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Knowledge of image processing, real time programming or semiconductor equipment control is a plus.
  • Experience with hardware and software integration is a plus.


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 quality-of-result focus, customer-oriented mindset, and innate leadership quality
  • Technically savvy and can process complex data and ideas involving different domains
  • Able to preach and practice software engineering concepts and knowledge with fundamentally sound and in-depth skillset
  • Manage with experiences in both people as well as technology in small-to-medium sized teams in a high-growth and dynamic, matrixed environment
  • Motivate direct reports and influence and drive others with energetic and infectious leadership style
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads.
  • Demonstrate ownership and accountability, and able to challenge oneself
  • Identifies bottlenecks, dependencies, and drives improvements with timeline

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

Location:San Jose, California


  • May require international travel depending on business needs (1~2 times/year).
  • Manage a team of minimally 15~20 people, own the team’s deliverables, and be responsible for the team’s competency and development
  • Work directly with internal and external customers and stakeholders in a process-driven but dynamic environment


EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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