Software Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Future Proof Interface Abstraction

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-00270310-939


Are you a student with a background in Software Engineering or Computer Science? Do you have knowledge on design patterns and interface design? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

The EUV Projection software group is responsible for the software of the projection subsystem that makes images of reticle patterns on the wafer with nanometer accuracy. The projection software performs complex mirror positioning and thermal control to accomplish this.

The thermal control parameters are calibrated with an application. This application uses another subsystem through a legacy-interface that exposes implementation details of that subsystem. Unfortunately, those implementation details have actually been used in our code. Additionally, this legacy-interface contains more features than required for our calibration. The dependency on this legacy-interface needs to be resolved in order for both subsystems to be able to evolve independently.

Your assignment

Tasks: Analyze the real needs of our calibration and define a better (more abstract & future proof) interface with the other subsystem. Adapt our application code to use this new interface(s) and create an adapter that translates the new to the old interface.

Results: a well-defined interface and decoupled code.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for the internship, you:

  • Are a student in Computer Science, Software Engineering or any related field;
  • Have experience with design patterns and interface design;
  • Have experience with Python, Matlab and Linux;
  • Are creative, curious, goal oriented and capable of working independently;

This is a bachelor apprentice internship lasting 3+ months, 5 days per week starting in September 2023.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the internship.

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

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

What ASML offers

Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing and/or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress

We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the applications to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

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. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world

Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring 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 your opportunity to get to know this world and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?

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