Software Engineering Internship (Non-thesis): Lean Configuration Management proposal

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering

NEW Job ID: J-00270311-940


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

Background information

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

To support a growing number of different hardware and electronic configurations and parts, the projection software uses an ASML defined variability pattern. Over the years the pattern has not always been applied correctly, leading in certain areas to an overly complex and difficult to understand way of configuring our projection software.
Within the team it is clear that with some careful analysis a redesign can be done to (again) simplify the configurability, which helps with future developments of new variants and testing.

Your assignment

These will be your tasks during this assignment:

  • Analyze the existing configuration using existing tooling and your own creativity.
  • Propose a vision/simplification that handles the same variance with a smaller set of parameters.
  • Implement a number of these simplifications in the software and propose a roadmap for the remaining items.

These would be the expected results:

  • report showing an analysis of the current status with one or more improvement proposals (if possible).
  • at least one simplification implemented in software.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for the internship, you:

  • Are a student in Computer Science, Software Engineering or any related field;
  • Have knowledge on Design patterns, interface design, and hardware abstraction;
  • Are creative, curious, goal oriented and capable of working independently;
  • Have good communication skills and you understand the value of listening with the aim to understand;
  • Are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing;

This is a bachelor or master 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

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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