Software Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Improve software test coverage and infrastructure

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Data science


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Data science, Mathematics

Job ID: J-00270652-188


Are you a bachelor or master student with a background in Software Engineering or Data Science? Do you have an affinity for programming? Are you proactive and independent? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML is the world's leading manufacturer for semiconductor lithography machines, that are used to produce computer chips for both logic and memory. Our cutting edge technology is key to powering not just the current, but also the next generation of electronic devices. Metrology is a critical part of the lithography process, which involves measurement and characterization of various components and processes involved during chip production.

Our advanced metrology techniques include high-precision sensors coupled to complex software algorithms, which enable accurate and reliable sub-nanometer measurements of critical parameters such as overlay, focus and critical dimension.

Your assignment

Our functional engineers often develop and test code locally on their system. This is followed by packaging into a patch, that gets integrated into the machine environment. Needless to say, our software stack has grown tremendously over the years, both in size and complexity. In order to track the health of our functional codebase, we have set up autotesters that run periodically and generate useful reports. We are also transitioning towards more modern and scalable version control hosted on GitHub. The goal of this assignment is to help set up a state-of-the-art code migration framework.

The assignment will involve but is not limited to the following tasks:

  • Understand the current way of working with respect to functional code development.
  • Improve the state of unit testers, test framework and reporting.
  • Migrate selected software components to GitHub, develop test workflows and generate documentation.
  • Write a report summarizing the results, and present to the group.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • Are a student with an educational background in Software Engineering and/or Computer Science or any related field;
  • Are able to do code development/testing in MATLAB, Julia or Python;
  • Have experience with Git, SVN, DevOps, Open source contribution;
  • Have great communication skills;

This is assignment is suitable for an apprentice internship with a duration of 3 to 6 months, 3-5 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

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?