Architect Optics Lifetime

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science


Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

8+ years

Job Category

Chemistry & materials science, Physics, Mechanical engineering

Job ID: J-00271664-795

Introduction to the job

Within D&E, the Defectivity and Optics Lifetime Performance Department, part of the Machine Conditioning cluster, is responsible for making sure the ASML-products have a high-quality output (yield) and adequate lifetime of the optics. Degradation of the optics over time will significantly decrease the EUV power at wafer level. The resulting impact is a decreasing productivity with aging of our scanners. Productivity is a key in enabler our customers.

Customers are pushing for more good wafers per day. The challenge is maintaining the high initial productivity performance over time. As Optics Lifetime (OLT) architect you will be actively involved in the roadmap, definition, specification and qualification of the latest EUV scanners to guarantee a high productivity over time. Are you up for the challenge?

Role and responsibilities

As Optics Lifetime Architect you will be responsible for

  • the definition of work-packages, roadmaps and specifications related to EUV scanner Optics Lifetime.
  • You will lead the content for investigations of various root causes of optics degradation resulting in lower transmission of the optical column.
  • You will also actively define and push for an improved hardware design and control of the environmental conditions to guarantee optics lifetime performance.
  • These work-packages will take place on offline setups on existing EUV scanner tools and new EUV scanners.
  • You will engage with engineers with various backgroundsand from various other disciplines, e.g. dose control, illumination, projection and vacuum systems, to come to an adherent technical plan on how to execute.

Education and experience

Master or PhD degree in chemistry, physics, mechanical or related.
At least 8 years of relevant working experience as mentioned in the role and in the industry is required.


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:

  • Proactive Teamplayer with good communication skills.
  • Pragmatic,innovative, highly committed and flexible.
  • Analytical approach to solve difficult problems.
  • Excellent verbal andwritten communication skills in English.
  • Ability to think and act on a strategic level. Understanding the business context.
  • Willingness totravel to ASML customers (ad hoc basis).

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

ASML’s Development & Engineering (D&E) sector is responsible for the specification, design and realization of all products in the ASML portfolio. Within the D&E sector, the OLT group is responsible for the optics lifetime performance of all ASML’s EUV scanners. You will be architect in the OLT performanceteam. Your team consist out of around 8 highly skilled engineers and 3 other architects working on OLT performance for both high and low NA platforms.

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