Design Engineer - On-Product Overlay Performance

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Published: 10 days ago Job ID: J-00260234-272

Introduction to the job

As a Design Engineer On-Product Overlay in Development & Engineering (D&E) you contribute to the development and integration of overlay control solutions that optimize the overlay of layers in product wafers, thereby helping our customers to optimize their production ramp-up and yield.

The Business Line (BL) Applications provides integrated solutions with metrology and process control Software products for extendibility and improved efficiency of lithography products and processes. Within Development & Engineering in BL Applications, the On-Product Performance (OPP) Overlay Performance group is part of the PWC Overlay and Alignment department. The group is responsible for the cross-functional and performance integration of overlay control solutions that optimize the overlay of layers in product wafers, aiming to improve our customer’s production yield. The overlay control solutions we develop comprise overlay metrology, control Software applications and scanner actuation to minimize overlay errors.

Role and responsibilities

As a Design Engineer On-Product Overlay you will be responsible to design, integrate and verify overlay control solutions that are developed across multiple development teams. You will support these development teams by executing cross-functional performance feasibility studies, providing input to product definition, developing prototypes, contributing to functional and performance integration planning and execution, and by supporting early evaluations at customers and returning the feedback to the development teams.

You are expected to take a proactive role in identifying, addressing and reducing risks towards verifying the final control solution performance. Therefore you are proactively reaching out to the development teams and system integration teams as well as customer project teams. You are also able to combine different views and act as a binding force.

In this job you will:

  • Execute feasibility studies to assess the performance gain of improved control solutions and provide input to product definition
  • Be responsible for designing and prototyping control solution models in Matlab and for customer data analysis
  • Contribute to the functional and performance integration strategy, planning and execution for the full control solution, in collaboration with system integration teams
  • Contribute to developing functional and performance integration verification means and methods
  • Define and execute the product alpha test for final performance evaluation
  • Support customer projects during product feasibility studies, initial product introduction and early product evaluations
  • Collect feedback and provide these inputs to the development teams
  • After product release collect proof book and population analysis data of the control solution being used during production

You will need to combine your analytical thinking with creative problem-solving abilities to develop and integrate innovative control solutions. This includes resolving disturbances quickly, and if needed, coming up with mitigation solutions to ensure program continuation.

Education and experience

  • Ph.D or MSc. degree in Physics, Mathematics, or Engineering (Mechanical, Optical, Electrical, Chemical), with a solid background in statistics, data analysis, process control, semiconductor process technology and/or semiconductor device physics.
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience in semiconductor research and development or process engineering, preferably at ASML or in the semiconductor industry.
  • Experience with developing SW prototype models, preferably in Matlab, Python or similar
  • Experience with statistical data analysis


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:

  • Creativity
  • Taking initiative
  • Strong analytical skills combined with a pragmatic problem solving attitude.
  • Proactive team player with good communicational skills and able to connect people.
  • Ambition to identify improvement opportunities, striking the right balance between quality and delivery speed.
  • Good knowledge of English.

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

(High quality people are a key asset to our company. To recognize that, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages to attract and retain the very best people and let them share in the success that they build. Our rewards philosophy is to attract and retain specific professional knowledge and competencies within the company by offering a competitive
package in local markets where ASML is active.)

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