Imaging Engineer - Node Transition Projects

Research & development


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Physics, Optical engineering



Published: 16 days ago Job ID: J-00258377-127

Introduction to the job

Are you challenged by demanding projects in a multidisciplinary context? Do you have the capabilities and the drive to provide effective solutions to complex technical problems under challenging time constraints? Are you able to manage the gap between imaging performance of our scanners and what is needed for our customers?

Please contact us today. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Imaging Engineer in ASML’s Performance & Integration department.

Role and responsibilities

Our customers make computer chips. To do so successfully our scanners need to match the image our customers intend to reproduce on their wafers as closely as possible. The closer the image created by the scanner resembles the intended image, the better the scanner imaging performance.

As an Imaging Engineer working in Node Transition Projects (NTP) you will be a key player in making the performance of our scanners meet our customer’s demands. You will be responsible for predicting imaging performance of our future tools and assess, trouble-shoot and optimize imaging performance of real scanners who have just come into existence.

You will need to develop expertise in how design choices in scanner Hardware and Software and choices in the application (such as scanner settings and resist processes), influence imaging performance. You will need to understand how imaging performance in general is important to our customers, why different device architecture demands different scanner requirements and how the ASML application portfolio and capabilities landscape looks like.

You will use this knowledge to predict performance in future scanner designs by means of sophisticated simulation tools or you will create tests and analysis tools to assess the performance of scanners and facilitate an effective trouble-shooting process. Are our latest scanner products and existing application portfolio capable of creating the device the customer has in mind? If not, what is the most effective and fast path to meet the customer specification e.g. different scanner setting, new application development or improved scanner performance? We will turn to you to answer these questions.

You will be part of a group of system performance people, working together to lift their know-how to new levels year-after-year, making sure to be prepared for challenges ahead. You will contribute to roadmaps and competence management plans.

You will also be part of a project team, working to meet a shared goal against challenging constraints. Identifying customer needs, making test plans, carrying out analyses, reporting results and conclusions. Interface with other projects, manufacturing, marketing, customer support and the customer!

Working at ASML as an Imaging Engineer is about being part of a dynamic, fast-paced community, facing unprecedented challenges at the forefront of technology together. You will find an open environment, offering myriad possibilities to take charge of your career, to be inspired, to have fun.

Education and experience

Solid technical background (BSc/MSc/PhD in physics, optics, nano technology or related).
Experience (> 2 years) in the semiconductor industry, preferably in lithography.


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:

  • Strong pragmatic attitude with an analytical view.
  • Self-propelling with a lot of initiative and drive. Able to initiate, influence, stir.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Team player, responsible and reliable.
  • Able to distinguish main matters from side issues. Able to develop a vision.
  • Excellent communicator. Knows how to convey complex topics in an understandable fashion.
  • Convincing. Speaks up. Able to convey a vision.
  • Flexible and committed.

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

The Performance & Integration department is part of the Development and Engineering sector of ASML.
We predict and optimize how our scanners will perform in their natural habitat: our customer’s wafer fab. We perform this task for DUV scanners.

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