Computer Science Graduation Internship: Defining Guidelines for ASML created DSL

Interns and Trainees

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Eindhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year, N/A

Educational Background

Computer Science

Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00276217


Are you a Master student in computer science looking for a graduation internship? Do you have experience with various software languages and want to put these skills to use? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

The Machine Control & Infrastructure (MCI) department is responsible for the definition and handling of various Machine input settings. These settings are used by customers of ASML to define the structure and layout of a wafer along with all settings needed to correctly process wafers in the Lithography Machine.

Extending the software with new input settings has become a repetitive and time-consuming task, while many clusters within ASML depend on this for adding new functionality to the machine. To reduce the effort and lead time of adding new settings, the MCI department has developed a data driven Code Generator to automate the addition of new settings. For this purpose, a Domain Specific Language (DSL) has been created in which input settings can be defined. The definitions are stored in ASML Parameter Specification (APS) files. The Code Generator has been developed with latest technologies, using Xtext to design and create the DSL and Xtend to implement the Code Generator. The Code Generator itself generates state-of-the-art C++ code.

Your assignment

The Code Generator tool is being developed iteratively, adding new functionality each iteration. Meanwhile, the working parts of the Code Generator tool are already being used by clients. This makes it challenging to extend the DSL with new language features, while keeping client impact to a minimum.
This task consists of:

  • Investigate current DSL and its extendibility;

  • Investigate impact of DSL on internal/external interfaces;

  • Provide guidelines for DSL extensions (from client and development perspective);

  • Propose DSL optimalizations and demonstrate in a proof of concept.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a Master student in Computer Science;

  • Have experience with C/C++ or other programming languages;

  • Have good analytical skills;

  • Are a open minded and willing to learn and play around.

This is a Master Graduation internship lasting 6 months for 5 days per week starting in September 2023.

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

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?