Senior Principal Design Engineer

Design Engineering and Architecture

Management Design Engineering

In a nutshell


San Jose, US


Design Engineering and Architecture

Work Experience

4-9 years, 10-15 years

Educational Background

Physics, Electrical Engineering

Job Category

Management Design Engineering



Programming Language

C++, C, Python

Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00278938

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

We are looking for a highly motivated, hands-on Senior Principal Design Engineer to lead our Tachyon SMO team in our Imaging Product Engineering Group (PEG). As part of the PEG organization, the Senior Principal Design Engineer is responsible for feasibility study of advanced DUV and EUV imaging, ASML scanner model integration, defining use case for new product feature requirements, proof data, new customer engagements, Product Requirement Definition (PRD), second-line support of current accounts, release testing with acceptance tests as well as providing training internally and externally.

The PEG team works closely with software developers, marketing, sales, operations, SQA, other PEG teams, and customers; therefore this job provides a broad exposure to different products. The Senior Principal Design Engineer and Technical Product Manager plays a key role in shaping and directing product growth and development. This job also provides excellent career development opportunities thanks to its broad work scope and cross team collaboration with our headquarter business unit.

Education and Experience

  • PhD or Master's in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Imaging science preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in semiconductor industry.
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience.
  • Clear understanding of imaging theories (Abbe, Hopkins)
  • Competency in programming with Matlab, Python, C++, C, for imaging product development.
  • Experience in RET/OPC and rigorous simulation (RCWA, FDTD).
  • Knowledge in EUV lithography.
  • Knowledge in optimization methods.
  • Presentation and customer support skills.
  • Ability to explore new applications of our existing product line.
  • Create product specification based on Marketing/customer inputs.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, prototype testing and generate feature proof data.
  • Documentation including the user’s manual and other technical documents.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and machine learning.
  • Research, evaluate, and present statistical or Machine Learning methods to provide actionable insights.
  • Provide training to field engineers and key customers.
  • Chemical amplified resist, Negative tone development and resist processing is a plus.
  • Familiar with ASML scanner system and the key imaging modules is a plus.


  • Develops, coordinates, and enforces systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Product development and release resource scope  management to ensure product release on time with high quality.
  • Defines objectives, identifies and evaluates trends and options, chooses a course of action, and evaluates outcomes.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results and Foster teamwork.
  • Performance management.
  • Coaching and giving technical feedbacks to team members.
  • Handles pressure.
  • Ensures a safe, secure, and legal work environment.

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

  • Some domestic and international travel required (10% minimum)
  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel (specify domestic and/or international) dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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    The current base annual salary range for this role is currently $182,250-$303,750. Pay scales are determined by role, level, location and alignment with market data. Individual pay is determined through interviews and an assessment of several factors that that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and pay relative to other team members. Our recruiters can share more information about our bonus program, benefits and equity during the hiring process.