Optical System Integration Engineer

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00261175-927

Introduction to the job

The CO2 Optical System Integration Engineer will support development, and integration of next-generation optical subsystems for the creation and control of EUV light.S/he will need to be able to perform analysis, verification, and trouble-shooting on complex opto-mechanical systems. The engineer will also be responsible for data collection, data analysis, system integration and validation, trouble-shooting, issue resolution management, test plan development, test analysis reports, and remote and on-site field support for customer escalations.S/he will represent the Beam Transport System & Final Focusing Unit projects in San Diego and serve as an interface to the design projects based in the Netherlands.

This position requires 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 ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

  • Represent ASML Netherlands development & engineering projects in San Diego.
  • Support project meetings to ensure close alignment to project development activities and escalations, requiring early morning calls and meetings to gain alignment and share knowledge.
  • Provide a broad opto-mechanical and controls engineering background to create test plans, secures system test time, assemble test hardware and perform validation testing of Beam Transport System & Final Focusing Unit module & control software.
  • Review requirements, specifications, software release documents, issue resolution plans, test plans and test reports with internal and external customers.
  • Provides optical, opto-mechanical, and controls engineering knowledge for issue resolution of optical and control systems.
  • Interacts closely with development engineers, scientists, suppliers and QA engineers to resolve quality issues.
  • Assists with driving full documentation including sequences, procedures, bill of materials (BOM) and drawings.
  • Receive knowledge transfer from projects on new module and software releases.
  • Provide knowledge transfer training to Upgrades, Integration, Customer Service and Manufacturing personnel.
  • Audit engineering changes (EC) and associated documentation for planned upgrades in San Diego.
  • Recommend improvements to projects in regard to safety, reliability, availability, manufacturability & serviceability.
  • Travel to internal and customer sites (domestic and overseas) to receive training, provide training, trouble-shoot, upgrade, and optimize laser and beam delivery systems (<20%).
  • Work according to safety rules & report near misses and safety issues accurately & immediately.
  • Effectively works & prioritizes activities with minimal supervision or direction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and experience

  • Requires a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, physics or optics, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree.No experience is required with a Master’s Degree, but some experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in controls of optics, optical elements, machine conditioning, optical metrology a plus.
  • Experience in semiconductor equipment development a plus.
  • Experience with optical systems, optical alignment and image processing.
  • Experience with Matlab and/or Python.
  • Experience with developing, setting up, running, and collecting data from test experiments.
  • Experience with common electrical test equipment (multimeter, signal generator, oscilloscope, analog digital converters and digital analog converters).
  • Ability to translate and statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Ability to develop trouble-shooting guide/action plans.


  • Flexibility, when needed, in work schedule including alternating weekend, day and night shifts and travel to oversees customer sites at short notice (<20%).
  • The employee is required to support off-hours/on-call phone support for escalation management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with an advanced understanding of internal/external customer relationship building.
  • Good meeting practices (proper attendance, agendas, start/stop times, minutes, actions, follow-through).
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines that can create high pressure situations.
  • Self-starter; self-motivator.

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 physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk and hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Will require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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