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ASML: a work environment like no other

  • Shaping the future of technology

  • Tapping into our collective potential

  • Innovation built on trust and respect

Software plays an important role at ASML and can be found throughout our product portfolio. Without our software solutions, it would be impossible for chipmakers to manufacture increasingly advanced and energy-efficient chips.

Working in software at ASML

More than 3,000 software engineers create solutions that allow us to run, measure and optimize our lithography machines and to streamline chipmakers’ manufacturing processes.


It’s not all code – our computer scientists are tasked with solving seemingly unsolvable technical challenges.

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Java development at ASML is unique. It combines the complexity of NASA-type applications with the big data of Amazon.

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Our C++ code base is a highly portable and multi-layered system that keeps pace with the chip-making industry and enables us to deep-dive into novel problems.

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We use Python for calibration and performance monitoring of every machine in our product portfolio, allowing our customers to create state-of-the-art computer chips using a range of diagnostic tools and an intuitive user interface.

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You probably haven’t used C# the way we use it at ASML. As one of our software developers, you’ll get the opportunity to develop machine control software and implement complex algorithms.

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Other languages

Join our large software departments where people work with C languages, Java, .NET, MATLAB, big data, algorithms and UX design.

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Software in our technology

Where can you make a difference at ASML?


Software can be found throughout our product portfolio – it’s in our EUV (extreme ultraviolet) and DUV (deep ultraviolet) lithography machines, our metrology & inspection systems, and is part of computational lithography. ASML also develops tailored software solutions designed to help our customers optimize the complex chip manufacturing process that takes place in their fabs. Taken together, the software in our ‘holistic’ lithography portfolio helps chipmakers to achieve the highest yield and best performance in mass production.


We also use machine learning to speed up the simulation and manufacturing process, and our data scientists generate valuable insights from the vast amounts of data that our machines produce.

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Career tracks in software


Software development

There are plenty of opportunities for software developers, architect and algorithm engineers at ASML.

Testing & integration

Our test engineer and architect colleagues safeguard the quality of our products, while our integrators ensure that our products are well connected.

Agile & Scrum

We’re looking for driven individuals to strengthen our team as a scrum master, product owner, chief product owner or release train engineer.


Employees have the opportunity to develop into either technical leadership (project manager) or people management roles.

Software heroines

Leading the way for women in ICT at ASML


Read about vice president of Software Development & Engineering Wei Li and other women as they pursue their dreams in computer science and software engineering at ASML.

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