30+ days ago - req10111

Availability Architect

Research & Development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & Development


8+ years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering




ASML US brings 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, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

“This position requires access to controlledtechnology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. §730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access suchcontrolled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may requireASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to accesscontrolled technology.”

Job Mission

As Architect of the availability team you are responsible for driving EUV source availability towards a stable and sustaining level. In this role you will be reporting on the performance of the install base as well as NPI, ensuring alignment within the programs to drive key availability metrics (MTBI/MTBF and MTTR).

Job Description

The Availability group is responsible for collection, analysis, reporting, and driving solutions for the world-wide EUV source fleet.The complexity of the EUV source puts exciting and challenging demands on the architect who will be member of the Availability group/project leadership team.With the team located in both San Diego, CA and Veldhoven, The Netherlands, the position offers a unique opportunity to drive a virtual team.

  • Provide direction towards development programs on availability performance;

  • Serves as a technical expert for EUV source availability;

  • Leads and mentors engineers and leads the development and integration of innovative data automation solutions to enable efficient analysis.
  • Applies broad knowledge in hardware (sensors, design robustness, actuators, etc), software (controls, algorithms and automation logic) and data analytics to increase system availability.
  • Applies in-depth knowledge of system identification techniques to understand the dynamics of plant under control and build appropriate dynamic models.
  • Interacts with cross-functional groups (engineers and scientists, worldwide customer support personnel, manufacturing personnel, upper management, marketing, external customers). Crosses functional boundaries and builds constructive and effective relationships throughout the whole organization.
  • Documents work results with, investigation reports, system requirements, design specifications, test plans, procedures, and training materials.


  • Requires Minimum of BS in EE, ME, Comp Sci, Physics or equivalent.

  • Advanced degree in relevant field is a plus.


  • Requires minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Chemical, Computer) or Physics or some other relevant technical area.

  • MS, ME or PhD in engineering or physics preferred, specialization in control systems is a strong plus.

  • Experience in engineering research and/or development of industrial system solutions:

    • 7 years experience with a Bachelors degree

    • 6 years experience with a Masters degree

    • 4 years experience with a PhD degree.

  • Experience with high-tech industry developing complex industrial products and solutions e.g semiconductor capital equipment, aerospace, automotive, process industries, telecommunications, etc is preferred.

Personal skills

  • Able to manage stakeholders in an intercontinental team.

  • Able to use personal skills to influence projects and programs without direct leadership over the team.

  • Able to drive changes in an organization.

  • Able to work in AD-HOC environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.

  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.

  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

  • Has led multiple successfully completed projects.

  • Project Engineering experience including leading small technical teams.

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with Matlab.

  • Working knowledge of Python is desirable.

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; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May require travel 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.
  • 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.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business. EOE