30+ days ago - req6901

Internship: Investigate and improve software build

Research & Development

Computer Science & Software Engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Computer Science & Software Engineering




This is an apprentice or graduation internship for a bachelor student in computer science, software engineering or a related discipline who has knowledge of C++, excellent English communication skills and is interested in further developing the build of ASML software.

Job Mission

The complexity of the software developed within ASML for the ‘Tin Mitigation’ department is rapidly increasing. At the same time, the time and memory used during compilation is increasing as well. The main goal of this assignment is to investigate what are the causes of this increase and find ways to improve it. If some approaches are deployed successfully, the second step is to investigate if these can be used for more ASML software.

Job Description

Your assignment will be to:

  1. Make an overview of build performance metrics including several performance indicators, e.g., build time, memory consumption.
  2. Investigate the causes of degraded build performance.
  3. Investigate and propose possible solutions to improve the build performance.
  4. Prototype selected solutions to verify hypothesis.
  5. Investigate whether the proposed solutions can be deployed on a wider scale.


You are a bachelor student in computer science, software engineering or a related discipline. You are pragmatic and result driven. You have knowledge of C++ and its compilation, and your communication skills (in English) are excellent.
This is an apprentice or graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 5 months. The start date is as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Furthermore, this position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.
We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.
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
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.
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 your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that 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?