30+ days ago - req8444

Staff Optical Engineer

Research & Development

Optics

Physics

Chemistry & Material science

In a nutshell

Location

San Diego - CA, US

Team

Research & Development

Experience

8+ years

Degree

PhD

Job Category

Optics, Physics, Chemistry & Material science

Introduction

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

ASML US, LP 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 (EUV laser source creation).

As the world’s leading semiconductor lithography machine (the machine that makes computer chips) manufacturer, ASML enables chip manufacturers to make cheaper, faster, chips, thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The machines we make require high speed, magnetically levitated stages with sub-nanometer accuracy, robotic mask delivery systems, mechatronic devices to shape and correct the laser illumination source, and optical modules that can detect sub-nanometer alignment errors and pattern distortions. Temperature controlled to milli-kelvins, particulate free, and operating in complete vacuum, the technical challenges are endless. Solving these requires expertise in servo controls, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, embedded software engineering, optics, physics, manufacturing, industrialization, and more. If you like extreme challenges and want to help bring the next generation of technology to the world, then come join ASML.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

Job Mission

Specifies, design, develops and tests optical systems.May require device-level expertise.Interacts with mechanical engineering, hardware, and software design teams to assist in overall development of the optical systems.Primary technical interface for outsourced optical design projects.Tasks include specifying, selecting and qualifying active and passive optical components, developing and benchmarking optical system performance models, developing and implementing test procedures, and evaluating and selecting appropriate test instrumentation.

Job Description

  • Assumes engineering responsibility for module or subsystem design from concept design through manufacturing transfer and ramp.
  • Assumes engineering responsibility for optical component and subassembly test development, data acquisition, analysis, and reporting.
  • Generates optical module or system concepts to meet product requirements.
  • Validates concepts through breadboard builds and analysis.
  • Performs detailed optical design, optical component layout, and ray tracing for new or improved optical subsystems.
  • Performs wavefront measurements and wavefront analysis of optical subsystems and components.
  • Performs optical tolerance analysis at system and subsystem level.
  • Manages a project plan including key deliverables, timeline, and budget.
  • Works with Mechanical Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
  • Drives full documentation of design including, BOM, drawings, and procedures.
  • Designs verification testing.
  • Manages development activities using the Cymer Product Development Process including concept reviews, design reviews, proto builds, pilot builds, verification testing, etc., with records and completion of all open action items.
  • Analyzes problems in existing systems, plan and conduct investigations, and develop solution proposals.
  • Coordinates all phases in the development of selected optical technologies, from inception through to product release.
  • Develops test plans, creates test procedures, performs tests and data reduction and evaluates test data.Modifies designs based upon test results.
  • Assembles and tests opto-mechanical and electro-optic prototypes.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing engineering to develop and implement designs that improve manufacturability.
  • Interfaces with purchasing to obtain prototype components for use in assemblies.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing personnel to coordinate the build of modified or new prototype assemblies.
  • Works with CAD personnel to create and/or modify component and assembly drawings.
  • Uses Cymer’s change management process to implement demonstrated product improvements.
  • May provide technical guidance and assistance to lower level optical engineers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

  • Requires aPh.D. in Optics Engineering, Chemistry or Physics, with 5 - 10 years relevant, work related experience.

Experience

  • A minimum of four (3) years Optical or Opto-mechanical Design experience.
  • Experience with product development desired.
  • Experience with Excimer Lasers desired.
  • Experience designing, specifying components for, and building experimental setups and prototype builds.
  • Ability to conduct systematic experimental measurements with a solid understanding of metrology error analysis.
  • Experience mounting optical components to minimize mechanically and thermally induced stress.FEA and modal analysis experience desired.
  • Demonstrated creativity in solving complex optical design problems.
  • In depth knowledge of optical engineering principles.
  • Experience with ray tracing.
  • Experience using Optical Design Software (Oslo, Zemax, Code 5, etc.).
  • Experience with Product Development tasks desired (bills of material, interfacing with vendors, procurement of material for prototyping, change management).
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

Personal skills

  • Ability to work either independently or as part of a development team.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work in a fast-moving high-tech 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.

Context of the position

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

Other information

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