30+ days ago - req9809

Software Engineering @ ASML

Research & Development

Computer Science & Software Engineering

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San Diego - CA, US


Research & Development



Job Category

Computer Science & Software Engineering



Do you want to work on cutting edge technology that you replicate anywhere else?ASML is hands-down the industry leader in EUV.As a Software Engineer at ASML San Diego, you employ your technical skills to keep us ahead of the curve and ahead of potential future competitors.Simply put, our opportunity is unparalleled!

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. Come work at ASML San Diego to build your career while working in paradise!Sounds like a win-win!

We arelooking for software engineers who have a passion for designing and coding software for a distributed control system.Join Cymer/ASML and you will be joining a team that operates in a fast-paced, uniquely innovative and challenging environment to create new-to-industry solutions with rapid productization to support an aggressive commercialization plan for the EUV technology within ASML.

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.

You will work with software architects and control system engineers as you develop software in response to the software and controls requirement and design documents. You will get to participate in designing for excellence, keeping in mind all the –cities and –abilities like reusability, modularity, simplicity, maintainability, …You will get to use UML to capture your design, you will also get to lead projects of small to medium size where you can analyze complex issues, determine the best test methodologies, and contribute in all aspects of the software development, build, test and release cycle.

Your universe will not just be the software team in San Diego, or even the controls team in San Diego, it will be your colleagues in all the functional teams in San Diego and Veldhoven, and as we try to meet our resource and budget challenges you will also work with our partners near-site, off-site as well as offshore.

And you may ask, what does the control system software do?Well, the control loops involve data exchange at speeds up to 100 kHz while data collection for diagnostics purposes is done at up to 1Khz rate. There is interaction between control loops running on quad core boards and platform software that runs on IBM bladecenter. Data is stored on board in postgres databases and is shipped via the fab network to data servers in San Diego. And our graphical user interface developed using Qt serves a complex set of users - operators, engineers, scientists and customers. And we don't forget safety, the control system has a Siemens PLC to ensure both human safety is ensured and machine damage is prevented.

Come and join our journey and you will be challenged and rewarded as you work alongside a group of talented, passionate and fun-loving engineers. You can tell your friends –I work on semiconductor lithography machines that allow the printing offiner features for the next generation of chips that power the innovations in the worldtoday.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Understandthe software response to system and controls requirements, developsoftware based on software requirements and design, create Test Specification Documents, and deliver software solutions of highest quality

2.Work in hard and soft real time domain with complex hardware interfaces and various communication protocols (TCP/IP, Ethercat, Profinet)

3.Ability to develop code for a distributed control system. The coding will require programming in different languages (C++, Python) on different OS environments (VxWorks, CentOS).

4.Conform to the approved Software Development Process and the Program Development Process, and be an active champion of process improvement.

5.Utilize knowledge to design software for large complex multi-processor systems.

6.Articulate (verbal and written) the design decisions and implementations made to management at Cymer /ASML, its development partners and the customer.

7.Participates in the screening and selection of software development team members and in the mentoring ofnew software development team members.


·Requires Minimum of BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related Eng/Science fields.MS or Ph.D in relevant field is a plus.

·Looking for passionate Software Engineers/Architects/Software Leaders with 2 to 20 years in technical development role in C++ with a passion for programming.

·Experience in leadership or designing software for a complex multi-processor distributed control system is a plus.

·Strong C++ knowledge, Object Oriented Design principles and embedded development

·Proven ability to guide a team in coding efforts for a distributed control system. The coding will require programming in different languages (C++, Python) on different OS environments (VxWorks, CentOS).

·Delivered 3+ mid to large scale software projects with demonstrable quality

·Hands on experience with refactoring for performance and scalability – complex multi-processor distributed control system is a plus.

·Curious and current on emerging software methodologies

·Ability to handle aggressive deadlines with agility and results driven approach

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

·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.

·Ability to quickly develop and understand complex control systems including embedded real-time, application layers, CORBA interface and it’s associated hardware environment.

·Ability to independently determine technical solutions including test documentation.

·Technical expert of data management, TCP/IP and other similar communication protocols.

·Applies advanced knowledge of design methodologies.

·Demonstrates sophisticated knowledge in utilizing design engineering tools, systems analysis and design, and database management.

·Project leadership skills.

·Ability to follow a Software Development Process that includes elements of planning, estimation, gathering and analyzing requirements, developing concepts and designs, implementation, developing and executing test plans’ and engaging in work product reviews.

·Ability to interact effectively with other team members as well as individuals in other disciplines and organizations.

·Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

·Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

·Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

·Travel requirements will depend on your level/role and may be domestic or international.

·Desire and drive to be part of something AMAZING!