Sr. Metrology/Optical Engineer



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The Sr. Metrology/Optical Engineer responsible for the development of one or more subsystems that measure and control the production of light in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) source for next generation photolithgraphy tools. These metrology systems use a variety of optical and electronic measurement techniques to accomplish their function. This position is part of our research team and the engineer will be responsible for identifying the need of future metrology modules (imaging and sensing systems),  creating specifications for the metrology performance, designing the modules, build the prototypes and characterize it on bench and on system. Engineering tasks will include design (optical, mechanical, electrical), prototyping, testing, troubleshooting, digital signal analysis and image processing and productization of the metrology subsystem(s). In addition, the engineer will provide technical leadership to the project as well as supporting technical needs from marketing and customers.

“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.”

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for metrology definition and engineering design of one or more subsystems

Leads the development and integration of innovative metrology system solutions to enable stable and efficient production of EUV for both research and product development

Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific and mathematical design principles and concepts to potential inventions and products.  Plans and executes laboratory research pertaining to optical/mechanical/electrical design and validation

Develops specifications for optical and opto-mechanical modules in accordance with system requirements and cross-functional requirements

Applies broad knowledge in optics (imaging and non-imaging), sensors, electronics, algorithms, software, and data analysis tools to drive metrology system improvements to support our research activities towards higher EUV power and greater availability

Works with a cross-functional team to support the development, manufacturing, and integration of innovative core technologies into engineering solutions

Communicates status reports and issues across various functional disciplines

Documents work results with system requirements, design specifications, procedures, and training materials

Job Complexity

Works on moderately complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.

 Goals generally communicated in project "objectives" terms. Work is independent and collaborative in nature.  Provides regular updates to manager on project/account status

• Solid theoretical and experimental background in some or all of:

• Image and Signal Processing

• Sensors and/or detectors, including camera systems

• High speed electronics

• Imaging optics

• Materials science/engineering

• Ultrafast, solid state, diode, and gas lasers

• Laser optics

• Optical design and analysis

• Optical metrology

• Hands-on experience with optical alignment processes and tools, laser systems, and building signal detection and processing systems

• Experience with polarization control optics and polarimetry techniques is a plus

• Experience with optical design and analysis software (e.g. Zemax) is a plus

• Experience with mechanical design software e.g. NX is a plus

• Experience with advanced data acquisition and analysis tools (e.g. LabView, MATLAB, Python) is a plus

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

• Able to propose and experimentally and/or theoretically validate innovative solutions to technical problems

• Able to convert an innovative idea into an engineering and practical solution

• Able to apply various modelling techniques of optical, opto-mechanical systems

• Able to develop and review theoretical models and concepts

• Able to validate concepts through breadboard builds and analysis

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of clearly explain technical issues and ideas to peers of other disciplines as well as management

• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Bachelors’ degree in physics, optics, or related science or engineering discipline with a minimum of six (6) years of experience in an applicable field, or

• Masters’ degree in physics, optics, or related engineering discipline with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in an applicable field, or

• PhD degree in physics, optics, or related science or engineering discipline.

• Experience with semiconductor capital equipment industry is a plus.

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 20 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.

• Requires working with a firing laser (which is noisy) on a frequent basis.

• Requires working in a manufacturing clean room environment occasionally

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