System Test Engineer

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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. At our San Diego location we are 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.

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.


The System Test Engineer assists in validating the system integration sequence and ensures functional departments integrate modules into the system baseline after required system qualification and testing. System Test Engineers work with project managers, system architects, and various engineering disciplines to review system test procedures, assist with execution of system tests, provide data analysis and review the test reports for software and hardware deliverables. The STE supports R&D, manufacturing, and customer support through testing of optical, mechanical and electrical modules and sub-systems and tracking of the contents of the various deliverables to ensure contents are qualified before inclusion in the system baseline.


Each System Test Engineer supports a source system in San Diego and works closely with the integration project managers and extended source team to ensure critical integration issues are resolved in a timely manner. They require a good understanding of the system and will assist in troubleshooting the system issues.  They also provide field support through the performance of installations, upgrades, repairs, and maintenance of complex source equipment and systems. The STE performs a variety of engineering tasks including integration planning, test planning, test execution, analysis, issue resolution management, troubleshooting, and implementation during research and/or product development.

  • Assist with defining system level integration sequence and strategy, also called high level PERT.
  • Support design and plan of system level tests along with test procedures.
  • Help execution of system level tests on a source for module and sub-system validation.
  • Work closely with module owners to ensure system level test reports are generated in a timely manner.
  • Perform data analysis to support documentation of test reports for validation of system, operations and service.
  • Assist in scheduling of system test reports per priorities/program needs.
  • Participate in review of system test reports with all the stakeholders thoroughly before integration.
  • Understand and adhere to Software and Hardware Integration processes.
  • Participate in technical readiness and issue/risk identification discussions prior to integration.
  • Track the contents of upgrades for new designs, upgrade packages and field change orders for proper system qualification.
  • Act as the System Test Engineer assigned to a source system in San Diego, working closely with the integration project manager and the extended source team.
  • Issue resolution management and tracking related to the source system using the ASML Issue Resolution (AIR) system
  • Produce clear, concise documentation in defined ASML formats.
  • Troubleshoot and isolate problems in laboratory equipment and on the product.
  • Understand usage of sophisticated computer programs and diagnostic equipment to test laser performance.
  • May be assigned to a special project, such as system upgrades, working under descriptive instructions.
  • Follow guidelines for Lab safe operation.
  • Assist in collecting data, analyzing data, summarizing results, and preparing presentation of results for review.
  • Gather information from drawings, specifications and design engineers necessary to help develop tests and documentation.
  • Assist in qualifying product for shipment.
  • Compile test data to demonstrate the equipment built meets the specified requirements.
  • Travel as required for the purposes of performing systems operations activities at customer sites.
  • Complete weekly status reports, expense reports, and other administrative responsibilities in accordance with ASML’s processes.
  • Use company technical documentation and assist in creating technical documentation. Provide feedback for improvement.
  • Interact with cross-functional groups (engineers, scientists, worldwide customer support personnel, manufacturing personnel, program management office, marketing, external customers). Cross functional boundaries and build constructive and effective relationships throughout the whole organization.
  • Interact with customers occasionally to provide information about system maintenance and operation optimization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and translate data and 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 apply algebra, geometry, and statistics skills.
  • Understanding of Software and Hardware Integration and Test processes.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to use Data acquisition, processing and analysis software such as Matlab or Labview.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Understand electrical schematics and manufacturers’ product cut sheets  
  • Ability to calculate voltage drops, tolerance stack up, acceptance criteria, fusing, cable and connector requirements.
  • Ability to utilize standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators and power meters with no direction.
  • Ability to use optical measurement devices such as spectrometers, spectrophotometers, imaging setups, and the etc. on a routine basis.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering specifications, maintenance manuals and engineering sketches.
  • Debugging of mechanical and electrical subsystems.
  • Ability to write notes in a laboratory journal listing daily activities and write weekly reports summarizing accomplishments.
  • Possess good oral presentation skills and able to present results in team meetings.
  • Plan activities and execute to schedules established by program.

General proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job.  May need to consult with higher level staff members on some technical issues.

  • Minimum BS in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics, Applied Physics, or other Engineering discipline; MS preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experiences in optics, laser-induced plasma, optical metrology, and/or controls of such devices preferred.
  • Experiences with vacuum systems a plus.
  • Experiences in semiconductor equipment development a strong plus.


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 and hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
  • May work in an electronics laboratory or clean room environment in full gown, hood and gloves, where the noise level may be high.
  • Must be capable of working in the lab at floor level to 8 feet high with appropriate ladder.

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