Senior Software Application Engineer

| Hillsboro, OR, USA
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ASML 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 and San Jose, CA.

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 candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Mission

ASML is currently looking for a Senior Software Application Engineer to support Tachyon Process Window Enhancement and Process Window Control software product at a major customer site located in Hillsboro OR USA.

Job Description

Apps Software engineering forms the backbone of the team that supports customers enabling their new technology nodes. Defines the specific technical node strategy, drives understanding of customer requirements, analyses and solves complex on-product issues, defines and create solutions and brings ideas for new products and/or services. Drives integration of the ASML products at the specific customer fabs, and generic rollout worldwide.

Responsible for introducing ASML's PWC/PWE software new products, collecting input for the design and reviewing documents to ensure customer requirements are met. Software Application Engineer is also involved in engineering evaluations of the products. Posts new system installation, visits customers or support via escalation with the goal to optimally fit products into the customer's production process (with support of the internal BRION team) and fine-tune the product(s) for optimized performance. As a highly skilled communicator trains other software application engineers so that they can provide ongoing customer support. Supports the ASML customer(s) to achieve and maintain their on-product performance using the combined and optimized ASML portfolio that is integrated into the customer specific (fab) environment. Software Application engineers work at the forefront of customer node development, integration and ramp towards high volume manufacturing and sustaining, the software application engineers are responsible to understand customer node requirements, solve complex on-product issues and define solutions, and integrate new products.

Working with AE PL's, D&E and CS to execute Applications Projects with customers to provide solutions to reach the required on-product performance level, thereby enabling customer to meet their technical node requirements.

communicate effectively with ASML Marketing , anticipate customers future needs and help align software product roadmaps with customer needs . Lead a small group of software application engineer through a project or through direct people management , be able to align tasks , schedule and provide tasks. Work on new customer business development and new customers on board .


Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optics sciences or Physical Sciences. Bachelors Degree with 7+ years of Experience.

Masters Degree with 5+ years of experience.

PhD Degree with 3+ years of experience.


Computational lithography & OPC software tools knowledge is required. Lithography knowledge is a plus. Require to have background mask data preparation, physical design, lithography and other wafer processing step. Previous experiences with direct customer interface required. Having previous project management skills is a plus .Having previous leadership experience and team leading experience is a plus

Personal skills

Must have strong analytical problem solving skills & software debugging skills. Must have software programing skills and scripting skills.

Fluent in using Linux shell and solutions. Strong communication .

Ability to work effectively with other teams. Strong interpersonal skills.

Context of the position

ASML Technologies is leading globally in computational lithography for integrated circuit Lithography-Driven Design and Manufacturing and is a subsidiary of ASML Holding NV (ASML). ASML is a worldwide leading supplier of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. ASML's Tachyon platform, a highly accurate and ultra-fast OPC and OPC verification system, enables a unique set of capabilities that address the interrelated challenges of design, photomask making, and wafer printing for semiconductor manufacturing. Headquartered in San Jose, CA. ASML leads the worldwide market for OPC verification, and is rapidly expanding in the OPC market.

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ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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ASML operates in the Semiconductor industry. The company is located in Wilton, CT. ASML was founded in 1984. It has 34760 total employees. To see all 70 open jobs at ASML, click here.
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