Staff OPC (Optical Proximity Correction) Product Engineer

| San Jose, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 155,625-259,375 Annually
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Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, 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, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

Job Mission

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-driven, hands-on technical individual to support our state-of-the-art Optical Proximity Correction product (OPC+). This position will be in our OPC PEG (Product Engineering Group) organization.

OPC PEG team functions as a link between R&D and customers and interacts with most of the other teams (Marketing, Field, Sales, QA, etc.); therefore, this job provides a broad exposure to whole pictures of the product. OPC PEG engineers play a key role in shaping and directing OPC product growth and development.

Role and responsibilities

The Product Engineering Group is responsible for tool benchmark, new feature engagements with customer, new product / feature definition, release testing with acceptance tests, second-line support of current accounts, and training (internal / external).

  • Understand the request/feedback from customers and envision the technical trend with the marketing team.
  • Define the details of new product features and improvements in each release.
  • Test and qualify the new features and improvements in each release, providing the proof book, documentation, and training materials.
  • Keep improving OPC product by internal studies and innovations.
  • Support customers as a second-line engineer to field engineers to resolve customer issues.
  • Engage in a new customer benchmark / evaluation and provide the best solution with the Field team.

Education and experience

Ph.D., M.Sc./M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Optical Engineering, Imaging science, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent education/experience

5 or more years related work experience.

  • In-depth research or engineering experience.
  • Experience in semiconductor technology with an emphasis on lithography, lithography simulation, or analysis tools is a plus.
  • Direct experience in OPC (Optical Proximity Correction), including lithography simulation, ILT, RET, or advanced mask technology is a plus.
  • Customer support experience is a plus.


  • Strong problem analysis/solving and innovative thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and also effectively as a member of a team.
  • Intermediate / advanced software programming skills in one of following: python, perl, Lua, C/C++, has the capability to design a algorithm to resolve a Intermediate level problem.
  • Quick learner and flexibility are key attributes, good sense in priority handing and multiple task.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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The current base annual salary range for this role is currently $155,625-$259,375. Pay scales are determined by role, level, location and alignment with market data. Individual pay is determined through interviews and an assessment of several factors that that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and pay relative to other team members. Our recruiters can share more information about our bonus program, benefits and equity during the hiring process.

Diversity and inclusion

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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More Information on ASML
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 74 open jobs at ASML, click here.
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