ASML Senior Application System Engineer in Veldhoven, Netherlands


Do you have experience as liaison between customers and new product improvements at the front-end of our cutting-edge industry? Is your fab experience extensive? Are you seeking for a position combining your in-depth technical knowledge to your customer-orientation and your sixth-sense for innovation? Let us know, we are looking for you.

Job Mission

As Senior Application System Engineer, you will have two main tasks:

  • Define and lead the execution of product improvements related to the on-product performance of wafers at our customers.
  • Identify and define new products / new product features that improve on-product performance of our customers.

You will use customer and technology push/pull insights to influence the technology roadmap of ASML.

Job Description

As Senior Application System Engineer, you lead the design and execution of product improvements related to critical functionalities and performance on actual product wafers at our customers.

The resulting product improvement should be related to the introduction of a new technology node in production of the customer.

Your tasks and responsibilities include the following:

  • You interact with ASML field marketing and account managers at our customers in order to select and define improvements of ASML products beneficial to our customer.
  • You design, negotiate and validate the related product improvement and its application with the customer, agreeing on feasible specifications, constraints and criteria for success.
  • Together with a dedicated project leader, you translate this proposal to a plan of action, and you lead the execution of this plan.
  • You keep an overview of related pathfinding studies at customers and studies at the Advanced Patterning Center at imec
  • You have regular alignment with Program and Product System Engineers to review the technological insights from the studies and to identify new product / product feature opportunities
  • You support study and product teams in product feasibility phase of these new products / product features in a counselling role.

Your proposals for product improvements can cover a wide variety of solutions concerning process fingerprint root cause analysis, scanner setup and usage, choices in process control strategies, metrology mark choice and design, mask and wafer routing, and process optimization.

You spend about 50% of your time using your commercial and technological insights based on the different types of studies to identify and define future products and product features and to counsel study and product teams during product feasibilities


Min. MSc degree in (Applied) Physics, (Applied) Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering is mandatory.

You have a solid background in several of the following fields: semiconductor manufacturing and process technology, semiconductor device physics, data analysis, statistics, control theory and/or design of experiment.


You have a minimum of 7 years of experience within the semiconductor industry, preferably within photolithography.

You combine in depth technical knowledge and experience in overseeing complex systems and product roadmaps.

Fab experience is a strong plus.

Personal skills

You represent ASML as an expert in the field and are recognized as such by the customers. Since you are working intimately with customers and sensitive customer data, a high level of integrity is required. Furthermore, you have developed the following skills:

  • You act decisive and generate solutions effectively
  • You are a fast learner and react adequately to new situations and changing demand
  • You communicate pro-actively, motivating and convincing the relevant stakeholders of your vision and
  • You possess strong analytical skills. You are able to zoom in and out, considering the big picture without neglecting critical details
  • You are focused and very much result-oriented.
  • You take responsibility for your actions and your opinions.
Context of the position

The department of System Engineering is part of the Product and Technology sector of ASML and consists of about 100 employees. As Senior Application System Engineer, you work in a demanding multidisciplinary environment. Your internal stakeholders are the higher development & engineering (D&E;) management, group leaders responsible for resources, project leaders executing the implementation of the product improvement proposal, and fellow application system engineers.

Depending on your experience and personal affinity, you are responsible for product improvements related to the overlay performance (pattern placement accuracy), focus and imaging, or a combination of those.

Other Information

Travelling a few times per year to customers worldwide is to be expected.

For more information about this role, please be free to contact Adriana Perca( Recruiter).

Location: Veldhoven, Netherlands

Level: Master

Experience: 5-10 Experienced

Available since: 2017-09-28

Functional area: Research & Development

Background: System Integration

Reference: RC06123