ASML Algorithm and Physical Model Design Engineer in Veldhoven, Netherlands


ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductor-chip-making equipment. A majority of the world’s microchips receive their critical lithographic patterning in machines made by ASML. Within our Business Line Applications the group YieldStar Algorithms and Physical Modeling covers the development of models and methods required to infer physical model parameters from optical scatterometry data. The group secures the ASML Competency of Applied Mathematics for Parameter Estimation.

Job Mission

Do You:

  • Have the ambition to work for one of the most prestigious suppliers of the semiconductor industry?

  • Enjoy solving algorithm design problems under demanding time, accuracy, and memory requirements?

  • Like to use your creativity, your in-depth knowledge of the machine learning principles and your hands-on experience with practical problem solving?

  • Also like being part of a highly talented group of Algorithm experts?

Job Description

In this particular position you will be responsible for identifying, designing and implementing relevant new metrics and algorithms, as well as new measurement functions, with optimum performance characteristics using raw acquisitions.Therefore You will:

  • Propose solutions for statistically correct parameter inference, machine learning algorithms, physical and optical models, and calibrations, which enable and improve semiconductor metrology solutions beyond the optical resolution limit.

  • Design and realize fully functional proof-of-concept subsystems on the edge of system specifications, costs and project planning, thereby contributing directly to products for B2B customers world-wide.

  • Review technical analyses from the team, and structure team contributions keeping the overview;

  • Interface with other departments, while developing the best metrology solutions and a well-founded vision on semiconductor metrology.

  • Working as a team with similar-minded people, benefitting from each other’s specific competences.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science

  • Experience in physical modeling, optimization algorithms and code development;

  • Excellence in mathematical techniques to develop large scale and (numerically) stable solutions;

  • Sound understanding of the fundamentals such as linear algebra, physical modeling, and parameter estimation methods;

  • Communicate crystal clearly in a crisp way on the mathematical principles, algorithm solutions and physical models to stakeholders, without omitting the essentials.

Personal skills
  • You are able to drive creative solutions and are decisive and self-initiating in an ambiguous environment;

  • You also have the ability to influence without power, are a team worker and have a pragmatic approach and pro-active attitude, which results in focus and a ‘can do’ spirit.

Context of the position

Within ASML the sector Development & Engineering is responsible for the development, specification and design of new ASML products. The Business Line Applications provides integrated solutions with computational, metrology and control technology. These solutions extend and improve the performance of lithography and patterning products for the semiconductor industry.

Other information

Contact information If you have any questions about this position or this department, please contact Edgar Dekker (Recruiter) via +31 (0)6-30 98 88 11. If you wish to apply, please upload your resume and cover letter via the link “Apply for this job” below this job description.

Location: Veldhoven, Netherlands

Level: PhD

Experience: 0-2 Starter

Available since: 4/9/2018

Functional area: Research & Development, Design Engineering

Background: Physics, Mathematics, Electronics

Reference: req2114