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Laser and Plasma Physics Engineer

Company: Asml
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

INTRODUCTIONASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring 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 worlds 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.SUMMARYThe EUV Source team in San Diego operates in a fast-paced, uniquely innovative, and challenging environment to deliver new-to-industry products supporting the commercialization of EUV technology by ASML. The Plasma and Laser Physics engineer will be part of the EUV Source Performance team within ASML San Diego. Due to high complexity of the EUV light source, we, as Source Performance, are a dedicated team with the mission to validate and ensure that EUV sources meet or exceed customer performance requirements and expectations. In order to execute this mission, EUV Source Performance acts as the critical enabler of knowledge acquisition and transfer throughout the product development process.This role will be supporting analytics projects designed to enable the transfer of complex physics based knowledge and product solutions to the rest of the organization in an automated way. The goal of the project is to accurately predict the optimum performance settings for individual EUV sources, ensuring our customer service teams have all the necessary information to quickly and effectively tune the performance with minimal impact to availability. To be successful, the candidate must combine strong technical skills, preferably plasma and laser expertise, problem solving and numerical analysis skills (using MATLAB, Python, Databricks, Julia, etc.), experience developing physics based simulations, and knowledge of data science techniques in a cloud environment.In addition, to be effective in the role, candidates must possess interpersonal skills to cross functional boundaries and to build constructive and effective relationships across the organization and promote cross-functional and cross-sector collaboration.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.Duties and ResponsibilitiesDevelop and continuously improve models of the EUV source. These models will be both physics based and leverage advanced data science/analytics techniques.Define the requirements of the data pipelines supporting those models. This will include the application of intelligent context filters, the creation of new KPIs that are not directly measured on the product, and data density requirements that balance sufficient statistical accuracy while minimizing cloud costs.Design scientific experiments to test the performance and accuracy of models and to validate, maximize, document and communicate the results.Work closely with and lead cross-functional groups (systems engineering, development engineering, scientists, global customer support personnel, manufacturing personnel, senior management, marketing, external customers) to set clear technical direction.Collect test data (on-tool and using executable automatic codes) and analyze test data, to assess performance capabilities, validate systems, operations and service, identify potential risks, and make suggestions for system improvement.Produce clear, concise technical documentation in defined company formats, present results and align with cross-functional teams.Provide feedback to the design engineers on performance, serviceability, and reliability improvements.Prepare and/or review system and sub-system functional test plans and create traceability from system functional requirements.Work with global customer support organization in response to escalations from customer sites, by providing technical support; including remote and on-site troubleshooting and data analysis, developing action plans, and performing system recovery actions.Travel as required for the purposes of alignment, planning, and/or support.Provide technical training to engineers utilizing our models/platform. Complete service, expense reports, and other administrative responsibilities in accordance with ASMLs procedures and with supervisors approval.Responsible for safe operation in factory and customer sites.Perform other duties as assigned.Education and ExperienceMust possess 5 years of relevant experience.Masters in Plasma Physics, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, or other related fields. PhD preferred.Knowledge and experiences in optics, laser-induced plasma, optical metrology, and/or controls of such devices preferred.Experiences in semiconductor equipment development a plus.Skills & CompetenciesUnderstanding of the concept of large complex system integration and practices.Understanding of the concepts of optics and lasers, plasma generation, and control systems.Excellent analytical skills and troubleshooting skills.Excellent inter-personal and customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Proficiency in use of data analysis tools such as Matlab, Python, Julia, etc.Proficiency working in cloud environments such as Databricks and AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service)Ability to setup and use the test and analytical equipment commonly used for the optics, laser and plasma research.Ability to translate the design and test requirements into comprehensive test plan documents and procedures.Ability to reduce large amounts of data, create a concise summary, and effectively report results through written and/or graphical formats.Other InformationThis position is located on-site in San Diego and works on a hybrid schedule; 3 days onsite, 2 days remote.Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.Occasionally required to move around the campus.Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.EOE AA M/F/Veteran/DisabilityPotential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check band any other tests that may be required.Diversity and inclusionASML 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.Need to know more about applying for a job at ASML? Read our frequently asked questions .Request an AccommodationASML provides reasonable accommodations to applicants for ASML employment and ASML employees with disabilities. An accommodation is a change in work rules, facilities, or conditions which enable an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform the essential functions of a job, and/or enjoy equal access to the benefits and privileges of employment. If you are in need of an accommodation to complete an application, participate in an interview, or otherwise participate in the employee pre-selection process, please send an email to to initiate the companys reasonable accommodation Jobble

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