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Senior Optical Engineer

Wilton, CT
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Company ASML

Job Title: Senior Optical Engineer

JobID: 12540-150396#10821798

Location: Wilton, CT, 06897, USA

Description: ## Introduction

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.

## Job Mission

ASML in Wilton CT is seeking an Optical Engineer / Physicist in the Optical Sensors & Metrology Development Group US to work with a multi-discipline engineering team to define, develop and support optical / photonic sensor systems and/or test equipment used within ASML’s photolithography and/or metrology equipment. These systems typically include light sources, detectors, optical / electro-optical components, fiber optics, electronics and signal processing SW. Understanding the components in their relation to the sensor system function and understanding the interaction with the rest of the metrology or lithography system is of fundamental importance.

## Job Description

The Optical Sensors & Metrology Development Group in Wilton CT is seeking a well-rounded engineer with direct experience in optical engineering. The optical modules developed for ASML’s products will include sources, detectors, geometric/diffractive optics and electro-optic components. This position will require skills in optical systems engineering: specific to the optical lithography or semi-conductor industry.

Using optical engineering / physics knowledge and an understanding of the lithography / metrology equipment, this person’s responsibility may include:

* Working with a sustaining engineering team to find the root cause to difficult problems (optical sensors, laser sources, detection electronics) and solve them in a structural manner;
* Supporting systems in the factory and at our customer sites, by being able to relate observed sensor anomalies to potential system defects;
* Support the factory and our customers to quickly contain problems while structural solutions are developed;
* Working with a design team (responsible for product or test equipment development) to find solutions to difficult technical problems in an efficient manner;
* Deriving specifications for module, sub-module, or test equipment consistent with our manufacturing practices;
* Development of alignment methods for complex optical sensors and systems;
* Development of tooling and test equipment to support optical sensor alignment methods;
* Preparation of leading system engineer documentation (Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports) through review, release and change control;
* Prepare or support the preparation of design reviews for the development team;
* Support the integrating of new sensor designs into ASML’s platforms;
* Clearly communicating progress and status of ongoing technical activities to senior management;
* Understanding how the performance of the sensor system affects the performance of ASMLs equipment;
* Some travel ( ~ 20%) to Europe, Asia, and within the US can be expected.

## Education

* Minimum MS in Optical Engineering, or Physics with an emphasis on optical system design and analysis is required or equivalent experience.
* A second degree in an mathematics or another engineering field is also highly desirable.

## Experience

* Three to five years of industry experience in optical module development and / or sustaining engineering support for complex optical systems:
* Candidate should have direct experience in the design, integration and test of optical systems or test equipment used to produce optical systems (i.e. hands on).
* Candidate will work with engineers from supporting engineering disciplines in order to converge on root cause of product problems or optimal design solutions.

## Personal skills

Candidate must:

* Be able to think systematically – must have the ability to identify primary technical needs from complex issues and derive solutions;
* Have strong written and oral communicative skills and a commitment to achieving results on time;
* Have the capability to lead a small team or to work independently solve complex problems;
* Demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills;
* Have competencies in: optical design theory, lasers, polarization, detectors and electro-optical devices. A working knowledge of an optical design SW such as Code V or Zemax is beneficial;
* Be able to lead a multidisciplinary group of engineers and work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule;
* Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab);
* Be willing to own the integrated systems performance, and support the entire product life-cycle (development through sustaining engineering), strive to deliver the right design solution for the right cost at the right time.

## Context of the position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
* The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
* The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
* May require travel dependent on company needs.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
* Can work under deadlines.
* The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
* Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
* Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
* Can learn and apply new information or skills.

## Other Information

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer

*Location:* Wilton - CT, US

*Level:* Master

*Experience:* 2-5 Professional

*Available since:* 2017-11-10

*Functional area:* Research & Development

*Background:* Optics

*Reference:* US03384


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