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Company ASML

Job Title: Sr. Optical Design and Modeling Engineer

JobID: 12540-149438#9772213

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 Modules Development Group US to work with a multi-discipline engineering team to define and develop 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 main focus of this position will be:

* Develop clear understanding of the physical operation of high end optical sensors.
* Using combination of standard tools (CodeV, FRED, Lumerical FDTD) and modeling in a MATLAB environment, generate accurate physical optics models to predict high end sensors performance.
* Use developed modeling to support design refinements, nominal predictions and tolerancing.
* Decomposition of top-level system requirements into lower level module, sub-module, or component level design specifications for product or test equipment towards the engineering team.
* Deriving specifications for module, sub-module, or test equipment consistent with our manufacturing practices.
* Use developed models to support proto build validation and production build factory and field issues resolution.
* Preparation of leading system engineer documentation (Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports) through review, release and change control.
* Support preparation of design reviews for the development team.
* Write engineering procedure and train technicians to efficiently transfer the build/ alignment & test process to manufacturing.
* Supporting systems in the factory and in the field, by being able to relate observed sensor anomalies to potential system defects.
* 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 ( ~ 10%) to Europe, Asia, and within the US can be expected.

## Education

* MS in Optical Engineering, or Physics with an emphasis on optical design and physical optics modeling and computation or equivalent experience.
* Candidates with MS in optical engineering or optical physics with up to 10 years experience in optical design and/or physical optics modeling will be considered.
* A Ph.D in optical engineering with 5 years of design experience is preferred.

## Experience

* Experience with optical design and tolerance of optical systems.
* In depth experience with at least 2 of the 3 items list: CodeV and/or Zemax; FRED and/or ASAP; MATLAB.
* Be able to understand the physical operation of complex optical sensors and generate detailed modeling and simulation of their output signals. For example sensors that use a moiré type of detection and can resolve less than 1:10000.

## Personal skills

Candidate must:

* Have strong written and oral communicative skills and a commitment to achieving results on time;
* Demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills;
* Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups 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 analytically technical issues.

## 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:* 5-10 Experienced

*Available since:* 2017-11-09

*Functional area:* Research & Development

*Background:* Optics

*Reference:* US03524

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