Technical Graduate Program - Physics & Applied Mathematics at ASML

Aug 11, 2020

In a nutshell

LOCATION: Veldhoven, Netherlands

TEAM: Research & development

EXPERIENCE: 0-2 years

DEGREE: Master

JOB CATEGORY: Physics, Optical engineering


Start your career in a dynamic, international environment – one where you will be challenged every day to push the boundaries of technology further than ever before.

With our Technical Graduate Program, you get the opportunity to join our Development & Engineering department and bring your best ideas to a global collaboration. We have multiple openings for recent graduates with a background in physics and applied mathematics.

Note: For the next selection day, we focus mainly on positions within our Metrology department. For this department, we are looking for master and PhD graduates passionate about modeling. We also look for one Design Engineer Electron Optics with a background in physics for our mechatronics department, located in Delft.

Job Mission

ASML leads the worldwide development, production and sales of high-end lithography systems for the semiconductor industry. In short, we make the machines that make computer chips, or integrated circuits. We build some of the most amazing, complex machines that you will ever see – and the software to run them – to develop smaller, faster and still more affordable chips. It is because of our machines that the world’s technology has steadily evolved.

Physics is at the heart of everything we do at ASML. Metrology orchestrates the behavior of powerful mechatronic modules so that they achieve an extraordinary combination of speed and accuracy when working together.

To ensure the ever-shrinking of the computer chips printed by ASML machines, we need people who can help us build next-generation metrology products. We are looking for metrology engineers who are experts in requirements engineering and who enjoy being challenged by translating functional requirements into lean functional designs. These new colleagues must be highly motivated and able to combine strong analytical reasoning, conceptual understanding and excellent communication skills.

Job Description

We are looking for metrology functional design engineers. As a metrology design engineer, you will perform different tasks:

Participate in the definition of system-level specifications of different functions, such as functionality, algorithms, performance and reliability. For example, you may come up with a measurement scheme to capture an effect or develop an algorithm to describe a physical effect or a correction for an unwanted effect. Troubleshoot issues within our factory or at customer sites. Investigate failure modes of the system and figure out the containment that will buy time to find the root cause of a problem. Perform feasibility studies into required improvements, by means of experiments, simulation and analysis of existing (customer) data.Enable new functions by interacting with specialist software designers in the project team. Integrate and test the function against the specification.

You will combine your daily activities with intensive onboarding activities. In the first year of your job, you will receive training to develop both your soft skills and technical skills. You may also choose specific individual training related to your personal development in consultation with your manager.


BSc, MSc or PhD in physics, applied mathematics or a related field You completed your education less than nine months ago or you will graduate within three months from the selection day


Maximum of 12 months of relevant working experience Strong affinity with modeling and data analysis (preferably with MATLAB or Python) Basic experience designing algorithms and functional models

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Selection process

  1. Application

Apply with your resume and motivation letter before Sunday, September 6, 2020, at 23:59 CET via the 'Apply' button.

We will inform you if your resume has been selected for the first round of the selection process within two weeks from the application deadline. The first round consists of an online assessment and a prescreening call.

  1. Selection day

If you pass the first round, you will be invited to our selection day. We aim to organize a live event with the option to shift to an online event in case of COVID-19 restrictions. The selection day will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

During this day, your competencies will be assessed via different activities (such as interviews or a game). The screening board will decide which candidates proceed.

  1. Job offer

You will be informed within a few working days after the selection day if you will receive a job offer. The starting date is flexible, but preferably before December 2020.


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