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ASML Software Graduate Program

  • Type Internship
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location Veldhoven, NetherlandsVeldhovenNL
  • Posted
  • Start date -
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  • INTERNITEngineering

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The ASML Software Graduate Program is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your software career. Join us as a graduate and your first job will be in one of the most advanced software companies in the world, preparing you for a bright future!

Job Mission

ASML is leading in the worldwide development, production and sales of high end lithography systems for the semiconductor industry.

We make machines that make chips; the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems. We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them.

At ASML, software engineers work in three different software expertise fields. Next to the embedded software that controls our machines, we also build pure software products – based on sophisticated simulations of our lithography systems – that help our customers to optimize chip designs for manufacturability. A third type of software, finally, is the glue between different machines: taking in measurements, calculating the necessary corrections and feeding them back to the lithography system to keep its performance stable.

Job Description

We have an offer you can’t refuse:

  • The ASML Software Graduate Program will gradually prepare you for the first professional job in your career
  • ASML will invest in your technical skills and soft skills. Skills that will prove to be valuable for the rest of your life
  • You will work within a highly complex environment alongside with some of the world’s smartest engineers
  • You will be part of a class of 12 graduates from all over the world. You will collaborate closely together and who knows, maybe you’ll become friends for life!
  • The program will contain a combination of class room lectures and hands-on work in some of our projects.
  • The projects will enable you to experiment with the lessons learnt in a safe environment.



  • have just graduated or are in your final year of study for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (BSc/MSc/B.Eng./M.Eng., PhD)
  • have a technical field of study (such as Software Engineering, ICT, Computer Systems, Computer Science, Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, Plasma Physics, Mathematics or similar) 
  • have a passion for engineering design and programming and are interested in working with large and complex systems.
  • In ASML, we use the following traditional languages to build very complex software
  • from low level hardware drivers to high level system control and physical
  • modeling: C, C++ or Python.

Knowledge of some of the following would be preferred:

  • Programming for operating systems Unix (Solaris), Linux (Oracle) or VxWorks
  • Working with version control systems and code reviews (e.g. git, Bitbucket)
  • Experience in network and framework security, motion control
  • Usage of development tools for modelling and debugging (e.g. MATLAB,  Valgrind , GDB)
  • Ways of working in software development projects (Agile, Kanban, Waterfall)
  • Testing and integration
  • Model Driven Engineering

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