SEM Project Cluster Manager

San Jose, CA
Posted 01/30/2024

Job ID: J-00290967

Introduction to the job

ASML 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 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, 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.

HMI business unit of ASML is a market leader in a fast-growing e-beam inspection and metrology segment of semiconductor equipment. Would you like to join us and be part of the latest and most advanced e-beam equipment development? We are looking for an experienced and accountable Project Cluster Manager (PCM) to be responsible for engineering and technical disciplines for a cluster of specific functions of the e-beam tool development. As a member of the design and engineering (D&E) community, you lead a team of highly skilled project leaders (PLs) tasked to schedule, plan, forecast, resource, and manage all the technical project activities from conception to completion, and be responsible for several key deliverables of hardware and software to the e-beam products.

Roles and Responsibilities

Lead and work with PLs in the project clusters to prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned engineering projects related to the e-beam Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) development, and be responsible for the project cluster’s deliverables.

Work with architects to define the project cluster scope and required budget, assess and address technical risks, and work with the group leads of different competence teams to properly staff the project cluster.

Establish a solid baseline plan on clusters’ deliverables and adapt to changes either to scope, timing and resources and feedback the impact to stakeholders

Set up and manage a project cluster structure that reflects the work content

Regularly align with cross project clusters and cross-sectors to secure alignment and agreements, ensure on time deliverables and adherence to ASML means and methods

Represent the project clusters product team and program

Perform annual planning for the next year regarding cluster’s budget and resources, and align with product development managers and system engineering for the cluster’s deliverables and timing

Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans, personnel’s performance et al.) and report regularly on project cluster status

Cooperate and communicate effectively with program management and other project cluster participants to provide assistance and technical support

Proactively manage risks and internal or external customer requirements

Respond to requests for changes with impact assessment and secure program agreements before accepting changes

Proactively review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions if needed.

Coach PLs the ASML way of working (WoW) and processes.

Education and education

Master’s degree or above in engineering or related field

Minimum 10 years of relevant, technical project management work experience

Demonstrated experience with new product introduction in semiconductor equipment industry

Experienced in leading complex hardware development projects

Experienced in managing suppliers

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required

Excellent presentation skills


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.

Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.

Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.

Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.

Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads.

Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.

Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.

Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.

Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with managers, co-workers and customers.

Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Ability to work with multiple discipline projects in a global environment

Can work under deadlines.

Mentoring and coaching

Recognizes contribution of individual team members

Is able to lead collaborative problem solving session with design engineers

Able to “lead”, not just “manage” a team

Strong ability to “Influence without power”

Diversity and inclusion

ASML 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 per-sons 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.

Other information

This position may require 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 the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

May require international and domestic travel for up to 20% of work time.

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.

Occasionally work in a clean room environment


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