Manager 2, Group Lead – ASML – Wilton, CT


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 (US) is seeking a Manager to lead product teams and technology competence activities for the Optical Sensors and Metrology (OSM) Department in Wilton Connecticut. The OSM Group is a department within the Wilton Development and Engineering organization. This person will lead a team of scientists and engineers who have the responsibility to define and develop optical metrology equipment and optical designs in support of the development of ASML’s photonic sensor systems. Job Description

This person will report to the Senior Manager of the Center for Optical Sensors and Metrology Department. The job requires a strong and accomplished leader to:

Direct manager of a team of 20-25 people (engineers, scientists);

Responsibility for development and sustaining project results: on time delivery to specified performance at the right quality;

Secures the quality of the teams deliverables;

Responsibility and ownership of the technology competence activities of the OSM Department including organizing competence development, training, communication, and maturity management.

Responsible for all aspects of people management: training, performance management, coaching / mentoring, project assignments, budgets;

Lead recruiting activities for your group, and support recruiting activities for the OSM Department and the larger D&E organization;

Support your teams technology development: Stays current with the latest technology developments in your field; Work with your project managers and module architects on technology road mapping, competence development, and problem solving; Work with your team to develop technical solutions for your products;

Manage your stakeholders: Communicate with your stakeholders and customers on a routine basis, set expectations and communicate any gaps;

Create a vision for your group and drive your team; Strive to be a learning organization; Create an environment of continuous improvement;

Some travel ( ~ 15%) to Europe, Asia, and within the US can be expected.


Minimum BS in Physics / Optical Engineering (MS or PhD preferred).

Degree in technical management field (Management of Technology or Engineering Management) a plus.


Four to 6 years of industry experience in development of complex high-tech systems along with 5 years minimum of management experience of direct reports.

Personal skills

Candidate must:
Strong leadership and ownership characteristics – demonstrated commitment to achieving results on time; Can jump in and help solve difficult problems when risks or issues occur;

Have strong written and oral communicative skills – ability to communicate effectively to your team, to senior management, to technology partners, and to our customers;

Demonstrated “team player” with a strong quality orientation and highly developed interpersonal skills;

Have direct experience in one or more technical fields: optical design theory, lasers, polarization, detectors, electro-mechanical and electro-optical devices, electronics, mechanics;

Capability to interface with multidisciplinary groups (including senior leadership), and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous projects on schedule;

Be willing to own the integrated systems performance, and support the entire product life-cycle (development through sustaining engineering), strive to enable your team 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

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