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IT Solutions Architect, Advanced Analytics

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Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43069


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes.  IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.

Data, automation and advanced analytics technologies are drastically transforming industrial manufacturers beyond point process automation to systemic, highly contextualized and data driven systems. Corning is building the foundational digital infrastructure for these company-wide efforts, and are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented staff-level software engineering architects that will design that foundation for reuse, velocity and scale.

Overview: The Advanced Analytics Solution Architect is a key member of our digital transformation implementation teams, working closely with domain experts, controls engineers, data engineers and data scientists. These teams work with distributed cloud, on-premise and edge computing systems that ingest data from many disparate sources and facilitate more effective decision making, both human assisted and automated. The solution architect’s primary responsibility will be to align all team members towards the technical solutions required to achieve the specific project business outcomes requiring actionable insight from advanced analytics. Their breadth of technical work experience and end-to-end systems understanding provides them a unique ability to instill trust as well as facilitate communication and alignment, both within the team and with stakeholders. Responsibilities as an Advanced Analytics Solution Architect, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Working closely with domain experts and supporting personnel to understand the underlying business problem or opportunity, previous approaches to addressing them, and assess the potential of advanced analytics to enable accelerated performance improvements
  • Analyzing existing IT and OT data source systems and define requirements for data interfacing, ingestion, maintenance and enhancement
  • Working with IT and OT data engineers as well as data scientists on requirements capture and solution development for data validation, profiling, cleansing and enrichment to facilitate advanced analytics delivery at scale
  • Working alongside deployment engineers and domain experts using six sigma and other continuous improvement methods to define and implement a series of system and process enhancements that ensure actionable insight can be reliably delivered and acted on
  • Working with those same deployment engineers and domain experts to quantitatively assess the results of improvement actions against expectations, and recommend further actions to achieve goals
  • Collaborating with other teams, defining technology roadmaps, sharing experiences and lessons learned for continual improvement

Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate technical degree in electrical, computer or mechanical engineering
  • 7-10 years relevant experience
  • 5+ years of experience working with manufacturing automation systems, test and metrology systems, MES, SCADA, statistical process control and six-sigma
  • 3+ years of experience working with large scale data and analytics systems
  • 3+ years working with SQL, reporting and BI systems such as PowerBI or Tableau
  • 3+ years of programming experience with a high-level language such as Python
  • 2+ years working with scripting and automation systems

Additional Technical Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with agile software development and CI/CD

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong relationship building, technical collaboration and communication skills
  • Proven success working in highly matrix environment.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making abilities.
  • Must demonstrate a proven willingness to go the extra mile, to take on the things that need to be done and maintain a positive attitude that can adapt to change.
  • Strong leadership and excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to develop and sell ideas.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte