Operational Technology Software Engineer

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Date: Jun 16, 2024

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62979


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Scope of Position:

The Operation Technology Software Engineer is responsible for the development and deployment of operation technology software applications in the manufacturing space while working in a team-based environment. The individual will engage and guide customers to business requirements and then use those requirements to scope, budget, schedule, and deliver systems to meet the customer needs. This job will focus on the ISA-95 model with an emphasis on levels two and three with an awareness of levels one and four. The Operational Technology Software Engineer will be part of the Manufacturing Technology & Engineering organization which is a corporate engineering project organization. This role will give the individual the opportunity to travel to Corning’s many manufacturing sites to learn their processes and provide solutions to meet their obstacles.


Technical Responsibilities:

  • Translate business requirements into technical solutions including the creation of detailed work breakdown structures, planning, and execution
  • Analyze requirements and performance to optimize systems configuration
  • Provide contextual and technical information to manufacturing and engineering internal customers. Assist them in identifying difficult technical problems and devising solutions
  • Install, modify, document, and maintain system configuration, updates and changes.
  • Develop scripts and automate routine tasks
  • Actively develop procedures and train peers on system operations
  • Provide level three support for system including off hours as required
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities.


Required Education and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or a related STEM Major.
  • Minimum 0-3+ years related experience in software/operational technology project delivery in manufacturing environments 
  • Fundamental software techniques and principles (Modulatory, Abstraction, etc.)
  • Database fundamentals such as how data is stored in tables, relational database concepts, data manipulation language [DML], and data definition language [DDL]
  • Manufacturing data systems, such as SCADA, CMMS, and Data Historians
  • Common manufacturing protocols such as OPC, ModBus, BACnet, etc.
  • Networking fundamentals such as, the OSI model, TCP/IP model, components and devices
  • Operating systems, especially Windows
  • Application lifecycle management and associated software development lifecycles that are used in the development phase
  • Continuous improvement methodologies such as DAMIC, DESGN, LEAN, and more


Desired Skills:

  • OSIsoft PI including interfaces, AF, PI Vision, ProcessBook, PI SQL, and Integrator
  • Visualization software such as for Power Bi
  • Kepware OPC or other OPC platforms


Soft Skills:

  • Effectively communicate clear and concise concepts, designs, and status to upper-level management and low-level engineers/operations.
  • Self-motivated to address technical and nontechnical needs as they arise
  • Organize thoughts and ideas to ensure attention to detail is met
  • Manage multiple tasks to meet conflicting customer needs and schedules
  • Deliver results to customer and team to meet business objectives
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams



  • 0-25%+ as needed based on project requirements including international 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is  $66,508.00   -  $91,449.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, 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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@corning.com.

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