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Senior Front End Developer

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Date: Nov 20, 2022

Location: Montreal, Quebec, CA, H4M2Z2

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58342


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. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

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 built 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 take on tough technology challenges.

This position is in the Scientific Computing group at Corning’s main research facility. In this role you will write software that assists scientists in making the next materials breakthrough. Part of the work will be on a team of software developers creating large internal infrastructure projects, on other projects you may work closely with our scientists on an individual basis.

Our software development group is part of our research division. As such we expect our applications to be of high quality, but do not have on call requirements for our developers. This position can be remote if the applicant desires.


Scope of Position:

• In your software development role, you will be participating on individual projects and team projects to enhance the scientific and modeling capabilities of Corning.

• You will work with your team to define project specifications.

• We are in research, exploring new technologies is part of the job!


Programming Skills - 5+ years:

• Experience with HTML/CSS/JavaScript and multiple front-end frameworks. Intimate familiarity with at least one framework.

• Experience implementing front-end testing.

• Experience improving interface efficiency, including working with the backend team to enhance API endpoints.

• Experience with Sass and the benefits it brings.


Team Skills:

• Experience mentoring junior developers

• Experience working with UI/UX design and QA teams. Desired Skills:

• Familiar with data visualization tools, such as D3.js / Bokeh / matplotlib. Able to create interactive web plots with a large number of data points.

• Strong math and science skills Strong Interpersonal,


Presentation and Leadership Skills:

• Adept at working in environments with significant ambiguity and an ability to explore and drive to clear requirements

• Able to interact effectively with customers and staff Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.


Soft Skills:

• Ability to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment built on credibility, visibility, and trust while presenting and selling concepts to internal customers.

• Willingness to take initiative and get results. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.