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Date: Mar 22, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42315


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.



  • Reporting to the Service Owner of Global Compute platforms, the Multi-Cloud Linux Solution Architect/Engineer is a senior technology leader that will function as SME for compute technologies, with an emphasis on Linux systems. Linux Solution Architect will function as an enabler across IT Architecture, Engineering, Operations, Security, Strategic partners, Technology vendors and Project management teams to facilitate the successful delivery of complex Corning initiatives and priorities Responsibility will include supporting this year’s strategy and design efforts to define the Corning Multi-Cloud solution, as well as to help deliver several complex people, process and technology related activities critical to being ready to support initial release and subsequent migration of applications to the multi-cloud solution in spring 2021. As a core member of the Corning Multi-Cloud team, the Linux Engineer/Solution Architect will be responsible for helping direct and guide the delivery of key priorities across multiple stakeholders, with the assistance of the Project Manager and Technical Support teams. While being predominantly internally focused, this position will require strong communication to bridge between various Infrastructure and Application teams as well as an excellent ability to navigate within a background of relative ambiguity.



  • Install and set up Linux systems and servers, perform routine system maintenance and resolve server-side issues as they arise working with Manager Service Provider, monitor system performance, provide technical support and guidance to other administrators. maintain system security by actively identifying faults and vulnerable areas within the system’s architecture.
  • Establishes standards, policies & guidelines for the Compute Linux Platform in collaboration with service line owner and technology teams
  • Develop, Configure, and support compute solutions that meet business needs and align with Corning technology standards.
  • Evaluate all documents according to system requirements and evaluate all design and perform tests on all development activities and administer all complex methodologies.
  • Supports IT project start up though technical consultation, charter definition, benefit and analysis, requirements gathering and formal PMO approval.
  • Partners with all members of project team as a technical lead in the planning, design, coordination and execution of comprehensive, realistic and effective work plans.
  • In partnership with Corning architecture, helps gather requirements, define options and develop holistic integrated solutions to complex business challenges.
  • Helps promote a consistent vision and strategy throughout the organization
  • Builds relationships that foster collaboration and partnerships to drive better strategies, priorities, and service to the customer
  • Assists and oversees quality change control according to Corning Change Management, Incident Management, Problem Management and Disaster recovery Methodology
  • Mentors members of the Infrastructure team on architectural, engineering and operational best practices
  • Provides escalated support for Business-Critical problems



  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college in computer science or related field



  • 7+ years of experience in cloud system administration, with a focus on Linux (RHEL/OL etc.) platforms



  • Experience creating automated scripts and software. Experience with automation and orchestration tools like Terraform, Ansible Chef etc.
  • Previous experience with Configuring, managing and optimizing Oracle RAC & SAP systems working with Database/SAP Basis team
  • 7+ years’ experience in a production IT environment managing enterprise IT infrastructure, hardware, hosting services and cloud infrastructure.
  • Previous experience with overseeing managed service providers for building and deploying technical solutions, and managing successfully to outcomes
  • Previous experience with deploying hybrid or multi-cloud solutions with AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Experience engineering, building, and supporting a global heterogeneous multi-data center computing environment
  • A holistic understanding of IT infrastructure inclusive of server, storage, network, virtualization, database, DR/business recovery and continuity practices, etc.
  • A foundational understanding of public cloud models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and providers (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Proven ability to facilitate the gathering and translation of business requirements into quality infrastructure solutions, reflecting security, scalability, availability, performance, manageability constructs
  • Demonstrated expertise driving operational improvement and excellence under an ITIL based service management model.
  • Proven ability to influence and interact effectively with peers and IT leaders
  • Strong crisis management
  • Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills, with ability to handle changing priorities
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated track record of on time delivery within budget; ability to drive projects to successful conclusion using influencing tools
  • Ability to lead international teams across multiple initiatives that span various lines of business, geographic borders, time zones, and cultures
  • Must be a self starter, able to work in team environment and motivate others



  • Working knowledge of Converged and Hyper Converged technologies such as Cisco UCS, Dell VXRail, or Nutanix
  • Experience with On-prem cloud management platforms such as VMWare Cloud Foundations



  • Minimal travel


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