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Network Engineering Manager

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Date: Sep 21, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50029

Location:  Charlotte, NC or Corning, NY



Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover lens; and the vehicle you took to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic substrate.  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.



SCOPE/PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Corning is seeking a Network Engineering Manager. This individual will be responsible for managing all of the Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) across Corning’s International footprint including end-to-end design, implementation, operations and service level management in a multi-vendor/ team environment). The individual will manage these network functions to ensure Global Networks Services meets demand and deliver the expected business value at its promised cost.



  • Responsible for the design, development, testing, implementation, and ongoing support of Corning’s Wide Area Network (WAN) & Local Area Network (LAN) networks to support a secure, scalable, supportable, and sustainable Corning network environment around the globe.
  • Leads and manages network engineers in building and sustaining Wide Area Network (WAN) & Local Area Network (LAN) networks to support Corning’s current and future needs. Guides the creation of innovative solutions on time and within cost objectives, providing technical leadership, driving implementation, and ensuring excellent support for every aspect of operations is in place to deliver expected service levels. Manages the change elements associated with new solutions or upgrades to existing solutions
  • Builds strong, credible, and influential business partnerships to enable and drive change with key stakeholders. Fosters an environment of collaboration and teamwork between IT organizations and between IT and business teams to ensure creation of “best in class” Technology support for Corning lines of businesses and customers
  • Champions the strategy and roadmap jointly developed by the Domain Architects and Network WAN & LAN Service Line, manages the implementation of the defined roadmap that includes plans for expansions, modifications, maintenance, retirement, etc. Partners with Service Level Management and business stakeholders to define, agree upon, and document Operational-Level Agreements (OLAs). Educates stakeholders on current and planned changes to the service.
  • Serves as an initial point of escalation for significant incidents that interrupt service availability or diminish performance
  • Delivers on Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Operational-Level Agreements (OLAs).
  • Responsible for Life Cycle management of hardware and IOS
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate hardware, software inventory within CMDB
  • Manages and monitors service pricing and profitability



  • BS in Computer science or related field. Advanced degree in Computer Science, Business, or related field a plus
  • ITIL foundation certification a plus
  • Applicable Network Certifications a plus



  • 5+ years of experience implementing and/or management of large-scale data networks, including enterprise class experience with three or more of the following: Wide Area Networks (WAN), Local Area Networks (LAN), Wireless Data Networks (WLAN), and Voice over IP and DNS/DHCP.
  • 3+ year’s experience delivering and/or supporting network services as part of large business projects, ideally in the manufacturing industry
  • Understanding of best-in-class and emerging technologies such of Software Defined Networks (SDWAN/SDN), Internet of Things (IoT) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Network Data Center environments and Wireless Local Area Network (LAN).
  • Experience in vendor interaction, negotiation, and management



  • Solid knowledge of network technologies, including Wide Area Networks (WAN), Local Area Networks (LAN), Wireless Data Networks (WLAN), Voice over IP, and Video networking.
  • Experience with SDWAN/SDN, IoT and NFV a plus, preferably having led implementation and support of those technologies globally
  • Strong ability to quickly learn new network technologies, leveraging in-house skills as well as external network experts, and guide organizations through significant network technology shifts
  • Proven track record directly and successfully delivering network data network functions for a large organization in a multi-country, multi-vendor environment.
  • Strong communicator and leader with ability to lead teams directly as well as influence outcomes within cross-functional teams. Able to engage and connect across multiple constituencies in a way that positively influences service outcomes and steers toward change objectives
  • Creative and innovative thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Self-starter with ability to coordinate and motivate cross-functional and distributed teams.
  • Consistently demonstrates effective organization, prioritization, planning and financial management skills, with ability to handle multiple and/or changing priorities. Adept at managing through change and driving team success
  • Proven track record of successful execution on a large scale, on time and within budget
  • Must have a passion for success. 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.
  • Ability to lead international teams across multiple initiatives that span various lines of business, geographic borders, time zones, and cultures
  • Demonstrates excellent financial acuity, demonstrated ability to drive value – high service quality per unit of cost



  • CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Wireless and/or other Network certifications
  • Experience with Network Automation, tools and scripting
  • Experience with ServiceNow, Solarwinds and NetBrain
  • Experience with Velocloud (VMWare) and Juniper MIST
  • Experience with Transport technologies, including Carrier Ethernet, DWDM, etc
  • Experience with DAS and In Building Cellular technologies



What sets us apart?  Corning’s unwavered commitment to Diversity.  Diversity is integral to Corning’s belief in the fundamental dignity of the individual – one of Corning’s seven Values.  We are committed to providing an environment where all employees can thrive.  This begins with an understanding that our global workforce consists of a rich mixture of diverse people.  This diversity will continue to be a source of our strength as well as a competitive advantage.


If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; and if you are up to the challenge of working for a world-class organization that makes real, profitable advanced materials, then visit Corning’s website at



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte