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Sr Platform Engineer

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Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58401


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. 

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 of Position:

As a Platform Engineer within Emerging Technology, you will create, deploy, and own technologies that enable and empower your peer scientists, engineers, and developers to manufacture things that matter. Platform Engineers are encouraged to experiment with the latest technologies, to constantly learn and expand their skills, and to use those skills in ever-changing ways.



• Produce scalable, highly available, repeatable cloud solutions

• Develop, maintain, and evolve cloud configuration automation

• Simplify and reinvent existing systems, processes, and tools to make things better for our users, developers, and scientists

• Provide insight into best practices regarding cloud architecture, automation, observability, orchestration, operability, resilience, and security

• Create, modify, and adapt cloud solutions to keep the organization aligned between the business requirements and technology capabilities

• Facilitate meetings with business partners and technologies teams to build consensus and drive solution decisions without compromising delivery and/or service

• Provide standards and platforms for future application development and help our peer engineers, developers, and scientists make the best use of technology

• Align existing application portfolio to cloud standards and services

• Be a highly motivated and active contributor across multiple work streams and manage deliveries accordingly across multiple projects

• Evaluate new technologies, services, and products

• Participate actively in team discussions, daily standups, periodic demos and retrospectives

• Participate in incident response efforts as needed

• Detect and highlight new or unmitigated risks, analyze problems, define solutions, and articulate those in a clear discernible manner

• Connect with all levels of the organization, senior leadership to professional staff

• Keep abreast of business, operational, and technology trends that may affect the portfolio and strategy


Education and Experience:

• 10+ years of support and management of highly scalable, highly available infrastructure, solutions and services

• 5+ years of experience with Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services and solutions.

• AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional or equivalent experience


Required Skills:

• Understanding of Agile Methodologies and practices such as Scrum and Kanban

• Deep knowledge of application architecture and development including application servers, middleware, systems management, monitoring, configuration management, capacity planning and performance tuning, highly availability architectures

• Demonstrable experience in using development languages such as Python, Perl, Java, Go, Ruby, Shell or other languages, to build reusable tools

• Passion for DevOps culture and methods


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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte