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Structured Cabling Systems Design Engineer

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Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57980


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.


Purpose of the Position:

The primary role of the Enterprise Networks Systems Engineer (ENSE) is to provide technical expertise to support commercial objectives set by Field Sales and Commercial Marketing. This individual will work on a team of peers who share similar responsibilities and complete assignments from request queues. Individuals will be expected to perform research and function as the subject matter technical expert. Professional writing assignments and other Special assignments for Marketing, Standards activities and Professional writing assignments are assigned to individuals based on demand, workload and ability.



• Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related technical field - Mechanical or Electrical preferred


Experience Requirements:

• 1 year of experience in Telecommunications, specifically structured cabling and more specifically, fiber optic systems


Required Skills:

• Knowledge of products used in passive optical cabling and how and where they are deployed

• Problem solving skills

• Ability to interface and communicate (verbally and in writing) effectively with all levels of personnel internal and external to Corning

• Ability to work in a high-profile position, handling details of a highly confidential and critical nature

• Work effectively as both an individual performer and a team player

• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work efficiently and effectively in a dynamic unstructured environment

• Must be detailed oriented and conscientious

• Ability to maintain composure and professional demeanor at all times

• Ability to listen, make wise decisions and act with little direction

• Ability to organize and coordinate one’s work schedule and duties

• Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint

• Proficient in English language, both verbal and written


Roles and Responsibilities:

• Reviewing technical specifications, developing optical system designs or component configurations, generating bills of material, coordinating with operations resources to resolve field issues or further define product performance, and providing technical information via letter, written reports, or presentations. It is the responsibility of the ENSE to support Sales and Commercial Marketing representatives on customer calls, when appropriate, and to address pertinent technical issues

• Understand individual product performance specifications, capabilities, & limitations with respect to market objectives, and to have a working knowledge of competitive offerings that serve in the same function. Other duties related to technical issues

• Understand network design and how individual components are integrated into a complete telecommunications network. The knowledge of current designs and technologies, predicted modifications and the transmission capabilities associated with each is necessary to provide customers with system solutions

• Research concepts and products pertinent to the designated end objective, evaluate and prioritize available options and to provide technical recommendations based upon relevant facts

• Instruct training courses for external customers, either remote using available studio resources or in person at a customer site. Prepare presentation, spreadsheets, graphs and reports as requested using appropriate skills and software

• Assist the team with special projects or needs as requested

• Manage confidential and proprietary information with discretion and sound judgment

• Manage all day-to-day tasks with minimal supervision, and support team members as necessary


Desired Skills:

• Knowledge of Corning Optical Cable’s passive optical cabling products and how and where they are deployed in a local area network

• Knowledge of Optical Fiber Theory

• Understand the commercial workings of a distribution market from the standpoint of a manufacturer

• Knowledge of data center communications processing equipment, pathways, and spaces

• Proactive, demonstrated ability to take the lead and influence the outcome

• Eager to take on additional responsibilities outside normal scope of position

• Not fearful of acting with minimum planning

• Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal customers

• Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all levels and gains their trust and respect

• Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment

• Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions

• Technical writing ability, with emphasis on effective presentation of detailed concepts



• Occasional travel required


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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, 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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte