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Computer Science Co-Op

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Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46380


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position Corning’s co-op and internship experience is rich with hands-on learning. You’ll live, work, and experience the communities in which Corning operates, while building on-the-job skills.


The purpose of our Program is to raise the bar on talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for immediate and future needs.


To be considered for this opportunity at Corning Incorporated, you must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. You must also have a current cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 0.00 to 4.00 scale).


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Scope Details: This position is with the software engineering team in the Scientific Computing group, which exists to enhance the modeling capabilities of Corning Incorporated. Our team works with a variety of development frameworks and state of the art hardware to deliver solutions that enhance Corning’s ability to innovate. Our software engineers are responsible for the full systems development life cycle for projects that use a variety of back end, front end, and database technologies.


Day to Day Responsibilities: Work with a senior software engineer(s) and our modeling community to improve Corning’s modeling processes. This position will involve developing tools for an internal application, which could include:

  • Main dashboard development – putting together a framework to display database contents in a graphical and interactive way
  • Feasibility/Optimization test framework
  • Improve visuals and usability for an existing tool in the application
  • Quality control


Travel requirements: None


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Normal Business Hours 8:00-5:00.
  • Duration: Fall 2021, 8-12 weeks.
    • (Can be flexible on start/end dates)


Required Education:

  • Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar degree requiring significant programming and project development.
  • Comfortable with analytical chemistry from introductory college chemistry classes.


Required Skills:

  • Experience developing in an object-oriented programming language (Python, Java, etc.) and an ability to adapt to other languages.
  • A strong desire to learn new technologies such as MongoDB.
  • Experience with / exposure to / or ability to pick up quickly
    • Front-end development (JavaScript)
    • Design and implementation of dynamic, interactive web-based data visualization
    • Complex data processing, e.g. PCA, feature extraction, optimization
    • QC testing – manual and development of automated testing


Desired Skills:

  • Collaborative work using a version control system.
  • Experience developing a project from end to end.
  • Experience with agile development approaches, automated unit testing / test-first design.
  • Experience with command line Linux.
  • Knowledge of organic chemistry


Soft Skills:

  • Flexibility and the ability to manage change.
  • Ability to understand corporate culture and organizational awareness.
  • Results oriented with strong customer focus.
  • Creative problem-solving and rigorous decision making.


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, 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.

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