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LiDAR Systems Engineer

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Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53614

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.



Purpose of the Position:

Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, building and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive reciprocal culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses. We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we build and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • LiDAR Systems Engineer for a cross functional team that is responsible to deliver a high performance, robust, cost effective glass cover portfolio of products to capture growth opportunities in the emerging automotive LiDAR market.
  • Lead Systems Engineering function focused on LiDAR systems including light generation, scanning and receiver technologies to guide early-stage research, development and engineering activities and subsequent transition into manufacturing focused on solving real-world challenges with deploying LiDARs on vehicles.
  • Develop testbeds and models to simulate the performance of new LiDAR subcomponents and their impact at the system level.
  • Skillfully work across multiple functional organizations.
  • Work with project team members to solve difficult materials, measurement and processes as they relate to LIDAR.
  • Actively manage the technical progress and risks in order to proactively mitigate critical barriers and deliver technology on time.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and participate on a highly matrixed project team
  • Build in-depth systems knowledge of LiDAR as it pertains to automotive systems, as well as the key attributes that Corning can impact through new product developments and enhancements.  


Education & Experience: BS, MS or PhD in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics. 5+ years managing complex projects.


Required Skills:

  • Experience and expertise in complex optical sensing systems including building models and test-beds.
  • Successful development and delivery of new highly technical products for optical systems.
  • Proven Technology Leadership experience.
  • Strong technical leadership skills that will enable unique solutions to the technical challenges.
  • Ability to effectively manage emerging customer and market requirements associated with early-stage projects.
  • Ability to interface with senior management and provide clear concise technology strategies, resources needs.
  • Ability to effectively leverage and manage both internal and external resources. Individual must be capable of executing project assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Strong level of technical curiosity that will enable unique solutions to the technical challenges
  • Experience in working with other project team members on solving difficult engineering related problems, understanding project related issues, and general process engineering and process understanding.  


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of product and application experience with automotive or airborne LiDAR.
  • Experience with product qualification and reliability testing processes.
  • Experience with sensor fusion, object recognition and classification systems.
  • Experience in managing direct reports and matrixed resources.


Work Schedule: (8 – 5, M – F), however, expected to work hours required to achieve project objectives will regularly exceed 40 hours per week.


Travel Requirements: Estimated travel at 10% depending upon specific project assignment. Increased travel may be required to support customer and supplier engagements.


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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