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Machine Learning Modeling Development Associate

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Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46848


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


We are seeking out dedicated engineers and technicians who strive to see their work make a difference! If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; if you rate your own success by how many people are touched by your research; and if you are up to the challenge of doing world-class science to make real, profitable advanced materials, then Corning is the place for you.


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.


Scope of Position:

  • Develop models in advanced analytics and machine learning.
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert to provide data analytics and machine learning modeling development, and to create novel computational methods and analytical models from available research & manufacturing data to enhance the competitive advantage of Corning products.
  • Identify opportunities to apply advanced analytics and machine learning by understanding the business needs and developing project proposals to solve critical problems.
  • Lead impactful analytics-based projects across multiple business groups


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead research & engineering projects providing data analytics, machine learning, software development, and modeling support to Corning technology community and to enable effective innovation and competitive advantage of Corning products.
  • Interface with customers to define project specifications, research and improve applicable technologies, and work with industry experts to expand Corning expertise in key emerging technology areas.
  • Work independently or as part of the team on data preparation, machine learning model development and testing and/or software development & modifications in support of Corning products and manufacturing processes at different stages.  
  • Interpret data analysis results in RD&E or business context and articulate the implications of the results to the business function.
  • Write and maintain relevant technical reports and support documentation, prepare and deliver relevant user training, and mentor new engineers and scientists.


Required Education:

  • MS or PhD in engineering, computer science, mathematics and statistics, or a related discipline with specialization in data analytics & machine learning.


Required Years and Area of Experience: 

  • 15+ years of work experience in development and deployment of machine learning models, such as data mining, time series modeling, computer vision, natural language processing, to solve both academic and business problems.

Experience demonstrated through industrial work, academic research projects, compelling open-source project contributions or an impressive Kaggle scoreboard


Required Skills:

  • Strong background in computer vision using both traditional image processing as well as deep learning libraries (such as PyTorch or TensorFlow) to develop algorithms and apply them to analyze images and videos to obtain insights for a variety of industrial applications.
  • Deep knowledge of machine learning techniques, such as traditional machine learning algorithms,  time series & sequential event models with recurrent neural networks, convolutional neural networks, and reinforcement learning, etc.   
  • Capable of independently preparing data for machine learning purposes and performing exploratory data analysis.
  • Strong mathematical and programming skills using Python, R and/or MATLAB.
  • Comfortable working with Windows and Linux parallel processing clusters.
  • Ability to communicate and understand the complex requirements of scientists, engineers and professional staff in the development and deployment solutions and to bridge gaps between “domain” language (engineering, science) and “computing solution” language.
  • Strong interpersonal & presentation skills and ability to work as a leader, team player, or individual contributor. Must be a proactive and solution-oriented problem solver.
  • Ability to lead projects, embrace and drive change


Desired Skills:

  • Broad background in computer vision for a range of application areas spanning across R&D and manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and algorithms in computer vision and/or machine learning in general, such as attention algorithms, few-shot learning, etc.
  • Experience working with cloud-based services such as AWS and/or Azure.
  • Knowledge of any other programming languages for scientific computing in Windows and Linux environments (such as C/C++, C#, Java).
  • A foundation in software design principles and an ability to design and create applications as necessary.
  • Knowledge of MPI, OpenMP, or other parallel/distributed computing paradigms.
  • Clear dedication to excellence and advancing beyond the current state.
  • Strong personal motivation.


Travel Requirements:

  • Individual may travel multiple times per year for one to two weeks per visit to other Corning locations or customers (domestic and international) or to pursue training opportunities (conferences, classes).


Sound like you? Apply now!


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.”

This position does 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.


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