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Manager, Computer Vision & Deep Learning

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Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51249


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 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:

  • This is a leadership position that includes managing a small (3-5) group of engineers, leading deep learning for imaging at Corning, and computer vision-based project work. Project work is expected to be approximately 75% of the time commitment, with leadership responsibilities filling the remaining 25%. The role requires strong technical skills in computer vision and deep learning, and a desire to mentor engineers on their technical projects and career growth. This role is part of a corporate engineering group that provides measurement system solutions to all of Corning’s divisions.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • People Management:
    • Provide technical support/guidance to direct reports, including project management advice and support relationships with internal customers
    • Provide timely input and reports on workload planning, project prioritization, and project updates.
    • Provide feedback, coaching tools to assist employees with career planning and performance evaluations.
    • Assure a safe workplace for employees (e.g. safety checklists, safety training, etc.)
    • Support recruiting, hiring and integration of talent into the organization.
    • Manage project workload and project pipeline for direct reports
    • Coach direct reports on best practices related to design & development of metrology for manufacturing
  • Technical Leadership:
    • Establish best practices pertaining to the use of deep learning for machine vision in use at Corning.
    • Obtain widespread “buy-in” and use of best practices across Corning.
    • Prepare and deliver teaching aides on best practices
  • Project Work:
    • Leverage off-the-shelf instruments or develop new measurement methods to optimize manufacturing processes or inspect the quality of Corning products.
    • Demonstrate proof-of-concepts in a lab environment.
    • Engineer measurement solutions that are suitable for use in manufacturing.
    • Work with a variety of cross functional groups (Development, Quality, IT, Purchasing, Operations) to deliver effective solutions.
    • Leverage external suppliers for key technologies or core competencies such as system integration.
    • Define Scopes of Work, competitively quote when appropriate, issue Purchase Orders, track supplier work and approve invoices.
    • Design experiments and analyze data to identify and implement improvements to measurement systems or production processes.
    • Create/update documentation for release to production including Machine Specifications; operating procedures and drawing packages.
    • Train engineering, maintenance and operations people how to use and maintain measurement systems.
    • Provide remote and onsite troubleshooting using data and performance analysis of the installed systems.
    • Develop and apply measurement system analysis techniques to ensure proper measurement system application.


Travel Requirements:

  • 10-30% travel domestic and international


Required Education, Years and Area of Experience:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Physics, Optics, ME, EE, or Computer Engineering
  • 10+ years engineering experience in measurements engineering related field


Required Leadership Skills:

  • Effective leadership & communication (written & verbal) skills
  • People management skills (people development, performance evaluation, staffing, etc,).
  • Able to manage, prioritize, and deliver on a portfolio of projects and group initiatives.
  • Ability to make sound technical decisions within and outside area of expertise.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work in technical project teams in leadership and team member roles.


Required Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of computer vision algorithms (blob analysis, edge finding, morphology, feature extraction, classification, metrology).
  • Experience with Python CV/ML packages; OpenCV, Sklearn, Numpy, and at least one deep learning package (Tensorflow/PyTorch/Keras/Mxnet, etc).
  • Knowledge of Machine Vision systems (optics, lighting, cameras, image acquisition, image analysis)
  • Familiarity with Python CV/ML environment and Microsoft Visual Studio environment (C#).
  • Comfortable reading research papers and exploring new technologies in this field.
  • Working knowledge of Matlab, Minitab, or other mathematical/statistical analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of calibration methods for physical / dimensional / optical measurement equipment.
  • Working knowledge with high performance computing systems.
  • Ability to efficiently summarize key accomplishments in period reports.


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This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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