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Technology Manager, Wafer Level Optics

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Date: Aug 8, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

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.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.

Scope of Position:

Leads early-stage interactions with customers to define industry roadmaps and identify new glass solution opportunities related to wafer-level-optics (WLO) components in cameras and sensors


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Establish deep understanding of WLO industry, including markets, products, and technology leaders
  • Develop product roadmaps and identify how Corning Precision Glass Solutions capabilities can address emerging needs related to cameras and optical sensors
  • Develop approaches to differentiated products and develop strategy to accelerate glass adoption in WLO modules
  • Occasionally support technical interactions with Varioptic’s customers
  • Identify new business opportunity and initiate new programs


Travel Requirements: Up to 30% - Both domestically and internationally


Required Education and Experience:

  • MS or PhD Degree in Optics, Electrical Engineering, or Material Sciences
  • MBA or Executive training in commercial/business, preferred
  • At least 5 years work experience in optical component design and/or manufacturing, with direct industrial experience related to wafer-level-optics


Required Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to summarize complex technical concepts to senior executives
  • Communicate clearly to customers and able to establish working relationships at executive levels
  • Can work in a highly ambiguous and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively organize, participate in, and lead cross-functional and diverse teams.
  • Ability to gain trust and cooperation from a diverse set of internal colleagues and external customers.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Pay Grade: D

Employee Referral Amount: $1,500.00



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