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Operational Technology Software Engineer

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Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42209


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.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & 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 create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Job Description

  • The Operation Technology Software Engineer is responsible for the development and deployment of operation technology software applications in the manufacturing space while working in a team-based environment. The individual will engage and guide customers to business requirements and then use those requirements to scope, budget, schedule, and deliver systems to meet the customer needs. This job will focus on the ISA-95 model with an emphasis on levels two and three with an awareness of levels one and four. The Operational Technology Software Engineer will be part of the Manufacturing Technology & Engineering organization which is a corporate engineering project organization. This role will give the individual the opportunity to travel to Corning’s many manufacturing sites to learn their processes and provide solutions to meet their obstacles.


Technical Responsibilities:

  • Translate business requirements into technical solutions including the creation of detailed work breakdown structures, planning, and execution
  • Analyze requirements and performance to optimize systems configuration
  • Provide contextual and technical information to manufacturing and engineering internal customers. Assist them in identifying difficult technical problems and devising solutions
  • Install, modify, document, and maintain system configuration, updates and changes.
  • Develop scripts and automate routine tasks
  • Actively develop procedures and train peers on system operations
  • Provide level three support for system including off hours as required
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities.



  • 25%+ as needed based on project requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or a related STEM Major.
  • Minimum 3-5+ years related experience in software/operational technology project delivery in manufacturing environments


Technical Knowledge/Skills Needed:

  • Understands of fundamental software techniques and principles (Modulatory, Abstraction, etc.)
  • Understand database fundamentals such as how data is stored in tables, relational database concepts, data manipulation language [DML],  and data definition language [DDL]
  • Understanding of manufacturing data systems, such as MES, CMSS, SCADA, and Data Historians
  • Understanding of common manufacturing protocols such as OPC, ModBus, BACnet, etc.
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals such as, the OSI model, TCP/IP model, components and devices
  • Understanding of operating systems, especially Windows
  • Understanding of application lifecycle management and associated software development lifecycles that are used in the development phase
  • Understanding of continuous improvement methodologies such as DAMIC, DESGN, LEAN, and more


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with OSIsoft PI including interfaces, AF, PI Vision, ProcessBook, PI SQL, and Integrator
  • Experience with iFix Development
  • Experience with Camstar MES for Business Analytics
  • Experience with Kepware OPC
  • Non-Technical Knowledge/Skills Needed
  • Ability to effectively communicate clear and concise concepts, designs, and status to upper level management and low-level engineers/operations.
  • Ability to be self-motivated to address technical and nontechnical needs as they arise
  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas to ensure attention to detail is met
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks to meet conflicting customer needs and schedules
  • Ability to deliver results to customer and team to meet business objectives
  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams


This position does support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning