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Sr Site Reliability Engineer- Scientific Computing

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Date: Sep 10, 2021

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 built 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 take on tough technology challenges.


Scope of Position:

• Work with a small group of systems team members and software developers to provide containerization solutions for a variety of internal projects.

• Implement technologies to monitor the health of our development systems.

• Will develop SLOs/SLAs towards high availability and reliability goals.

• Explore technologies for deploying software development applications.

• Will act as a thought leader and technology evangelist within the team and the broader Corning organization.

• Stay current with software development practices.

• This position is offered as 100% remote, but can report to our offices in Corning, NY or Charlotte, NC.



• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.


Required Skills:

• 10+ years Linux systems administration and shell scripting.

• 10+ years of experience with Python.

• 5+ years of experience with container orchestration technologies, preferably Docker and Kubernetes.

• 5+ years of experience with monitoring tools such as OpenNMS, Prometheus

• 3+ years with Configuration Management and IaC tools like Terraform and Ansible.

• 3+ years of experience with DevOps methodologies, focusing on CI/CD and automation frameworks.

• Strong networking knowledge including routing standards, subnetting, VLANs.

• Strong understanding of virtualization and hypervisor technologies.

• Strong understanding of databases and data modeling.

• Experience with workflow and issue management tools such as JIRA.


Desired Skills:

• Experience setting up and maintaining on-prem cloud solutions.

• Familiarity with scientific programming tools such as Matlab, pandas, and Jupyter.

• Strong background in math or science (minor or concentration). Strong Interpersonal, Presentation and Leadership Skills:

• Experience communicating outside of the organization.

• Adept at working in environments with significant ambiguity and an ability to explore and drive to clear requirements.

• Able to interact effectively with customers and staff.



 Soft Skills:

• Ability to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment built on credibility, visibility, and trust while presenting and selling concepts to internal customers.

• Willingness to take initiative and get results.

Nearest Major Market: Corning