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Senior Software Systems Engineer - MTE, Corning, NY

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Date: Jul 23, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45155


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 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.


Purpose of the Position:  

  • Engineering Software Development and Leadership
  • Develop high-quality software systems for measurement, inspection, gauging, data collection and reporting systems in support of a variety of Corning divisions.
  • Interface various vendors during the Design, Development and Deployment project phases
  • Lead or Participate in the software Testing and Startup phases at the customer sites 
  • Fulfill role as a Subject Matter Expert for key technologies of project resources.  


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing, developing, troubleshooting and debugging software systems.  Troubleshoot production problems related to software applications.  
  • Thoroughly follow structured Software Development practices to ensure fast and efficient systems completion.  Resolve problems with software and respond to suggestions for improvements and enhancements.
  • When required, provide direction and project level supervision of both internal and external systems development resources.
  • Develop excellent process understanding of Corning’s manufacturing processes in order to better understand the customer’s requirements. 
  • Demonstrate strong technical curiosity, strong leadership skills, the ability to train others and the ability to interact with various levels of the organization.
  • Provide a high degree of technical leadership to develop and deploy software systems technologies in support of early stage, pilot and high-volume manufacturing activities for new technology transfer, process improvement, cost reduction or capacity expansion.


Project involved with:

  • All Corning business units.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% travel and could involve international travel.  Travel usually involves being away 2 - 3 weeks at a time.


Education & Experience:

  • Major in Computer Science, Electrical or Electronic engineering.  Bachelor’s required but Prefer MS or above.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in development and leadership in highly technical, multi-discipline engineering team


Required Skills:

  • Object Oriented software analysis and design
  • Strong problem-solving skills and excellent testing/QA skills.
  • Strong technical understanding of SDLC process & tools like:
  • Jira, Azure Dev Ops and Slack
  • Experience in tailoring and following a structured software development process. 
  • Ability to create and present project related material to the Customer/Receiver/Management
  • Knowledge of the following:  
  • .Net programming: VB.Net, C#.Net, ASP.Net
  • C/C++, Java, R, Python, Matlab etc.
  • Web Services, WSDL, XML-HTTP 
  • Version Control: Git/GitLab/SubVersion/Visual SourceSafe
  • Significant experience and interest in relational databases and data analysis. 


Desired Skills:

  • Experience in design, development and maintenance of enterprise application integration
  • Understanding of Hardware, Operating Systems, Software, and systems maintenance that involve software patching and upgrade
  • Database experience with Oracle and SQL Server - Very strong in SQL, Stored Procedures, Triggers and Tuning in an Oracle and/or SQL Server environment. Experience or knowledge about OSISoft’s PI application software
  • Technical experience with inter-process communications tools and techniques 
  • Basic understanding of control systems
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing operation and management
  • Basic understanding of ERP


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various business units of the organization.  Capability to interact with various levels of the organization.  
  • Commitment/Initiative
  • Results-Orientation (bias for action)
  • Disciplined and Rigorous
  • Customer-Focused Orientation


Job Selling Points:

  • Real Technical influence while actively performing technical development.
  • Opportunity to work with new and developing businesses
  • Engage and work with numerous engineering and IT teams across Corning


This position does not 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