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Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54275


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.



Purpose of the Position:

The candidate will be responsible for delivering high impact to Corning’s Science and Technology division by employing full stack web development capabilities to create process enabling software systems.  There is a focus on developing and then integrating state-of-the-art enterprise lab management systems and software solutions in a research and development environment.  Delivering software solutions will be accomplished through the application of cross-discipline web development skills for front-end and back-end application development.  The role requires a knowledge of a variety of coding languages and the capability to implement these languages to create complete deployments of entire application instances.  The candidate should feel comfortable working within and communicating among a small team of individuals with diverse talents.  

• Work closely with internal customers to understand and develop system specifications and constraints.

• Be able to develop and present a software concept to project stakeholders

• Work with project stakeholders to ensure designs meet project requirements.

• Ensure timelines and budgets stay within expectations.

• Research various technologies and select suitable approaches for meeting project requirements.

• Work with a small multidisciplinary team to meet system specification or project timelines

• Perform deployment and debug of designed systems

• Work with the customer to understand the system performance and limitations.

• Transfer system technology, including documentation and design packages, to R&D, MTE, or Division Engineering.


Day to Day Responsibilites:

• Design and Develop Full Stack applications with a team of developers.

• Test and debug of software to keep the software optimized.

• Write clean code for both front-end and back-end of our applications

• Design and implement user interactions on the applications front-end.

• Interface with servers and databases for back-end data driven implementations.

• Ensure cross-compatibility and optimization.

• Develop API’s and RESTful services

• Keep up with technology advancements to optimize software delivery

• Communicate the effectiveness of emerging technologies to decision makers.

• Consider security, maintenance, scalability, and more while developing.

• Work in an ever-changing research work environment.

• Communicate with stakeholders to refine project scope and to share progress toward project milestones

• Track and communicate project scope changes with financial and timeline impacts with stakeholders

• Develop system documentation, including machine specifications and SOPs

• Transfer system expertise to customers, including hands-on training.


Travel Requirements: Travel frequency and length are project-dependent and typically <5% of total work hours.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Standard hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.


Required Education and Experience: 

B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

3+ years’ experience developing enterprise software applications.


Required Skills:

1. HTML, JavaScript, CSS, SQL

2. User interface application development

3. Follow software development best practices

4. Ability to adapt to changing environment and requirements

5. Strong problem-solving skills based on data-driven decisions and a deep understanding of sources of error

6. Result-oriented, including a track record of managing multiple projects and priorities


Desired Skills:

1. Other language skills such as C#, VB, Adobe ColdFusion.

2. Experience with development tools such as Sublime Text, Toad, Subversion SVN, Gitlab

3. Experience with libraries such jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, handlebars.js, Vue.js


Soft Skills:

1. Work both independently and as part of a small team.

2. communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization, including presentation and written skills

3. Work effectively in a matrix organization, including balancing project and functional priorities

4. Actively seek out subject matter experts to broaden fundamental process and product understanding

5. Passion for technology, software development and enabling customers. 



This position does not support visa assistance


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