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Development Engineer

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Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49705


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.



  • Responsible for leading small teams through project activities involved in the research, design, planning, development and evaluation of cable designs and cable processes to meet Stakeholder requirements.
  • Uses a Stage Gate process for execution of projects. 
  • Works with outside groups to define and implement project solutions including Product Line Management, Market Development and Manufacturing.  
  • Leverages internal SME’s as needed to meet deliverables, including materials, modeling, processing, cable design, testing, etc. 
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. 
  • Works under time and priority constraints as communicated through Cable Technology priority lists. 
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Solves problems using rigorous application of the scientific method. 


Education and Experience:

  • BS in Engineering ; MS would be preferred.
  • 1-5 years of experience in a development or manufacturing engineering role would be preferred. 
  • If a recent graduate, co-op experience is preferred.


Required Skills:

  • Proficient use of MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint).
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
  • Project Leadership Skills (Project Planning, Risk  Management, Requirement setting, directing team of non-direct reports etc)
  • Hands on experimentation


Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Personal initiative and commitment
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups;  team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hrs. per week/ typically 8-5


Travel Requirements: 10% travel potential; International travel likely


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, 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: Hickory