Hyperspectral Imaging Principal Systems Engineer

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Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63607


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Scope of Position:

The Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) Principal Systems Engineer will work to design novel system’s designs, develop new business, and lead multidisciplined engineering teams to successfully realize deliverable hardware. They will work closely with business development to translate customer driven requirements into actionable engineering solutions. They will lead design and engineering efforts required to support the Hyperspectral Imaging Line of Business. They will advise, direct, and document work with optical, mechanical, and electrical designers to develop new HSI hardware that supports program or product specifications. They will guide and advise senior management on HSI future technologies and potential growth opportunities. In this position, the HSI Principal Systems Engineer is tasked to assist and develop the HSI lab resources required to support the integration and test of newly designed HSI systems. This includes system characterization, electrical integration, optical test & analysis, sensor function, and radiometric calibration.


Required Education and Skills: 

  • PhD in Engineering (systems, optics, electrical, physics) with 5+ years of experience or a MS with 10+ years in electro-optic IR related systems.
  • Strong understanding of IR systems and their architectures, including IR sensors, spectrometers, optics, and mechanics.
  • Strong understanding of IR sensor driving electronics, IR Cryocoolers, and embedded software. Spice knowledge a plus.
  • Working knowledge of analog and digital video pipelines and their respective supporting components, (FPGAs, Micro Processors, DRAM, SSDs, etc..).
  • Capable of measurement, modeling, and characterization of IR camera systems, MTF, System Noise, and Spectral Sensitivity.
  • Ability to generate Engineering growth tasks for future HSI products.
  • Ability to author and present technical communications with both customers and internal executive management.
  • Strong problem solving skills, and willingness to mentor younger engineers.


Desired Skills:

  • Competence and/or technical understanding of technical development tools in engineering (e.g., Matlab, Mathcad, Python, Zemax, SolidWorks, Spice, Lab View, etc.).
  • MS Office PowerPoint, Word, Excel Proficient, and MS project familiar.
  • Good communicator with ability to present technical material to non-technical persons.
  • Capable of running developmental experiments with diverse engineering resources.
  • Report writing with good organizational skills.



  • We anticipate up to 10% travel for this role primarily domestic, to customer sites, other Corning facilities, and trade shows.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is  $109,570.00   -  $150,660.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@corning.com.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene

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