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Sr. Wireless Software Engineer

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Date: Jul 19, 2021

Location: Milpitas, CA, US, 95035

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42342


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.

What does a Sr. Wireless Software Engineer at Corning do?

This is a meaningful position where you will play a critical and leading role in the architecture and complete software development cycle for our LTE and 5G wireless products.  There is a specific focus on MAC and PHY layers.  If you have a wireless communication systems background, a passion for building real-world carrier-grade communication systems and industry experience developing MAC or PHY layer software in C/C++, this is the ideal role for you!


What does a typical day look like for a Sr. Wireless Software Engineer?

You will…

  • As a dedicated engineer, you’ll design, develop, enhance, and maintain wireless algorithms and embedded software for LTE/5G radio access networks and other advanced technologies 
  • Understand PHY-layer procedures, expected behavior, and typical performance tradeoffs, especially as they relate to MAC and overall system performance
  • Use your deep analytical skills to have complete ownership of MAC-layer algorithms, their implementation in C/C++ code and real-world system performance
  • Actively participate in architecture, design, and code reviews; provide peer feedback on a continuous basis  
  • Debug complex issues seen during QA testing, at customer field trials, and at live customer deployments


What does career growth potential look like?

Potential career paths include but are not limited to continued progression within our Engineering and Technology organizations, etc. based on the individual.


What Qualifications do we look for?

  • If you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 5-10 years industry experience in embedded C/C++ programming for design and development of wireless software, you sound like a great fit! (MS or PhD preferred)
  • Bring your stellar debugging skills and a strong understanding of LTE MAC and PHY from both systems and low-level 3GPP spec point of view
  • Broad understanding of the entire LTE or 5G wireless system
  • Understanding of wireless communications or digital signal processing is a plus!
  • Ability to switch between high-level systems view and low-level detail view of complex wireless systems
  • Comfortable using wireless lab equipment such as signal generators, network analyzers, power meters, etc.  

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Job Location: Our Milpitas, CA Office  

Position Type: Full-Time

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