Product Line Director - Enterprise Cellular Platforms

Date: Nov 14, 2023

Location: Milpitas, CA, US, 95035

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62031


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. 

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.


Scope of the role:

Corning Wireless is looking to hire a senior leader in product line management, responsible for defining our enterprise (in-building) cellular platforms, encompassing both radio access networks (RAN) and distributed antenna systems (DAS) platforms. The role reports to the Senior Director of Product Line Management and CTO of the Wireless Business Unit.


Required Qualifications:

 • Bachelor’s degree plus 12 years of experience or master’s degree plus 10 years of relevant experience (MBA preferred).

• Solid understanding of wireless radio access network (RAN) technologies including small-cells and DAS.

• Solid understanding of what is required to deploy products at enterprises and carriers.

• Deep understanding of industry business models of delivering in-building solutions, through neutral-host operators and channel partners.

• 5+ years of experience in product management, systems engineering, or network planning.

• Must be able to independently represent Corning externally to industry leaders, the press, and senior executives at our largest customers.


Key Responsibilities:

• Able to understand and unpack requirements of wireless operators and enterprises.

• Develop clear, detailed, and prioritized product requirements for small cell (RAN) and DAS product lines, working with a team of product line managers.

• Analyze competitive environment and develop strategy on how we compete.

• Direct cross-functional teams to manage revenue growth and product line profitability.

• Establish pricing to customers and negotiate price from strategic partners and suppliers.


Travel requirements: up to 30%


Location: Milpitas (CA) or Dallas (TX) preferred. Remote or hybrid work arrangements supported.


This position supports immigration sponsorship. 

The range for this position is $190,202.00 - $261,528.00.  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 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.


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