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Senior Systems Engineer

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Date: Oct 22, 2021

Location: Milpitas, CA, US, 95035

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49316


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.


Job Description:

Play a leading role in the architecture and complete software development cycle for our LTE, and 5G wireless products, with specific focus on the PHY layer. The ideal candidate has a wireless communication systems background, a passion for building real-world carrier-grade communication systems, and industry experience developing PHY layer software in DSPs and virtualized general purpose processors (x86).



• 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 PHY and overall system performance.

• Complete ownership of PHY-layer algorithms, their implementation in C/C++ code, and real-world system performance.

• Participate in architecture, design, and code reviews and provide peer feedback on a continuous basis.

• Lead a distributed development team, including third-party companies, in developing best-in-class carrier grade vRAN based PHY solution for 5G based on an x86 platform.

• Understand DU requirements and solution for hosting on container-based cloud-native environments.

• Debug complex issues seen during QA testing, at customer field trials, and at live customer deployments.



• MS in Electrical Engineering with focus on signal processing and implementation architectures.

• Understanding of wireless communications and MAC/scheduler layers.

• 5 years industry experience in in DSP/C/C++ programming for design and development of wireless software including stellar debugging skills.

• Strong understanding of 5G NR PHY from both systems and low-level 3GPP spec point of view. Broad understanding of the entire 5G/LTE wireless system. 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


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.

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