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Staff Systems Engineer

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Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: Milpitas, CA, US, 95035

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54505


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.


Role & Responsibilities:

The role is in the Systems Engineering team within Corning Wireless business unit. Corning wireless business unit provides world class 4G & 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solutions. Corning RAN and DAS solutions are typically deployed in indoor and outdoor venues, such as stadiums, malls, hotels, hospitals & enterprises) to enable delivery of high quality& high capacity 4G & 5G mobile services on the site. Corning wireless RAN and DAS solutions support 3G, 4G, Sub6 5G and millimeterwave 5G technologies.


The role involves:

• Support Product Management with market/product requirements and defining solution release scope.

• Analysis and translation of customer requirements/industry standard into system level architecture.

• Lead the system level architecture definition and translate it to specification and requirements documents.

• Requirements Management: Perform impact analysis of changes to the requirements.

• Design process support: Support software development teams during high level design phase to ensure requirements compliance.

• Verification and Validation process support: Provide guidance and lead integration efforts as required to ensure full systems requirements are met and product meets specifications.

• Cross-functional coordination and operations with Product Management, Engineering, Marketing, Professional Services and Customer Support teams.


Education and Experience:

 • BS/MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Wireless Communications or related field.

• At least 10 years of hands-on experience in R&D roles encompassing the following:

• 3 years of experience in technical management leading a team

• 3 years of experience as system engineer.

• Hands-on experience in software development

• Strong knowledge in many of the following areas: Mobile Communication systems, 4G, 5G, Radio Access Networks, 3GPP RAN architecture & protocols, ORAN RAN architecture and protocols, IP networking, TCP/UDP protocols, Ethernet switching, RAN Layer 3, Radio Resource Management (RRM), Self-Organizing Networks (SON) and Management Systems

• Experience in RAN product development including cloud RAN solutions

• Networking, SDN, NFV with working fundamentals in distributed system principles.

• Hands-on experience and strong knowledge in virtual infrastructure design, including Docker, Kubernetes, VMware and OpenStack

• Hands-on experience and working knowledge in systems security

• Strong system level knowledge in Linux

• End to End multi-disciplinary System Integration experience


Preferred Requirements

• Be able to define best practices, reference architectures for developing secure, high performing, highly available solutions in the cloud. Telco cloud experience will be of added value.

• Strong experience of working with DevOps principles, CI/ CD, Continuous Deployment Pipelines using Jenkins etc.

• Knowledge in SNMP and Netconf based NMS/EMS solutions and Implementation


Professional Skill Requirements

• Strong interpersonal skills: Applicant should possess the ability to communicate technical and project information within Systems Engineering team, with other the teams and with senior management. Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary, multi-site, multicultural teams and to proactively take a leadership role when appropriate

• Ability to think through complex problems, analyze and break it down into parts to resolve or perform timely escalation to higher tier resources

• Ability to handle various tasks, simultaneously organize, prioritize, make decisions and work efficiently and effectively under challenging deadlines.


This position does 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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto