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Collaboration and DevOps Engineer

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Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47758


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.

The global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes.  IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.



Scope of Position: This is a stimulating and rewarding position that entails handling various DevOps and Collaboration Platform projects and activities for Corning RD&E organizations. The successful candidate will work on cross-organizational projects and collaborate with scientists and engineers to support their DevOps and Collaboration needs and provide operational support.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • SharePoint Farm administration and maintenance of RD&E SharePoint farms
  • SharePoint configuration, troubleshooting performance issues, tracking site usage metrics etc.
  • Lead Microsoft 365 PoCs/PoVs involving Power Platform, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Azure services, Teams, etc.
  • Provide technical leadership on DevOps, design/implement CI/CD pipelines, mentor others members of the team
  • Prompt resolution of customer complaints and user support requests
  • Support SharePoint development team in workflow development activities, training, operational support
  • Evangelize best practices and methodologies in DevOps and collaboration platforms
  • Interwork with SharePoint operations/engineering and DevOps teams in other Corning organizations
  • Prepare and present slide decks to senior management and subject matter experts alike on ongoing activities, projects, findings etc.
  • Keep abreast with Microsoft’s Office 365 roadmap and its potential impact to Corning’s collaboration strategy.


Travel Requirements: Limited travel and potential international travel.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or IT
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Microsoft Training and/or Certifications with Office 365 / SharePoint desired
  • DevOps training and/or certifications desired


Required Years and Area of Experience: 8+ years of relevant industry experience with at least 3 years of experience in SharePoint Farm Administration/Configuration, and 3 years of DevOps experience.  


Required Skills:

  • Must have prior experience in administering, developing and maintaining SharePoint 2013 and 2016 portal sites
  • Experience investigating and resolving SharePoint performance issues, such as front-end web server performance, indexing performance, and working with the Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting techniques for SharePoint configuration and web part issues.
  • Knowledge and experience working with and establishing workflows within the SharePoint environment
  • Experience with Central administration, Site layout structure, content, maintenance of sites and sub-sites
  • Must possess knowledge of business workflows and have an in depth understanding of the capabilities of SharePoint, Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Designer / Visual Studio.
  • Experience in installing, configuring, maintaining, upgrading and management the enterprise SharePoint server(s)/virtual machines and performing server maintenance (patching, hot fixes, etc.)
  • Solid understanding and experience in DevOps methodologies, CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Maven, GitLab etc.), automated testing, unit testing, etc.
  • Experience working with Agile Scrum framework/methodologies
  • Experience with scripting languages (ex: Python) to automate routine operational tasks
  • Familiarity with and industry experience in at least one of GitLab, Jira, Azure DevOps
  • Experience with containerization platforms (e.g. Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)
  • Experience with M365 features like Power Platform (Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent), SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Azure Services, Teams, Yammer, etc.
  • Must be a team player, resolve issues and working through complex concepts in consultation with other team members
  • Effective listening to develop detailed understanding of customer needs
  • Able to communicate to different audiences, including IT, engineering, laboratory and scientific organizations.


Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with using PowerShell, ASP.NET, JavaScript, Visual Studio, Cascading Style Sheets, HMTL and other Microsoft-based technologies.
  • Familiarity with working on relational databases, columnar databases and data warehouse platforms such as MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
  • Familiar with cloud platforms like AWS and Azure
  • Experience using Data visualization, Reporting and BI platforms Tableau, SIS, Excel, etc.
  • Flexible with respect to travel to international sites


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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