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Product Management Lead, Value Acceleration

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Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58017


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. 

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.



The Product Management Lead is a key member of our digital team, working closely with the product owner, developers, data scientists, analysts and domain experts to deploy custom software applications built with our digital application platforms. Your work is crucial to our global digital transformation efforts because it helps deliver actionable insight, leverage agile methodologies to create value more effectively. The successful candidate will be responsible to lead various POV implementations leveraging agile practices and the value delivery teams, leveraging advanced analytics, toolchain and application development platforms to incorporate enterprise data and workflow information, interact with other enterprise systems and present this information to users that need it. Agile software development knowledge is crucial to this role, including working as part of a multi-functional agile development team, contributing to UX design, some hands on frontend & backend development, some data architecture, knowledge of SQL and data engineering, API use, distributed version control with Git, automated testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment.



As a Digital Value Acceleration Lead, your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead a team of Product Managers within Value Acceleration including HR responsibilities, performance plans, objective setting and regular 1 on 1s
  • Recognize team members for successful implementation or efforts that have been successfully completed regularly
  • Coaching and enabling team to do their best work
  • Participating and/or owning the hiring process for additional members of the data engineering team as necessary
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of product life cycle management
  • Facilitate rapid development and implementation of new products and enhancements
  • Manage the strategic product roadmap, product development, product launch, and product marketing
  • Establish overall direction and strategic initiatives
  • Provide direction for the technical app development teams working on these custom applications and platform integrations
  • Participate in architecture and software development activities
  • Translate loosely defined requirements into solutions
  • Facilitate debug of product issues across services, at all component levels
  • Use our agile toolchain service offering for your day-to-day activities and work to continually improve it
  • Manage budgets and resource planning for MVPs and product work


Education, Experience, and Licensing:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study
  • A minimum of 10 years working as a development team leader with a team of at least 5 developers
  • A minimum of 7 years of hands-on production experience with agile software development in a variety of languages, such as Python, .NET/C#, Go, Java, JavaScript/Node.JS
  • A minimum of 5 years working with data and architecture of data systems


Technical Qualifications:

A minimum of 10 years hands-on experience in each of the following areas:

  • Application software design patterns and software architecture
  • Data architecture design patterns
  • Expert level proficiency with agile software development tools including Git (preferably Gitlab), Jira, CI/CD and technical documentation tools
  • Expert level proficiency with agile work practices in settings involving multiple development teams, cross-functional team members and both local and remote participants with diverse backgrounds and experience


Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a passion for working as a champion on behalf of a business to deliver a POV and products that provide tangible value to the business
  • Demonstrated ability to present products, train and champion digital to a large organization
  • Demonstrated curiosity and an ability to learn new skills on an ongoing, sustained basis
  • Demonstrated systems perspective when analyzing problems, thinking about overall operation, failure modes and how to address these problems proactively
  • A strong sense for the importance of documentation, and the importance of not having to learn things twice
  • Ability lead an agile product team environment and balance a diverse set of stakeholder requests
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to break down complex technical systems to help business partners understand the value
  • Strong technical collaboration and communication skills as well as the ability to drive cultural change and adoption of best practices through community participation
  • Ability to collaborate with other teams across the company, defining technology roadmaps, sharing experiences and lessons learned for continual improvement
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Process-oriented with great documentation skills


What sets us apart?

Corning’s unwavered commitment to Diversity. Diversity is integral to Corning’s belief in the fundamental dignity of the individual – one of Corning’s seven Values. We are committed to providing an environment where all employees can thrive. This begins with an understanding that our global workforce consists of a rich mixture of diverse people. This diversity will continue to be a source of our strength as well as a competitive advantage. If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; and if you are up to the challenge of working for a world-class organization that makes real, profitable advanced materials, then visit Corning’s website at


This position does not 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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