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5G Radio Access Network Design Engineer - Hardware

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Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Lead systems design and integration efforts for 5G network solutions including RF, optical, hardware, and software elements. The role entails system design, hardware integration, test development, high speed digital development, data analysis, stakeholder reviews, and collaboration with scientists, engineers, and technicians from research and product development teams in a laboratory environment.


Day to Day Responsibilities: Integrate, design, develop, and enhance various emerging technologies including digital hardware, wireless hardware, optical hardware, and embedded software for proof of concepts and prototype systems demonstrating next generation 5G wireless network solutions and architectures Implement test equipment and develop measurements capabilities to characterize network system performance and interoperability in a laboratory test environment for 5G requirements Perform assessments of new technologies, software solutions, and architectures relating to 4G LTE, LTE-A, and 5G requirements supported with laboratory testing, data analytics, and documented results.


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Travel is expected to be ≤ 10%. This would be a combination of domestic and international travel.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours per week. Flex-time is acceptable with core working hours from 9 AM to 4 PM.


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration) 0 to 5 years of experience with Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Wireless Technology, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

• Hands on setup and operation of wireless network lab equipment such as signal generators, network analyzers, power meters, and data servers

• Deep understanding of wireless communications systems and digital signal processing

• Knowledgeable of RAN architectures, equipment, and communication network IP protocols

• Broad understanding of the LTE wireless system, 5G standards, 3GPP NR PHY/MAC design

• Troubleshooting and debug resolution of integrated equipment, hardware, and software elements

• Proficient with MS Office programs (Word, PowerPoint) and data analysis (Excel)


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

• Understanding of optical fiber communication systems and related technologies

• Experience with beamforming, Massive MIMO, and millimeter wave technologies

• Use of MATLAB, LabVIEW or similar software tools

• Embedded C/C++ programming and debug capability

• Familiarity of PHY-MAC layer algorithms and implementation


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

• Adaptable to change with ability to effectively lead projects through levels of uncertainty and ambiguity

• Strong communication, presentation, and project planning skills

• Ability to learn new technologies quickly

• Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities

• Results-oriented with problem-solving and organization skills


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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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