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Product Development Engineer

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Date: Sep 2, 2022

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN, 201807

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57536


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.

Day to Day Responsibility  

  • Participate in project teams, or lead a project, developing new optical cable assembly products and processes
  • Delivery of the new or improved products or the result of assigned tasks on schedule.
  • Release the products to meet the cost and performance requirement.
  • Analyze the requirement and specifications of the product to determine the design specifications of the product.
  • Employ the right materials of the product to meet the needs of product cost and performance or improve the product cost and performance.
  • Fully understand the relationship between the materials and product cost & performance, and deep investigation of the impact of different materials on the product cost and performance.
  • Select the appropriate test method and test plan to verify the performance of the product.
  • Understand the globe and local standards in the optical cable assembly industry.
  • Problem troubleshooting and locate the root cause, work out a solution to solve the problem.
  • Discuss the technical requirements with the raw materials vendors.
  • Coordination of 3rd party lab resource if necessary.
  • Weekly project or task progress report.


Education & Experience  

  • BS in Polymer Materials Engineering or equivalent degree
  • 4-10 years’ professional experience with cable and cable materials or equivalent product development
  • Master’s degree is desirable


Required Competency (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities)

  • Positive attitude
  • Initiative and eager to learn
  • Product, process design and development experience
  • Capable of materials analysis and selection for the required product cost and performance
  • Knowledges about optical fibers connectivity are plus
  • Good complex problem-solving skills
  • Good facilitation and collaboration skills
  • A bias towards action: Personal initiative, results-driven and details-oriented
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Good verbal and written in English