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Senior Research Engineer - Electrical

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Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94085

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59762


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. 


Scope of Position: 

We are seeking an electrical design engineer with analog, RF and mixed signal experience to help turn novel materials and components into innovative components and systems. As part of the global research division, we work in interdisciplinary teams and our work supports multiple disciplines including optical communications, optical and electronic sensors and biomedical sensors. This position, Senior Research Engineer - Electrical, is in the Applied Physics group of Corning’s Science and Technology Division and located in Sunnyvale, CA. The Applied Physics team works with customers to understand the requirements of emerging applications and then designs, builds and tests novel differentiated solutions that leverage Corning technology.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with scientists and engineers to convert research project goals into electrical requirements.
  • Identify different architectures or design concepts that can meet challenging system requirements; use technical literature, modeling tools, and laboratory measurements to identify the best fit.
  • Design, implement, and test high performance circuits to build working prototypes. Examples of representative circuits include synchronous receivers, RF filters, preamplifiers and low power motor drivers
  • Document design and test results and when appropriate file invention discloses.


Required Education and Experience:

  • MS or BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience.


Required Skills:

  • Experience using circuit simulation, schematic capture and PCB layout tools
  • Experience troubleshooting of board level circuit designs
  • Knowledge of electronic sensing techniques and low noise design
  • Knowledge of programming/scripting tools such as Python, Matlab, Ruby, PERL, C/C++
  • Ability to work collaboratively in multifunctional teams spread over multiple locations
  • Ability to learn new applications quickly and deeply
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with programmable logic desired


Travel Requirements:

  • < 20%, domestic and some international travel require (when pandemic conditions permit)


This position supports 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.


The range for this position is $101,478 - $139,533. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto