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Solution Architect

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Date: Apr 29, 2019

Location: Taipei, Taiwan, TW

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 34541

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.

Location: Taiwan (Taipei, Taichung or Tainan)


SCOPE/PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Information Technology Solution Architect (SA) role produces IT architecture designs to translate user requirements to solutions. The SA role shapes and articulates how solutions fit into the overall strategy. This role is part of a Data and Analytics team responsible for designing data models that will aggregate our disparate data sets, mining data for insights that inform multiple disciplines engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and commercial strategies. Expert business users (SMEs) at all levels of the organization and having varying expertise with data and analytics solutions will be engaged to design and develop valuable solutions. Additionally, this role will help plan and design reporting architectures across our disciplines to help optimize business outcomes while right sizing spend.


Skills and deliverables:

• Evaluates and tests potential IT architecture solutions to ensure they meet user needs and requirements.

• Creates and produces IT architecture designs to translate user requirements to solutions.

• Researches and produces standards document. Researches future industry trends.

• Has an in-depth understanding of many skills and their applications/interactions or has a very in-depth or broad understanding of two or more skill areas.

• Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.

• Develops technical solutions to highly complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

• Work is performed without appreciable direction.

• Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.

• Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective, for desired results.

• Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.

• Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.

• Cross-functional team responsibility on complex components or complex projects.

• Provides guidance or direction to others.

• Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects.

• Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

• Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with both business and technical owners. Excellent presentation skills.

• Experience with Excel, SQL, R, SAS, Python, Hadoop, PowerBI

• Implements technical best practices for data architecture, data transformations, data quality, data cleansing, ETL, ELT and other data movement related activities between structured and unstructured data stores


Travel Requirements:

• Domestic and international travel as needed 30%


Education/Experience Required:

• Bachelors Degree above (Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems)

• Experience designing and developing business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions

• Experience with Data Integration

• Experience managing analysts, architects, and developers who implement business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions

• 7 plus years’ experience in an IT or other technical function

• Knowledge of manufacturing process and manufacturing execution systems is a plus

• Knowledge of SAP systems is a plus