Optical Coating Development Manager

Corning Fairport, NY
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): Manager for optical coatings, thin films and surfaces technology development group. Define technology direction on projects to deliver advantaged optical thin film coating and surface solutions for a variety of applications that include complex optical assemblies and wafer level optics solutions. Participates in technology strategy definition and roadmap execution. Manage and leverage the resources of multi-site, and in some cases global, technical teams to meet business and project objectives. Work with customers and commercial organizations to understand and translate customer needs into internal requirements and roadmaps.

Day to Day Responsibilities: Cascade business and program goals into technology objectives. Manage and prioritize activities for the optical thin film coating and surfaces project portfolio. Provide technical and project direction to team members as needed. Actively participate as a player/coach on key projects. Define, execute, and communicate results from experiments and tests. Project leadership and/or technical leadership role.

Travel Requirements (please note if international): 5-20% domestic travel with occasional international travel. Regular travel (at least monthly) between Corning, NY and Fairport, NY is required.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: : 40 hours/ week

Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration) MS or PhD in Material Science & Engineering, Optics, Physics, or Chemistry, and at least 10 years of experience in optical thin film coating design and deposition.

Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

* Deep knowledge of optical coatings, thin films, and surface science

* Expertise in design of optical coatings, i.e. ARs, PRs, HRs, etc.

* Expertise in optical thin film deposition technologies, i.e. PVD, CVD, etc.

* Thrives in environments with diverse applications and technologies

* Can lead a solid line and matrixed technology group

* Builds teams and leverages corporate resources

* Manages scope and budget

* Focused, rigorous application of scientific method

* Comfortable with risk and early stage Research and Development

* Must be comfortable in a strong technology player/coach role

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

* Experience with leading global teams

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

* Strong, effective communication skills

* Organized, planner and able to prioritize

* Drives for collaborative technology delivery

* Strong driver for people development

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.

Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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