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Senior Software Developer

Date: Jan 8, 2020

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

SunPower is looking for a senior software engineer to lead and own the design, development, test and  support of SunPower energy application for solar performance analysis and revenue recognition purposes. Work cross-functionally with other engineering , production management, and business teams to deliver sophisticated software solutions and great user experiences. Tackle tough design and product problems and research technical approaches that address development requirements. Interface with large-scale data from multiple data sources to deliver value to both internal and external users. Create automated testing, including unit tests, integration tests, and systems tests. Rapidly diagnose and mitigate issues with production systems.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or equivalent with 5 years relevant working experience; OR M.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or equivalent with 3 years relevant working experience
  • Proficient in Python, Java, Ruby, C#, or other high-level programming language
  • Excellent knowledge of relational database such as PostgreSQL, MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server
  • Proven experience developing highly available applications in a cloud environment, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud
  • Strong knowledge of source control solutions, such as Git, development workflows, and software best practices
  • Proven understanding of automated testing, deployment, process and tools (such as Docker, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Experience with Agile software development and great written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience in Docker and container orchestrator
  • Proficient in Python web framework (Django, Flask).
  • Python ORMs (SQLAlchemy)
  • Experience in building reliable software using test automation (pytest, mocking, etc.)
  • Proven experience developing applications within an AWS environment
  • Working experience with Solar Performance Analytics is a huge PLUS! 
  • Working experience with NoSQL, big data analysis, and machine learning
  • Scientific Python (SciPy / NumPy / pandas)
  • Working experience with applications based on time series data
  • Working experience with building and maintaining REST APIs
  • Familiarity with frontend technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript


Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

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