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Principal Solutions Architect

Req ID:  104327

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
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 change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best solar technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency, and performance. SunPower offers the only solar + storage solution designed and warranted by one company that gives customers control over electricity consumption. Through design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring, SunPower provides its world-class solar solutions to residential and commercial customers across the U.S.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate, and driven team of more than 2,500 in North America and the Philippines. 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. SunPower welcomes the forward thinkers, the future savers of the world, the freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy.

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a deep understanding of cloud use cases, architectures, workflows and ecosystems. The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is critical to a Solutions Architect. As a trusted customer advocate, you will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mindshare and broad use for SunPower customers. You will also need to be adept at interacting, communicating and partnering with leadership within SunPower, our partners, and our customers.


· Work backwards from customer business objectives and organizational future state
· Accelerate transformational change through the AWS platform and from our field teams
· Guide a cross-functional team in architecting large scale proposals to help customers identify and realize business value outcomes
· Conduct customer briefings, present at customer and marketing events, and other AWS thought-leadership events
· Collaborate with industry and technical teams to expedite customer and partner requirements.
· Provide feedback to improve solution assets, services, processes, and tools
· Document and present insights and recommendations to customer executive
· Present business reviews to the senior management team regarding progress and metrics

Successful candidates will possess:
· Deep technical skill in computer science, software architecture and cloud computing
· A thorough understanding of cloud-native architectures, containers, container orchestration, K8s, microservices and service-oriented architecture design patterns, DevOps culture and practices, and operational best practices in the cloud
· Customer-facing skills ideally gained within a partner/consulting/solutions organization and have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about business, product, operational, and technical challenges.
· A passion for writing crisp, detailed narratives that layout vision, strategy, and execution; that articulate business imperatives, justifications, risks and mitigation strategies; and that convey operational plans, objectives, goals, milestones, expected outcomes, key performance indicators and metrics.


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.



Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.




SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

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