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Senior Electrical Eng III

Req ID:  90706

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 2,000 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. 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:


Summary of Role

SunPower is seeking a hands-on Electrical Engineer to fill a key role on our Utility and Commercial Product Engineering team.  This position requires expertise in designing electronics for deployment in diverse outdoor environments.  The ideal candidate would be well versed with various manufacturing and regulatory standards as well as familiar with PCBA design, manufacturing, and the second sourcing of critical components.


Minimum Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Min 5 years experience (or equivalent) in the design and manufacturing of commercial PCBAs

  • Experience with functional testing of electro-mechanical assemblies including DC power supplies and stepper motor drivers

  • Working knowledge of relevant codes and standards, including NEC, UL, IEC,IPC and FCC


Minimum Skills and Qualifications

  • Basic competency in ECAD (i.e. ability to read and create electrical schematics and layouts)

  • Understanding of various wired and wireless communication topologies including CAN bus and mesh networks

  • Ability to second source components and/or identify suitable replacement parts for obsolete components.

  • Experience leading root cause investigations and developing corrective actions

  • Ability to manage third-party CMs, consultants, and repair shops. 

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with cross-functional groups of all levels and competencies

  • Good organizational skills including basic program management and evaluating new suppliers

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Fluency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio

  • Willingness to travel as required


Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with Altium

  • Experience developing and deploying embedded Linux systems

  • Basic understanding of utility-scale grid-tied PV systems

  • Familiarity with single-axis solar trackers and associated controls


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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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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