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DevOps Engineer

Date: Jul 30, 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:

DESCRIPTION: The Digital team is seeking an experienced DevOps Engineer who will be responsible for end-to-end optimization of the develop-test-deploy cycle for several cloud-based custom-built platforms.

This role wears many hats and the right candidate will be able to move fluidly between a variety of tasks including building and managing our CICD automation, managing release activities from end to end, developing test and control plans, managing to outcome and efficiency targets.


The selected candidate will be a DevOps engineer effort for several SunPower platforms within a talented team comprised of other DevOps engineers who are passionate about development efficiency, environment uptime, tool/automation reliability, and the overall performance of our applications and infrastructure. This team supports development operations for our large and growing portfolio of platforms. The candidate will own architecture design, infrastructure capacity optimization, application performance optimization, environment monitoring, and automated deployment of code for custom platforms. This is a critical role that requires a high degree of technical mastery to ensure the quality of our customer experience. This role requires collaboration with multiple internal development teams, external vendor/service providers, and IT/Digital leadership.

The Digital team is developing industry-leading solutions for partners and customers, alike. This is a highly technical, hands-on role which requires the candidate to be a great team member as well as an individual contributor. This team is committed to delivering processes and tools that provide the highest systems uptime and operations transparency.

The selected candidate will report to the Senior Manager, DevOps, who reports to the Senior Director of Digital Operations.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Deploy, automate, maintain and manage AWS or GCP cloud-based production system
  • Ensure the availability, performance, scalability, and security of productions systems
  • Ensure critical system security through the use of best in class cloud security solutions
  • Develop, enhance, and deploy monitoring solutions and assist in evaluating infrastructure improvements for long term growth and cost-efficiency
  • Design, build, and maintain the CI/CD infrastructure
  • Support build, release, and manage the configuration of production systems
  • Be a primary contact to troubleshoot and resolve production and system-related issues
  • Drive root cause analysis (RCA) and risk management processes
  • Drive ongoing improvements and efficiencies in operational practices, tools, and processes
  • Support 10+ developers in various platforms and programming languages
  • Coordinate the readiness of all scrum teams for successful product release



  • Deep experience with one or more public clouds (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience using automation for building deployment scripts, setting up subnets, VPCs, DBs, and deploying Docker containers
  • Experience installing and configuring Kubernetes (KOPS, GKE, or EKS) preferred
  • Terraform and cloud formation infrastructure-as-code experience to build infrastructure, platforms, and environments as code
  • At least 5 years of expertise with various AWS technologies (e.g. EC2, S3, RDS, ELB, IAM, CloudWatch) to develop and maintain an Amazon AWS based cloud solution, with an emphasis on best practice cloud security. (Or equivalent GCP experience)
  • CI/CD methodologies, workflows, configuration management, and tools such as Jenkins groovy pipelines , Puppet, GitLab, Spinnaker, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with IAC tools like Ansible, chef, puppet
  • Familiarity with log monitoring tools such as Splunk, Elk, Prometheus, Grafana, etc..
  • Strong scripting experience (such as Python) skills
  • Understanding of network topologies and common network protocols and services (DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, FTP, SMTP)
  • Working Knowledge of Rest API
  • Excellent cross-functional collaborative skills working with multiple development teams and ability to build relationships
  • Ability to influence development teams in adopting cloud technologies, processes, and best practices
  • Extensive experience working within a scaled agile scrum/process


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.

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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.

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