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Richmond, California, United States
17 days ago


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:

As a system validation engineer, you will support SunPower's residential solar and energy storage products. You will define test methodologies, design test fixtures, and automate processes for system operation, data gathering, and results reporting. Your work will ensure that our current and future energy storage systems perform as expected to meet customer requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Runs in-depth testing, detects problems, recommends solutions, and determines if feature requirements have been met.
  • Identifies, analyzes, reproduces, and gathers detailed failure information to resolve system defects in conjunction with the development team
  • Develops test plans and executes test procedures for new hardware and firmware features
  • Documents and maintains test cases and test results in the test case management tool
  • Performs tests in the lab with electrical hardware and test equipment including power meters, e-loads, and oscilloscopes
  • Develops and executes automated test suites to monitor for failures and periodically reviews to assess test coverage
  • Designs and implements AC (240V split phase, 480V, 3ᵠ) and DC power circuits using correct safety techniques

Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering or similar field
  • 4+ years of experience in hardware or system validation
  • Proven experience with test plan development, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • Ability to automate testing using Python, C/C++, LabVIEW, or similar programming languages
  • Knowledge of power electronics, battery storage systems, solar generation systems, or equivalent system testing.
  • Proficient in hardware communication protocols such as CAN, RS-485, and/or TCP/IP
  • Experience with TestRail or similar test management tool
  • Familiar with Jira or similar issue and bug tracking system

Essential Qualifications:
  • Understanding of the product life cycle and testing of products from inception to end of life
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • Comfortable working on a fast-paced, global team
  • Detail-oriented and organized

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Adept at PCBA design validation
  • Experience with Git workflow
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Expertise in troubleshooting networking, wireless connectivity, and/or power line communications issues

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
  • Ability to work in a lab with electrical hardware and test equipment
  • Must be local
  • No travel required

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 applicantsand 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

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63809025
  • Location:
    Richmond, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: SunPower
  • Position Title: Energy Storage System Validation Engineer
  • Job Function: Engineer
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