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Director, Grid Services Analytics at Sunpower

Director, Grid Services Analytics

Sunpower San Francisco, CA Full-Time

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.

What is the Role:

You will be a key member of the Grid Services team, working closely with the program management, business development, digital and engineering teams to develop, support and operationalize Grid Services. You will lead analytics and data science efforts that support product development, fleet operations and design decisions to manage a large fleet of distributed solar and storage systems and enable home energy savings, demand response, and other grid services.

Good candidates will be able to think abstractly, visualize data in convincing ways, and leverage their skills with an eye toward early automation and scale of processes and tasks. The right individual will be nimble and responsive to our evolving and exciting environment. You will have the opportunity to shape a core function within the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Expand the advanced analytics capabilities of our team to model the impact of overlapping incentives on battery control strategy and customer energy bill savings.

  • Design, monitor, evaluate, and iterate on our data platforms, requirements and pipelines with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and product managers

  • Communicate the results of analyses with stakeholders across the organization to promote data-driven decision making

  • Work cross-functionally with program, pricing, policy, operations, product management and business development teams to prototype and then iterate on product and process improvements and inform business decisions and policy strategy

  • Stay up to date on the competitive landscape and changes in our industry, ask critical questions and develop a point of view. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in engineering, science, or mathematics

  • Experience with at least one of the following: renewable energy, energy storage, electric power systems, building efficiency, energy policy, real-time energy operations or electricity markets

  • Strong analytical capabilities, problem-solving mindset and analytical programming experience

  • Strong experience with Python, Git, AWS, or other data platforms & coding languages

  • Strong technical communication skills and ability to understand complex systems

  • Self-motivated team player that learns quickly and is able to collaborate cross-functionally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with energy markets and/or virtual power plant operations

  • Experience creating visualizations for executives, business development, and end-product users and production code

  • Experience with API data collection, and building cloud-based pipelines for data processing

  • Expertise in time series forecasting and optimization

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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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: [ Email address blocked ] . 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.

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

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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