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DevOps Engineer

Company: SunPower
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Summary of Role:

The market for solar is experiencing both explosive growth and intense competition. The Digital team is seeking an experienced multi-disciplinary Engineer who will be responsible for Development operations tasks, in support of specific SunPower Digital development teams.

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 technology stack, building automation, managing release activities, developing test and control plans, managing the outcome and efficiency targets.

The ideal candidate will be an engineer who is passionate about development efficiency, environment uptime, tool/automation reliability, and the overall performance of our applications and infrastructure. This engineer will support development operations throughout the week, in a roughly 20x5 schedule. -The Engineer will own sandbox reliability, infrastructure capacity, environment monitoring, and automated deployment of code for all specified 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 Engineer will report to the Director of DevOps within the SunPower Digital team. 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.


Provide solutions using DevOps philosophy to solve automation problems and manage the infrastructure.Build various dashboards to communicate project statuses and various platforms or system health. Ability to make decisions based on stats and metricsDevelop high-level design interaction diagrams, system functionality changes, data model, data flow, high-level interface specificationsContinuously improve our infrastructure to be easy to deploy, scalable, secure and fault-tolerant.Handle capacity planning, tuning systems stability, provisioning, performance and scaling of the application infrastructureEvolve infrastructure, server, deployment strategies and testing to support our goal of 99.9% up-time and increasing frequency of development/deployment cycleSystem design and review of IoT, Web, and AI/ML applications, as neededRelease Management - Lead scrum teams to ensure releases are safe to deploy and auditable for process adherenceAct as the final gatekeeper for all changes going out to customer environmentsWork with the latest monitoring tools and triage network, server and database issuesHelp ensure information security best practices for all our hosting environments

Minimum Requirements:

Masters in Computer Sciences / Information Systems OR Bachelors in Computer Science and an additional 2 years experienceAt least 3+ years experience in a platform or DevOps team in a SaaS environment and supporting mission-critical services.At least 3+ years in cloud computingAt least 2+ years experience in containerization of microservices and container orchestration solutions notably Kubernetes. Experience with Amazon EKS, or Google GKE.Experience in GIT or BitBucket, Jenkins and Python coding, and DataDog for ObservabilityExpertise with Cloud computing toolsets - Terraform, Vault, Cloud Formation, etc.Firm grasp of IP networking, load balancing, DNS

Preferred Requirements:

Effective communication and collaboration skills.Solid interpersonal skills conducive to a team environment.Self-driven & motivated, with a strong work ethic and a passion for problem-solving.

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.

Keywords: SunPower, Richmond , DevOps Engineer, Engineering , Richmond, California

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