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Sr. Director, Platform Firmware

Company: SunPower
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a passionate and driven team of more than 3,660 full-time employees in North America and the Philippines. SunPower provides world-class solar solutions to residential customers across the U.S. with a commitment to a superior customer experience. We welcome forward thinkers, freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy to join us.Summary of Role:The Sr. Director of Platform firmware engineering leads the team that designs, develops, and maintains SunPower's embedded monitoring and control platform which comprises the operating system (Linux, ZephyrOS), as well as various applications such as device and cloud communication. The scope of the platform Firmware team includes commissioning, IT security, cloud integration and maintenance of a fleet of thousands of devices. Your leadership will have invaluable impact building a world class firmware development team. Your team will enable SunPower's value-added monitoring and control capabilities. You will help SunPower change the way the world is powered.In addition to your leadership skills, we're looking for individuals with a passion for renewable energy and solar in particular. Your enthusiasm for our corporate mission is highly valued.*Also open to Austin, TX candidates Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, mentor, upskill team members. Cultivate positive culture and inclusive work environment. Set SMART team goals in line with organization objectives and provide support to help the team meet its goals.
  • Conduct performance discussions, set individual OKRs, provide constructive feedback.
  • Lead development team using Agile approaches to build a world class engineering team that high quality, industry leading solutions in a timely manner
  • Own and promote best practices in SLDC including test automation, continuous integration/ continuous development environment and business process improvements. Create the environment to allow your team to be productive and write maintainable code.
  • Partner with Architect and other SMEs to specify product and cloud infrastructure requirements, build supporting WBS, drive firmware development tasks in Agile
  • Facilitate requirements gathering and management, building team discipline in design and testing documentation.
  • Partner with cross-functional groups on design and implementation of new product features, resourcing and scheduling.
  • Work with the development team and manufacturers on troubleshooting hardware-firmware issues including those around integration, tools, processes, and testing
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and able to work across multiple disciplines
  • Lead team toward higher technical and operational excellence
  • Evaluate resource needs, manage capacity constraints, help unblock dependencies gating execution
  • Cultivate creativity, speed, innovation, customer focus and a fun work environmentRequired Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline and 10+ years of related experience and 5+ years managing firmware teams
    • Experience working with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies (Agile and Waterfall)
    • Experience in M2M communication protocols (such as Sunspec, MQTT, Modbus, CAN bus, proprietary) and transport layers (such as WIFI, serial, TCP, PLC)
    • Deep understanding of encapsulation and object-oriented design
    • Extensive experience with embedded systems including multi-threaded system concepts including tasks, priorities, deadlock etc
    • Strong background in C++ code for embedded devices (mainly embedded Linux)
    • Experience with Wi-Fi, Cellular and Internetworking
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skillsPreferred Qualifications:
      • Master's degree in computer science or related field
      • Understanding of the product life cycle and testing of products from inception to end of life
      • Comfortable working on a fast-paced, global team
      • Detail oriented and organized
      • Fundamental understanding of power electronics, IOT platforms, and/or power line communications issues
      • Understanding of power conversion technology for solar, energy storage, electric vehicles or UPS.Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
        • Ability to work in a lab with electrical hardware and test equipment
        • Must be local and based in Richmond, CA (preferred) or Austin, TX
        • Some travel required (10%)Pay Range$227,252-$340,877*Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, short and long-term incentives, and a comprehensive and competitive benefits program which includes health insurance coverage, employee wellness, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays, paid time off, and so much more.*Please note the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and in the geographical location noted.Don't meet every single requirement?Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Equal Employment OpportunityThe 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.Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower CorporationSunPower 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.NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEESAvailability of Affirmative Action Plan for ReviewSunPower 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.

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