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Senior Staff Cell Technology Device Engineer

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:

Senior Staff Device Engineer

Are you ready to change the future? You have the opportunity to join the company that helped establish solar markets around the world and continues to innovate in the renewable energy space. SunPower has facilities in the US, Europe and Asia, and we are seeking talented people to join us in building a clean energy future.

Widely recognized as the world’s standard for solar, SunPower produces the world’s highest efficiency solar products. Our quality and reliability standards far exceed those of any other company in the industry.

SunPower and Total, the global energy producer and provider, have announced a transformational investment by Total in SunPower. The companies have signed a set of strategic agreements to accelerate SunPower’s growth in the increasingly competitive solar sector. Total’s investment is based on SunPower’s leading position in designing, manufacturing and delivering the world’s highest efficiency, highest reliability solar systems with guaranteed performance. These agreements will accelerate SunPower’s growth and further improve its financial strength.

SunPower is committed to the success of our company, our employees and the communities around the world that need us most. We support our employees’ commitment to their communities through a culture of volunteerism, and through The SunPower Foundation, which makes grants to green initiatives throughout the world. As a company, we operate with the highest sustainability standards.

In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.


The Senior Staff Device Engineer develops/deploys new and existing solar cell architectures from conceptualization up to full production following SunPower’s robust business development process. These solar cell architectures are critical in keeping SunPower’s leading competitive edge in the global PV market. This position collaborates with the world’s leading PV R&D organization and advance laboratory facilities (in US and elsewhere) to create the world’s highest efficiency solar cell at competitive cost.

Senior Staff Device Engineer directly reports to Cell Technology Deployment (RDD) Manager at the local site.


-Innovates and directly creates new solar cell architecture, processes and/or device structure leading to cutting-edge PV products

-Develops and executes cell technology development roadmaps and projects to improve solar cell performance, yield and reliability.

-Effectively works with SunPower business processes as required, meeting project objectives and timelines

-Analyzes cell performance data; studies the micro-structure of solar cells; identifies areas for improvement of cell efficiency, yield and reliability

-Provides technical leadership and mentorship to more junior staff

-Complies at all times with the Environment, Health and Safety and Manufacturing Quality standards, rules and regulations.


Minimum requirements

Educational Background:


-Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering (as a minimum)

-Preferred: PhD or Masters degree



-Minimum 6-year experience with Bachelrs’ Degree, minimum 4-year experience with Master’s Degree, minimum 2-year experience with Ph.D.

-Experience in designing and develping semiconductor devices

Skills/ competencies:


-Ability to creatively tackle challenging projects; self driven

-Knwledge of semiconductor device physics, device characterizatin and materials analysis techniques

-Knwledge of various wafer fab processes like thin film, thermal diffusion, silicon etching and cleaning, etc.

-Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to details

-Excellent cmmunication and presentation skills

-Detail-oriented and highly motivated to learn new things

-Experience in data analysis, usage of statistical methods and design of experiment in R&D or manufacturing environment

Nice-To-Have requirements (an advantage)



-Knwledge of solar cell physics and technlogies (a strong plus)

-Familiarity with manufacturing failure analysis and reliability testing methods


Job Grade:


-P.A. 44

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is SunPower’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. SunPower disapproves of, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws.
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