Senior Reliability Engineer (BTP)

Date: Nov 12, 2023

Location: China, CN

Company: Maxeon


Powering Positive Change™ 


In a world of constant change, the only way to make a meaningful impact is to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why at Maxeon Solar Technologies we’ve been pushing the boundaries of solar innovation every day for 35 years – from the very edge of outer space to countless rooftops below.  


Our highly advanced solar products are powering the fight against climate change in more than 100 countries around the globe. And our brilliant, passionate, and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally are Powering Positive Change™ every day.  


Are you ready to power positive change? 

Reliability BTP Engineer, Remote or Yixing China


Maxeon Solar Technologies is a global leader in solar innovation. Built from 35 years of boundary-pushing solar innovation, Maxeon designs, manufactures, and sells industry leading SunPower branded solar products. Maxeon is Powering Positive Change TM every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally.


We hold ourselves to a higher standard, striving for the highest integrity, safety, and quality. We thrive together as a global team, embracing our diverse backgrounds to make a positive impact on the world.





  • Work closely with Beyond The Panel R&D team and product management to qualify Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) and Storage vendors
  • Liaising with vendors’ on Maxeon internal test requirements (e.g. extended testing) and reviewing test data
  • Assess, plan, establish and coordinate Maxeon as well as vendors’ reliability test capabilities, capacities, and requirements  
  • Work together with R&D team to plan and design test plans required for MLPE and storage component qualifications
  • Collaborate with third party labs, and be able to provide technical evaluations of vendor qualification programs and results
  • Develop company technology and product goals, plan technology projects and deliver these goals using the Maxeon business processes  
  • FMEA support for new products, technologies, and design changes with R&D and vendors’ collaboration 
  • Provide technical expertise and testing guides to MLPE and Storage vendors 
  • Ensure that project milestones and deliverables are met, delivered on time, and adhere to approved budgets 
  • Provide excellent communication within Maxeon to facilitate tracking and coordinating technology and product development goals and milestones
  • Benchmark existing and future technologies
  • Support and coordinate MLPE and storage certification (e.g. component, safety) through external labs
  • Liaise and communicate with Quality & Reliability team on all test, qual and vendor-related information




Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Educational Background:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics
  • Preferred: PhD or Masters degree
  • Experience:
  • Minimum 6-year experience with Bachelors’ Degree, minimum 4-year experience with Master’s Degree, minimum 2-year experience with Ph.D.
  • Fair knowledge in Inverters, Energy storage and Energy management products
  • Demonstrate strong technical knowledge and the ability to solve cross-disciplinary problems 
  • Able to work in lab environment, design and execute experiments, collect and analyze data, and report experimental results
  • Quick learner, independent, able to work and deliver results with minimum supervision 
  • Strong reliability and R&D background
  • Experience with failure analysis and resolution techniques such as 5-Whys, 8D, and Ishikawa diagrams
  • Substantial knowledge in Energy storage system and components’ reliability, including modeling and testing, certification requirements
  • Proven record of working very effectively with multiple organizations both within a company and outside the company
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with emphasis on flexible thinking and creativity
  • Willing to travel in Asia, US and Europe up to 30% of the time for vendor visits and installations


Preferred requirements 

  • Extensive experience with highly accelerated life tests such as damp heat, thermal cycling, vibration/shock, UV exposure, and lifetime modeling
  • Knowledge of laboratory and equipment safety standards 
  • Knowledge of energy storage and PV components’ landscape and high value add market opportunities 
  • Ability to handle complex and multiple projects simultaneously within the project timeline, including knowledge of best project management principles and tools 
  • Good understanding of people and business management principles
  • Good in Chinese (spoken and written); fair command in English (spoken and written)


Safety Compliance

Your safety is our number one priority at Maxeon. All our employees must complete regular workplace safety training and comply with our mandatory safety standards.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is Maxeon’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. Maxeon 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 national, local, state or federal laws or regulations.

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