Director, Commercial Counsel, US Distributed Generation

Date: Apr 6, 2024

Location: San Jose, CA, US, 95134

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?  



Maxeon is seeking a dynamic Director, Commercial Counsel to join Maxeon’s Legal Department. This role will lead the development of our distributed generation business in the US and will provide support to other jurisdictions and on strategic transactions on an as-needs basis. This is a truly unique opportunity to be regional counsel at a high-profile NASDAQ-listed solar company involved in some of the most significant renewables projects in the world. This role will interface regularly with Maxeon’s executive leadership team, providing excellent legal advice and counsel on a broad range of critical business initiatives.  The ideal candidate will be based in San Jose, CA, but a remote work opportunity will be considered for outstanding candidates with distributed generation solar experience.



  • Lead Maxeon’s legal team on all matters within our distributed generation & residential business group.
  • Support critical business transactions including the development of our dealer & distributor channels as well as key marketing and financing efforts.
  • Apply practical experience to help shape business and legal terms, deal structures and transaction processes for Maxeon in the region.
  • Manage disputes and outside counsel initiatives arising out of the distributed generation business.
  • Advise Maxeon’s executive team on key renewables and solar policy matters in the region.
  • Collaborate with the supply chain organization and with our technology team to ensure seamless execution of customer contracts.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Maxeon counsels around the globe to ensure agreements are consistent with internal policies, practices and processes.
  • Develop, maintain and continuously refine forms, playbooks, trainings, policies, processes, procedures, and other tools important to the efficient and effective support for the business.



  • Qualified to practice law in the US.
  • Education from top tier universities with exceptional academic credentials.
  • At least 5 years of experience at a top law firm in commercial transactions, or at least 3 years at a top law firm with 2 or more years in-house with a renewable energy company.
  • Experience in solar distributed generation a strong plus.
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to engage effectively with all levels of employees and management, balancing multiple client demands.
  • Have excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience building successful relationships and trusts across a diverse range of cultures, both internally and externally
  • Be detail-oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through skills, with a passion for results
  • Be highly analytical and have exceptional business and legal issue identification and problem-solving skills
  • Have impeccable professional ethics, integrity and judgment, naturally adhering to Maxeon’s value of Holding Ourselves to a Higher Standard
  • Entrepreneurial, curious, with exceptional strategic and problem-solving skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding, and sometimes unstructured environment
  • Have a strong desire to learn the business and new areas of law across multiple jurisdictions and to function integrally as part of an interdisciplinary team


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:


At Maxeon we value the health and safety of all our team members. We support and encourage our employees to form a healthy and stable environment where they can succeed. Below we have listed the working requirements and environment for this role:

  • In this role one could be spending extended periods of time moving, traversing, remaining stationary all for extended periods of time
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable method
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency
  • The position requires travel with the potential of overnight stays between assigned facilities and various locations within the community. Less than or equal to 25% travel.
  • Day to day work is completed in the office at personal computer M-F, first shift hours
  • Ambient noise level is usually quiet, consisting of normal conversations, business machines, telephones, but occasionally may be above average for portions of the business day


Please note this job description is not considered to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Salary range in San Jose, CA: $215,000 - $280,000



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.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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