Statistical Demand Forecasting Intern

Date: May 20, 2024

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Maxeon

Join Our Team at Maxeon: Statistical Demand Forecasting Intern- Where Innovation Meets Sustainability 


Who We Are: Pioneers in Solar Energy at Maxeon, we're not just harnessing the power of the sun, we're leading a global energy revolution. Our mission? To champion solar energy for a sustainable future. 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 39 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.     


We value pushing boundaries, holding ourselves to a higher standard, and thriving together. If you are ready to contribute to our journey of excellence, we invite you to be a part of our dynamic team!  


Learn more about Maxeon 


Are you ready to power positive change?   

Your Mission: As our Statistical Demand Forecasting intern located in San Jose or Los Angeles, working at the leading edge of statistical forecasting, you will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of solar energy across diverse markets, embodying our mission to create a sustainable and energy-efficient world for future generations. As an intern, you will be reporting to the Director of Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) and your work will be pivotal in matching solar panel supply with customer demand. Using a combination of historical data and industry trend forecasts, you will develop, test, and deploy statistical models that forecast demand for products across the solar industry. The position involves working with a dynamic team across the disciplines of planning, sales operations, customer operations, and manufacturing. The forecast models you develop will be used to drive business decisions on when and how many solar panels to produce, and where opportunities exist for further expansion.

Your internship will culminate in the presentation of a report that delivers forecast models specific to segments of the solar market (e.g., technology type, product group, country). These models will generate forecasts with greater measured accuracy than the empirical methods previously used.


Make Your Mark: How You Will Drive Change:

  • Use MS Excel and / or statistical forecast programming languages (e.g., R) to develop forecast models that are specific to segments of the solar market (e.g., technology type, product group, country)
    • Potential forecasting methodologies include exponential smoothing, ARIMA, and dynamic regression. Potential to expand into neural networks or machine learning if they demonstrate greater accuracy
  • Measure the accuracy of these forecasts over one to 12 month forecast horizons based on historical actual data with a focus on greatest accuracy in the 3 – 6 month forecast horizons
  • Identify industry forecast trends that are predictive and can be incorporated into the models to improve forecast accuracy
  • Understand the dynamics of supply and demand within the solar industry and potential impact of price elasticity on demand
  • Write and present a report that details why the specific forecasting methods were selected, summarize how they work, and parameters that can be tuned as more data becomes available to maintain or further improve accuracy


Your Toolkit: Skills That Make a Difference

Essential for your Success:

We understand that everyone has followed unique career paths, gaining valuable knowledge along the way. Don't worry if you don't tick all the boxes – apply anyway! Your experience is more than just a list of technical skills.

  • Masters student in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Economics with a strong quantitative grasp
  • Strong experience working with MS Excel
  • Analytical, self-motivated, and self-directed
  • Passion for learning and critical thinking
  • Interest in renewable energy / solar


It would be Nice if You Have:

  • Experience / knowledge in statistical forecast modelling
  • Experience / knowledge in R programming language
  • Experience / knowledge in machine learning / AI

Life at Maxeon: Beyond the Job 

At Maxeon, we are committed to creating an environment where innovation flourishes, diversity is embraced, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance is prioritized. We understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to support them both professionally and personally. Here’s what you can expect when you join our team: Competitive Salary and Benefits, Career Development Opportunities, Inclusive and Diverse Culture, Work-Life Harmony & Innovative Environment. 

Ready to Make an Impact? Join Us! If you're driven by making a difference and eager to join our mission at Maxeon, we can't wait to meet you. Apply today and join our team to make a brighter future together.  


The US base salary range for this positionis $26-$35/hour.Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on several factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, experience, and location.  

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunities: 

Maxeon is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We actively provide equal employment opportunities, ensuring that every individual, regardless of background, can thrive. Maxeon will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee. Our commitment goes beyond compliance; it’s integral to our values. Join us in creating a workplace where everyone is valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best. 


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

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