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Principal Staff RD&D MLPE and Storage Product Engineer (BTP)

Date: Apr 23, 2022

Location: 1 Kaki Bukit View, Techview, SG, 415941

Company: Maxeon


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 every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally.


We push the boundaries, taking solar technology higher, faster, and farther than before.

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. 






Maxeon is seeking a world-class Principal RD&D MLPE and Storage Product Engineer based in Singapore. It is expected that most of this work will be carried out at a new state-of-the-art Maxeon RD&D Laboratory to be created in Singapore. Job responsibilities include research and development of new solar technology that pushes the limit of efficiency at a lower cost, working closely with Maxeon’s renowned US-based R&D team, and supporting existing teams in deploying and optimizing solar technology at Maxeon’s factories. This work is expected to include both cell and module technology development for Maxeon’s advanced product portfolio. The goal of these activities is to support Maxeon’s business objectives, including market expansion, with targeted advanced technology.



  • Work closely with European based product management and beyond the panel development team to develop strategic partnerships and technical guidance on qualifying Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) and Storage vendors
  • Optimize PV module designs for new and emerging market opportunities in MLPE and Storage
  • Participate in technical due diligence on power electronic devices and storage products
  • Design, build and manage an evaluation test center in Singapore, collaborate with third-party labs, and be able to provide technical evaluations of vendor qualification programs and results
  • Deliver significant innovation that enhances Maxeon’s performance advantage, while reducing manufacturing costs and capital cost
  • Develop company technology and product goals, plan technology projects and deliver these goals using the Maxeon business processes
  • Proven success evaluating new products/features in high-growth environments
  • Work closely with Maxeon organizations outside of the Singapore location including module manufacturing sites in Mexico and Malaysia
  • Ensure that your 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
  • Participate in expert committee relative to MLPE and Storage products
  • Benchmark existence & future technology
  • Complies at all times with the Environment, Health and Safety, and Manufacturing Quality standards, rules, and regulations
  • Performs other duties may be assigned 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 8 years of relevant R&D experience or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of power electronics, storage, relevant standards, regulations (EMEA, Japan, Australia, and other APAC markets), and industry best practices
  • PV technology R&D breadth encompassing module technology at an advanced level
  • Extensive experience with highly accelerated life tests such as damp heat, thermal cycling, vibration/shock, UV exposure, and lifetime modeling
  • Proven track record of significantly advanced innovation in renewable energy in high volume
  • Demonstrate strong technical knowledge and the ability to solve cross-disciplinary problems
  • Able to work in a 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
  • Willing to travel in Asia, Europe, and the US up to 15% of the time to visit vendors and installations
  • Good understanding of people and project management principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Electrical and thermal FEA experience
  • Firmware programming experience and ability to analyze code
  • Good programing and modeling experience (e.g. Excel, Python, C++, JMP, R, etc), testing platform (LabVIEW)
  • Proven record of working very effectively with multiple organizations both within a company and outside the company
  • Familiarity with solar cell factory production and solar panel manufacturing [BG1] 
  • Substantial knowledge of PV cell and module reliability, including modeling and testing
  • Suggests alternative solutions to complex issues
  • Knowledge of laboratory and equipment safety standards



  • Tools of Trade (Upon approval of Hiring Managers): Desktop or Laptop, Cisco Phone, and Wireless Headset, various Software Applications




Equal Employment Opportunity

The 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 national, 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.

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