Summer Intern, Data 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:


As a data engineering intern within the SunPower R&D team, you will have opportunities to learn and develop your skills in data mining and analysis for next generation solar cell technologies. You will learn improving a database and statistical analysis and visualization of the data. You will also work with engineers and scientists and assist them in accessing the database and performing data analysis.
Details you will learn in this work:
  • You will learn statistical analysis and tool (e.g. JMP).
  • You will learn SQL and constructing, managing and improving databases (e.g., MySQL, SQLite).
  • You will apply your programming skills to develop data mining and analysis tools (e.g., Python, shell)
  • Level of Junior or above and in good standing at a four-year university enrolled as a full time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Engineering.
Intern Program Overview
  • 10-12 week summer program
  • Interns will individually work under the direction of their managers.
  • All interns will complete the program by the last day of August 2018.  At the completion of the program, the intern will be evaluated and considered for possible future full time employment upon graduation.
  • Hourly-based, paid internship, approximately 40 hours per week.
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 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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