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Posted: 06/19/2017
Company name: Sunpower
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Job Title: Biz Systems Analyst
Term: Entry +
Degree: Graduate
Major: Multiple-eng/sci
Industry: Solar
Location TX
Description We are seeking a self-motivated experienced analyst with strong database and analysis skills to join our Reliability Research & Development team within the Quality & Reliability organization at SunPower. As an individual contributor one of your first assignments will be to pioneer development of essential infrastructure and analysis tools for closed-loop learning and forensics from our new micro-inverter product, which has the potential to serve as a multifunction Internet-of-Things field sensor on hundreds of thousands of solar panels each year. The role will also develop matching, scrubbing and normalization schemes to extract and maximize the utility of data from Sales/CRM, Operations, Finance and Quality (Oracle, Salesforce, Maximo and other custom databases built on Oracle and SQL-Server, both local and cloud-hosted) to enable fault-prediction, model validation, and estimation of financial risk. This cross-cutting integration of data sources requires someone able to recognize organizational needs, and a creative problem solver who can translate those needs into information systems that accelerate the business. The role is an individual contributor role with many opportunities for demonstrating leadership by working with IT infrastructure teams and business groups. 

Meet with business users and translate business needs into technical strategies for, and implementation of efficient BI systems. 
Develop essential architecture for database ETL, data scrubbing and normalization algorithms, as well as reporting. 
Develop creative algorithms for fault detection and root-cause identification from time-series data, and condense results into meaningful and clear reporting views that drive business decision-making. 
Develop project plans and estimate time and resources needed for implementation. Lead project teams across business units. 

BS + 8 yrs experience or MS + 4 yrs experience in business data analytics. 
Degree in mathematics, computer science or engineering, or commensurate experience and track record. 
Strong understanding of database theory, plus strong practical knowledge of modern Business Intelligence tools and report automation. 
Basic statistical analysis knowledge, such as hypothesis testing and correlation 
Ability to write complex time-series analysis and data scrubbing algorithms involving complex logic, in a clear and well-documented manner. 
Preference for advanced signal analysis knowledge (e.g. transform methods) 
Preference for strong statistical analysis skills (e.g. multivariable correlation) 
Creative self-starter and self-teacher, able to learn and develop innovative solutions to real-world data quality challenges. 
Familiar with data acquisition systems and data analysis. 
Self-motivated, with ability to work both independently and with multiple teams. 
Strong communication skills – both written and verbal. 
Strong customer-focused attitude. 
Experience in PV industry is desirable. 

Willing to work flexible hours in order to accommodate collaboration with Asia factories as needed.

Up to 10% international travel to visit company factories and interact with developer teams there. 
This position is stationed in Austin, Texas; negotiable location in Richmond, California 

Job Family Description:
Demonstrates advanced and/or broad functional expertise. 
Applies expertise to influence function-related company decisions and strategies. 

Complexity: · Works on significant issues where data and situational analyses require an assessment of intangible factors. 
Provides highly creative and innovative solutions. 
Researches issues and solutions to problems of an extraordinary or particularly complex nature. 

Teamwork, Collaboration and Influence:
Mediates and resolves intra-team and inter-discipline work-related conflict, delivering difficult messages diplomatically. 
Proactively coaches and mentors others. 
Openly shares successes and promotes teamwork and collaboration. 
Collaborates broadly and effectively across the organization as well as externally. 

Key contributor to the development and delivery of significant and impactful functional initiatives. 
May determine appropriate delivery mechanisms, content requirements, timing and schedules. 

Creative Thinking and Innovation:
Applies creative thinking and leadership in terms of situational and data analysis, documentation, reporting and business impact. 
Recommends new approaches to improve overall service delivery. 

Impact and Results Focus:
Demonstrated ability to produce positive results, meeting or exceeding customer expectations and business objectives. 
Makes comprehensive recommendations impacting content, development, delivery and timing. 

Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of related experience 
Advanced Degree is desirable 
OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience 

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