Development Engineer


At Sun Tribe Solar, we are building a team of the brightest and most passionate individuals and giving them an environment to freely think, create, grow and thrive, resulting in innovative and forward-thinking approaches to solar.As a Development Engineer at Sun Tribe, you will be responsible for preliminary technical system designs used in proposals for commercial and industrial projects.

The Development Engineer works closely with the development and engineering teams and reports directly to the Vice President of Engineering.


  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the Company’s technical design standards and methodologies
  • Demonstrate technical ownership of responsible projects in development
  • Perform project feasibility studies
  • Identify technical constraints associated with proposals
  • Effectively represent company while performing technical site visits
  • Create accurate and timely system performance models in PVsyst and Helioscope
  • Evaluate and select equipment to optimize system economics, functionality, reliability, and safety
  • Create preliminary drawings including site plans and system one lines in AutoCAD
  • Compile engineering submittals for proposals
  • Continually seek new equipment and design methodologies for PV systems


  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics or equivalent experience
  • 0-2 years of demonstrated experience in Solar PV system design
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Sketchup, or CAD/CAM programs
  • Familiarity with the National Electric Code as it pertains to solar PV system design
  • Strong computer skills
  • General understanding of physical, electrical, and structural construction plans
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Honest, reliable, self-aware and conscientious
  • Strong Planning, organization and prioritization skills
  • Experience in PV system performance modeling in PVsyst or Helioscope
  • Currently holds or is in the process of obtaining NABCEP Certification


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to [email protected] with the subject line “Development Engineer”

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Sun Tribe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

Sun Tribe Solar is a drug-free workplace