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Engineering Manager, Energy Simulation and Optimization

Location Remote Category Technology Job ID R20977
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Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.


Sunrun’s Core Services organization is seeking a Software Engineering Manager to lead our Energy Simulation and Optimization team. Sunrun designs and deploys residential solar-powered energy solutions at a massive scale and the complexities of designing and delivering these solutions to unique homes and properties are extremely challenging.  We’re really good at this, and now we need you to help us get better.

Some questions you’ll help us answer are: How do we create software that can support a wide range of customers, from single-family homeowners to large multi-family dwellings and entire new construction communities? How do we accurately model energy flows from the roof to the battery, the home, the vehicle, and the grid?  How do we optimize power system design for our customers in a way that can keep pace with our rapidly changing industry?  And how do we best apply the data we have from Sunrun’s massive, multi-gigawatt fleet of residential solar installations to improve how residential energy systems are designed and managed?

We support Sunrun in being a transparent and trustworthy partner to our customers by providing industry leading solar design solutions with accurate power predictions. Every solar system at Sunrun goes through our software and every solar contract at Sunrun includes guarantees based on our simulations – we will be betting the company on the success of the software you help develop.

About you:

You’re an end-to-end owner and are adept at guiding your team to create simple systems that solve complex problems.  You love to create software that models the real world and have experience working in 3D rendering, simulation, optimization, or similar computationally-intensive fields.  You understand the value of preserving customer trust and you sweat the details to make sure we deliver on customer expectations. You thrive in the unfamiliar and enjoy the challenge of a difficult problem over the ease of a simple one. You appreciate that most problems are not fundamentally new and seek tried and true solutions where possible, saving your team’s creative energy for where it’s most needed.  You think beyond individual features and consider the system as a whole, especially in terms of how to improve its flexibility for the future. You love to teach as much as you love to learn and you always remember that there’s another human being on the other end of every conversation, discussion, or disagreement.  

Worried about making the change to work in solar power?  Don’t be!  We’re looking for strong, motivated, people-oriented engineering leaders who are excited to deliver products that fight climate change; we’re happy to teach you everything you need to (or want to) know about the renewables industry.


  • Lead a team of back-end software and QA engineers in the development of the software systems that create accurate and reliable residential solar designs

  • Collaborate with product management and your commercial and technical stakeholders to create software products that are not just viable, but lovable.  

  • Define the short and long term strategy for your team, including how your software and people will need to grow and change to meet emerging business needs and industry trends.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience

  • 8+ years of experience in software development, including 3+ years of experience directly managing a team of software engineers

Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed. Candidates in locations outside this local area may have a different  starting salary range for this opportunity which may be higher or lower.  Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

The starting salary/wage for this opportunity is: $180,479 to $232,010.

Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards.  Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. 


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This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role.  It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications. If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone. We are committed to equal employment opportunities without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal convictions, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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About Us

Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN) is the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. We believe in the power of solar energy to make a real difference in our world. Together, we can tackle the challenges ahead, knowing that every step towards clean energy counts. Join us on this journey towards a more sustainable tomorrow.

Perks & Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Vacations/Holidays
  • Paid Baby Bonding Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Anniversary Equity Award (based on qualifications)
  • PowerU - 100% Funded Education Programs

A Commitment to Candidate Experience

At Sunrun our fiercely passionate workforce is our greatest asset and help power our mission to create a planet run by the sun. We strive to have the best in class experience for our candidates. If you had a great experience or you feel there is room for improvement, please reach out to our Director of Talent Acquisition, Kelly Wittman, to share your feedback.

Accommodation for Disabilities

If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at

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