Design, Process and Technology Staff Engineer

Nextracker Inc.

  • Hyderabad, India
Design, Process and Technology Staff Engineer
Job Posted : Feb 12th, 2024

Job Description

  • Drive TrueCapture field measurement and verification (M&V) activities for customers
    • Analyze and compare TrueCapture measured gains to quoted and modeled gains, investigate & resolve differences
    • Support ongoing evolution of analysis methods, data cleaning methods, automation, and processes to scale-up the calculation of TrueCapture measured gains.
    • Analyze customer performance data to accurately determine actual gains realized in the field
    • Actively monitor site performance during field tests to ensure quality data for analysis
  • Engage with customers to describe processes, present results, resolve doubts, and manage schedules, processes, and reporting requirements.
  • Concurrently manage several projects on various schedules for different customers each with unique challenges relating to data, customer satisfaction management, and operations
  • Support active monitoring and analyze solar resource, production, and operations data, enabling customer satisfaction via performance indicators and analysis
    • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques; develop and provide ongoing reports
    • Build summaries and reports for data analytics on tracker system field performance.
    • Diagnose operational issues as appropriate using data analysis in collaboration with Nextracker technical services team
  • Create and manage processes to help scale data analysis/collection, dashboards, and reporting
    • Clean, filter, and manage operational datasets; identify data quality/integrity improvements and ensure they are properly addressed
    • Troubleshoot PV equipment, performance, or operational issues by leveraging data signatures

Qualification And Experience:-

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics, or related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of data science, performance engineering or analytics experience, working with large data sets
  • Minimum 2 years solar domain experience, preferably relating to the performance, design, operations and maintenance, and modeling of utility-scale solar power plants
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with very strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiar with performance engineering tools including PVsyst, PVLIB Python, NREL SAM, and other PV software, models, and tools
  • Solar industry specific experience regarding solar power plant operational performance, with understanding of system design, SCADA/DAS control and monitoring systems, remote communications, and common key performance indicators such as performance ratio, availability, production actual to budget, and related metrics
  • Foundational understanding of basic quantities and processes in solar performance including solar resource, sun position, irradiance, transposition models, analysis techniques, module technologies, inverter behaviors, and related topics
  • Experience working with time series datasets from operating power plants including data cleaning, validation, and understanding of key relationships between various physical quantities represented in the data
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, thoroughness in investigations, and ability to juggle several in-progress projects and related schedules and milestones
  • Ability to develop, prioritize, and drive initiatives

Additional qualifications (preferred):-

  • Master’s degree is a plus
  • Experience accessing and handling large data sets, APIs, and ML analysis tools in Python
  • Knowledge of and experience with reporting packages, such as Power BI
  • Knowledge of statistics, and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, data mining and segmentation techniques


  • Hyderabad, India.

Company Overview:-

At Nextracker, we are leading in the energy transition, providing the most comprehensive portfolio of intelligent solar tracker and control software solutions for solar power plants, as well as strategic services to capture the full value of solar power plants for our customers. Our talented worldwide teams are transforming PV plant performance every day with smart technology, data monitoring and analysis services.

As a company driving the clean energy transition, sustainability is not just a word. It’s a core part of our business and our operations. Our sustainability efforts are based on five cornerstones: People, Community, Environment, Innovation, and Integrity. We are creative, collaborative and passionate problem-solvers from diverse backgrounds, driven by our shared mission to provide smart solar and software solutions for our customers and to mitigate climate change for future generations. Make your mark with Nextracker