Solar Industry Researcher

Number of employees

580

United States, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-27

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Remote?

Yes

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

$72,900.00 - $118,500.00

About the company:

Aurora’s cloud-based software transforms solar design, sales, and delivery. With just an address and electric bill, Aurora empowers you to generate a full, accurate, and customizable design for every customer — and close the deal on the spot. We help power thousands of solar projects every week towards our goal of making solar accessible for everyone.

About Aurora Solar

Are you ready to join the solar revolution? Look no further than Aurora Solar, where we're on a mission to create a solar energy future for all.  

A fast-growing Series D company, Aurora is disrupting the clean energy industry and changing the course of history with our award-winning, industry-leading software. This software doesn’t just design millions of solar projects, but designs a better tomorrow, empowering solar companies to sell, design, and install residential and commercial solar arrays accurately, seamlessly, and at scale. 

It’s our goal to have every solar installation in the world pass through our software, and we’ve got a stellar team that’s helping us get there. We were named one of “The Best Mid Sized Remote Companies To Work for in 2023” by BuiltIn.com and have been awarded #1 Solar Software platform by Solar Power World, and as we continue to build, we need even more passionate, skilled, and, well, energized people on board.

About the Role

As an Industry Researcher, by providing key industry insights and proactively identifying and proposing areas of improvement to the PDE teams, you will play a critical role in shaping Aurora’s product!

What You’ll Do

  • Research policies, industry evolution, norms, trends, and emerging standards in support of product development

  • Research our third-party data resources such as components, utility rates, and financial incentives, and enrich them to improve accuracy and recency

  • Work with relevant partners across the ecosystem to ensure they're represented well in our products and represent Aurora and our interests in industry initiatives, working groups, and conferences

  • Assist is sales and partnership discussions with subject matter expertise in specific areas of research

  • Synthesize the gathered information and author high-impact presentations and reports to communicate recommendations to senior product and engineering leadership and the broader organization

  • Collaborate closely across multiple teams and domains to develop new products and features

What We Value

  • Research, Design, Engineering, or Operations experience at a leading solar company

  • A deep understanding of how Solar Design, Engineering, and/or Installer teams operate, the tools they use, and the problems they encounter

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to articulate and advocate simple and impactful strategies based on data-driven insights

  • A consistent track record of establishing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, across departments and at all levels

  • Deep understanding of various personas, and workflows of the solar and storage industry

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)

  • Familiarity with scripting languages

Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!

Aurora is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible experience for all candidates. If you require a reasonable accommodation that would better enable your success during the application or interview process, please complete this form.

For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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