Director, Solar Development at Wunder

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About Wunder

Wunder was founded with one simple vision: to address the greatest crisis of our generation by accelerating the proliferation of solar energy. Members of our team have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in private equity, developed innovative energy infrastructure solutions for the Department of Energy, and built digital products that are used and loved by millions of people. Now, we’re saving the world.

Our team is a unique hybrid of finance, engineering, design, and business development. Although our backgrounds and responsibilities vary wildly, we’re a tight-knit bunch that loves cross-pollination. And while our mission is big, we try to keep things light. We provide a happy, productive workplace, and we’re constantly improving it! You’ll find our hybrid team taking coffee walks or collaborating on Zoom to solve complex problems together, while also cycling, hiking, climbing, skiing, camping, and dining all over our mile-high home: Colorado.

​​Wunder is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business. At Wunder, people are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our commitment to equity is of course embodied in company policy, but it’s also evident every day in how we conduct business and the internal initiatives and programs we provide for our team.

The Role

We have an amazing opportunity for an energetic, deal-oriented, and experienced solar development professional to solve hard problems and push renewable energy forward. Our solar project development team is rapidly acquiring commercial customers and developing solar across the country alongside our national network of solar partners. Specifically, you’ll work in partnership with Wunder’s Account Management team to develop commercial-scale solar projects across the country. You'll go beyond a traditional development role as you will also bring standardization into the untapped sub-megawatt commercial and industrial market by leveraging Wunder’s industry-leading technology platform.(If you’re the type of candidate that we’re looking for, your ears just perked up!)

If you get excited about unlocking the untapped commercial and industry market, joining a team designed for hyper-growth, closing million-dollar deals every week, and building an organization aimed at saving the world, then this is the role for you.

Compensation: $130k - 150k/year + equity, based on experience

About You
  • Solar Experience - You have 6+ years of solar project development experience, ideally in commercial, industrial, or utility-scale markets. You have a firm grasp on the development process, including the pitfalls to avoid and the ingredients required for success. You have experience overseeing the preparation and submission of permitting and interconnection applications, and you have taken many deals to NTP and PTO, and you’ve completed all the steps it takes to get projects over the line.

  • You’re Deal-Oriented & Detail Oriented - You have a successful track record of repeatedly prospecting, developing, and closing complex solar transactions. You have a development pedigree you’re proud of and are excited about closing C&I solar transactions at scale. You’re excited about standardizing these processes and efficiently tracking all the details to achieve milestones on time and on budget in order to close C&I deals at scale.

  • You Have a Numbers Oriented, Quantitative Mind - You’re comfortable in a spreadsheet and you don’t bat an eye when talking about Credit, NPV, ROI, IRR, etc. You're well versed in making presentations that require heavy quantitative explanations and love explaining the model you’ve been working on to people who might not have the same quantitative caliber.

  • You Have a Product Mindset - You’re not looking for a traditional development role. You’re excited about using technology to standardize commercial solar, and you’re eager to partner with Product & Engineering to shape our technology strategy for years to come. The idea of building out standardization of this industry gets you jazzed and you’re already contemplating some initial ideas.

  • You are an Autonomous Executor - You’re self-motivated and outspoken about what is needed to get a job done, and you love to get your hands dirty. You take a high-motor approach to execution and you aggressively work to reduce risk and get ahead of problems before they impact project timelines. In other words, you like to GET. IT. DONE.

  • You Have a Team Ethos - You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced rapid-growth environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You’re not just excited to work cross-functionally, you demand it.

  • You’re Flexible, a Quick Responder - The problem we’re trying to solve as an organization is dynamic and each day brings fresh and exciting challenges. You can react quickly and efficiently when called upon to change or pivot.

  • You Believe That No Problem is Too Hard - In an industry where people are constantly stuck, we find ways to get it done. You know how to articulate and roll out solutions, recognizing there are many solutions to the same problem. You find new and effective ways to streamline and create processes to increase efficiency.

  • You’re Travel-Friendly - You have the ability to spend time in-person with customers and travel as needed (~10%).

Some Benefits To Look Forward To
  • One of the only tangible opportunities to truly save the world!

  • A big, bright, convenient, funky office located in Downtown Boulder

  • Fully stocked kitchen with drinks, snacks, and treats

  • Location agnostic, remote-friendly work environment 

  • Generous travel budget for remote team members

  • Health, dental, vision benefits, and 401k matching

  • Monthly team events & bi-annual company offsites

  • Personal and professional development budget

  • 11 paid holidays & unlimited PTO

  • Disability and life insurance

  • Equity stock options

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Paid parental leave

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Location

We're located one block off of Pearl Street, just a couple steps from downtown Boulder's newest restaurants, trendy boutiques, and fun bars.

An Insider's view of Wunder

What are some social events your company does?

When we're not working hard together, we're usually playing together. We have two annual company retreats (past ones have been in Moab, Steamboat, and Austin, to name a few), we throw a legendary party every summer (WunderFest), and we're constantly hosting happy hours, community events, diversity initiatives, and bbq's throughout the year.

Becca

Originations

What does your typical day look like?

No two days look alike! The problem that we’re trying to solve is incredibly dynamic and each day brings new challenges. One day I might be working with our engineering team to help architect new solutions, and the next I might be on a roof inspecting a partner’s solar installation or in a boardroom helping to answer an investment bank’s questions.

Noah

Financing

How does the company support your career growth?

Professional development is a core focus at Wunder, and we have a number of initiatives designed to help team members grow. Everyone is provided a substantial annual budget to cover development costs, they meet with Leadership quarterly to see how the company can help fuel their growth, and we bring in outside experts to provide programming.

Katie

People Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We believe that the closest person to the problem is the best equipped to solve it. As such, we treat each other as peers and provide the freedom to experiment and iterate. Everyone is also encouraged to provide candid feedback and they’re responsible for helping to shape Wunder’s path forward with regard to both our product and our organization.

Sam

Co-Founder

What makes someone successful on your team?

People here are comfortable in ambiguity, excited to take on responsibility, and operate with a high degree of autonomy. Because we’re still a startup, you often need to work cross-functionally, jump in where needed, and wear a lot of different hats. We’re also pretty protective of our culture and love bringing on people with new perspectives.

Katie

Product

What are Wunder Perks + Benefits

Wunder Benefits Overview

Wunder provides a happy, productive workplace, and we’re constantly improving it! You’ll find us working hard on the job while also cycling, hiking, boarding, skiing, camping, and having dinner parties all over our mile-high home; Boulder, CO.

Wunder-ers enjoy full benefits, unlimited vacation time, flexible work schedules, a competitive salary, stock options, professional development/education opportunities, and one of the only tangible opportunities to truly save the world.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Wunder has a diversity and inclusion program, Wunder Women + Friends, where diverse folks across the company get together monthly to learn and grow together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wunder prioritizes the health and well-being of team members through monthly onsite massages, weekly mountain bike rides, and an onsite yoga/meditation room.
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Wunder equips full-time team members with an RTD bus pass (Ecopass) that allows them to utilize all Boulder and Denver public transportation, as well as trips to the airport at no cost to them.
Company Outings
Wunder hosts two team retreats per year (past locations include Moab, Steamboat, Austin and others), in addition to many other team and family-friendly events throughout the year.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Wunder accommodates all dietary restrictions represented in our team meals and fully stocked kitchen.
Some Meals Provided
Wunder caters two weekly team meals: Tuesday breakfast and Friday lunch. Our Friday lunch includes a set agenda ranging from team announcements to friendly competition - laughs are guaranteed!
Happy Hours
Wunder greatly values team connection, and as such, plans multiple team events per month rotating through happy hours and wellness/athletic events.
Parking
While not for cars, we do have private indoor bike parking available for everyone. Unicycles and tandems welcome :)
Pet Friendly
Team members are welcome to bring their dogs to the office any day of the week. All pups can expect plenty of belly rubs.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wunder drives many people-first initiatives to help improve the workplace and ensure that each team member is equipped to accomplish their goals.
Tuition Reimbursement
Wunder provides all full-time employees a generous annual professional development budget for skill development through education, conferences, training, networking, and more.
Diversity Program
Wunder is dedicated to building a gender diverse and equal workforce. Wunder hosts monthly diversity education and engagement programs encouraging the team to learn and grow together.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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