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SPAN

Company
101-250

Sectors

Energy

Company Description

SPAN is developing products to enable rapid adoption of renewable energy and deliver an intuitive interface for the home. We believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is technology-forward and human-centered.

Jobs (35)

Optimization Engineer

Full time role
San Francisco
Sep 29, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role SPAN is developing advanced distributed grid infrastructure to reduce the cost and complexity of adopting electric appliances and distributed energy resources (DERs) and to enable better two-way control of energy flow within a home, of its associated DERs, and of the grid. The Span panel sits at the nexus of the grid connection, loads within a building, and DERs, enabling both grid-edge control and proactive home load management to improve grid reliability, resiliency, and security. As an Optimization Engineer, you will leverage your deep understanding of optimization, modeling, and control to support SPANS' effort to build out its energy management capabilities. You’ll be involved through the entire development process, from the acquisition of all additional third-party data, the initial design to remote monitoring in the field. Responsibilities Develop optimization and control algorithms from the ground up which includes: Collaborate with product managers to understand requirements and market rules (e.g. electricity tariffs) Translate requirements into energy scheduling and dispatch optimization models and define objectives for different use cases (e.g. peak shaving, cost minimization) Develop real-time control algorithms either through the extraction of heuristic behavior or approaches such as model predictive control Contribute to the development and maintenance of our simulation codebase for evaluating algorithm performance Conduct batch simulation experiments to tune models and parameters for maximum performance Collaborate with Data Scientists on requirements for inputs to the optimization (e.g. scenario selection, time series forecasting) Integrate developed algorithms in our production code base with robust test coverage Write Python code to manipulate and analyze timeseries data Use fleet data to monitor algorithms in the field About You Required Qualifications We are seeking an Optimization Engineer who has: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mathematics, Engineering, or a closely related field 2+ years of industry experience or PhD in developing optimization models for energy applications Experience with optimization modeling packages such as PYOMO, CVXPY, or solver APIs (e.g. Gurobi, Cplex, Xpress) Strong theoretical background in Linear Programming, Mixed Integer Programming, and Convex Optimization and solution algorithms Experience developing physics models of electrical/mechanical systems Software design experience and ability to write clean, maintainable, and shippable production code Strong communication and interpersonal skills Ability to understand and explain complex problems simply and effectively Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: Experience optimizing models for resource-constrained edge devices Domain-specific knowledge either through previous work, courses in college, or side projects Experience with Python libraries for numerical methods and timeseries data (NumPy, Pandas, SciPy) Experience working with SQL and data visualization tools Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Data Scientist - Forecasting

Full time role
San Francisco
Sep 29, 2022
The Mission The electrical grid was built to carry electricity unidirectionally from central fossil fuel plants to end consumers. As we transition to a renewable future built from rooftop solar and community storage, the grid itself needs an overhaul. Span’s goal is to reinvent the grid from a clean slate to enable that transition, envisioning a grid made of distributed control systems and software as much as copper wires. To accomplish this, we are upgrading the breaker panel — the humble box sitting at the center of every building’s electrical wiring — to monitor, control, and make decisions about energy. This converts buildings from passive consumers in a centralized fossil fuel grid to active participants in the emerging distributed energy market. SPAN’s unique commitment to clean-slate “right architecture” and our zealotry for top-caliber customer experience position us as domain leaders in envisioning the distributed grid and have allowed us to achieve rapid growth and high visibility in the industry in the two years since we launched. The Role We aim to establish the SPAN panel as the center of home energy and the backbone of the renewable distributed grid. Analytics and ML are essential tools to develop features for the smart, green, energy-efficient home of the future. SPANn’s unique ability to monitor and control individual circuits opens up a new avenue for proactive whole-home management and equipment failure detection. As Data Scientist, you will leverage your deep understanding of ML, modeling, and statistics to solve problems including anomaly detection, time series forecasting, and event prediction with the goal to optimally manage whole-home energy consumption, deliver meaningful insights to the customer, and notify them about a potential failure of equipment or hazards in their home. You’ll be involved through the entire development process, from the acquisition of all additional third-party data, the initial design to remote monitoring in the field. Responsibilities Lead the development of ML algorithms from the ground up which includes: Gain knowledge in the relevant domain (e.g. energy consumption pattern of homes) Feature engineering Prototype new algorithms Benchmark performance across large-scale datasets Use your experience with different machine learning frameworks to identify suitable tools for integration in SPAN’s software platform Integrate developed algorithms in our production code base with robust test coverage Work with the firmware and software teams to design Span’s edge model deployment framework; pick which ML framework SPAN should adopt Proactively identify opportunities within Span that can benefit from data science analysis Use fleet data to monitor algorithms in the field Note: We’re a startup, so while this list is broad, it’s still just a start; you’ll end up wearing many hats during your time at Span. About You Required Qualifications Bachelor ’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a closely related field 2+ years of professional experience with developing and implementing machine learning models to production Deep understanding of machine learning algorithms for time series data forecasting Advanced Python skills, as well as familiarity with pandas and scikit-learn Software design experience and ability to write clean, maintainable, and shippable production code Experience working with SQL and data visualization tools Extensive data modeling and data architecture skills Knowledge and experience working within cloud computing environments such as AWS Strong communication and interpersonal skills Ability to understand and explain complex problems simply and effectively Bonus Qualifications Experience optimizing models for resource-constrained edge devices Experience in data engineering Domain-specific knowledge either through previous work, courses in college, or side projects Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

Hardware Security Lead (Remote)

Full time role
Remote
Sep 29, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role Span Information Security team is looking for a Hardware Security Lead as part of the Security & IT team at Span . The person will closely work with product teams to implement device security features, which includes, but not limited to: secure boot, LUKS encryption, hardware TPM, OTA updates, SSH certificate management and process isolation. Responsibilities include: Work with product teams to develop device security features. Foster sharing of common security features across multiple device projects. Lead the development of a secure embedded platform for future projects. About You We are seeking a Hardware Security Lead who has: Prior experience in embedded Linux, preferably Yocto. Prior experience with secure boot process, either UEFI or U-BOOT. Prior experience in volume encryption, in particular LUKS and key management. Prior experience in hardware TPM, in particular TPM 2.0. Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: Familiarity with cryptography (e.g., RSA, AES, HMAC, ECDSA, ECDH). Familiarity with SSH certificate management. Familiarity with OTA updates, both application and OS. Familiarity with process isolation through Docker or similar technologies. Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Cloud Security Lead (Remote)

Full time role
Remote
Sep 29, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role We are looking for a hands-on individual with a white hat hacker mindset to join us in a Cloud Security Lead role as part of the Security & IT team at Span . You will be responsible for architecting, developing and deploying security tools and technologies to protect the Span’s platform and backend infrastructure. You will get exposure and contribute to the broader systems and cloud infrastructure initiatives here at Span as well. Responsibilities include: Own the vulnerability assessment and patch triage process to support ongoing vulnerability and patch management at Span and provide recommendations for identified vulnerabilities Ensure that our production platform in AWS has been hardened as per industry standards e.g. CIS benchmarks Ensure all AWS security best practices have been implemented in the production platform Review security alerts and reports on a daily basis and work closely with the Infrastructure team in any follow up investigation or remediation Tune the logging infrastructure on an ongoing basis to surface true positives Perform vulnerability assessments of the Span’s production infrastructure Identify all vulnerabilities originating from third party dependencies and ensuring timely remediation Review the current and upcoming infrastructure stack from a security perspective and provide recommendations Manage the bug bounty program at Span and work with engineers for timely remediation of the reported issues Manage external independent Penetration Testing and ensure timely remediation of issues Deploy and own Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) solution at Span Automate security controls using scripting to the extent that it requires minimal human interaction About You We are seeking a Cloud Security Lead who has: Bachelors in Computer Science or related field 3+ years in a Infrastructure engineering or DevOps role Hands on experience with AWS Security best practices Experience with key management tools like KMS, Hashicorp Vault Experience in using scripting languages e.g. Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby to automate tasks and manipulate data Comfortable with vulnerability scanning tools like Qualys, Nessus, etc. Experience with SIEM tools like Splunk, Sumo Logic etc. Experience with automation tools like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins desired but not a must have Experience with container security and container orchestration tools e.g. Kubernetes desired but not required Experience with Web Application Firewalls (WAF) desired Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Application Security Lead (Remote)

Full time role
Remote
Sep 29, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role We are looking for a hands-on individual with a white hat hacker mindset to join us in an Application Security Lead Role as part of the Security & IT team at SPAN. You will be responsible for building out SPAN’s application security program and architecting, developing and deploying application security tools and technologies to protect SPAN's platform and backend infrastructure. Responsibilities include: Develop the secure SDLC process at SPAN and perform static security code analysis (SAST) of SPAN's code base on a regular basis and provide relevant recommendations to SPAN's developers. Perform dynamic application security testing (DAST) using open source and commercial tools before applications are deployed in production. Perform threat modeling on existing and upcoming feature sets in the SPAN applications so that appropriate security controls can be built from the ground up. Review security alerts and reports on a daily basis and work closely with the DevOps team in any follow up investigation or remediation. Manage the bug bounty program at SPANn and work with the developers for timely remediation of the reported issues. Manage external independent Application Security Testing and ensure timely remediation of issues. Identify all vulnerabilities originating from third party dependencies and ensure timely remediation. Impart ongoing secure code and application security best practices training to developers. About You We are seeking an Application Security Lead who has: Bachelors in Computer Science or related field 5+ years in a security engineering or operations role Strong knowledge of applied cryptography, web security, TLS/SSL, web authentication protocols such as OAuth/SAML Experience in using scripting languages e.g. Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby to automate tasks and manipulate data Experience with developing threat models (STRIDE, DREAD, etc.) Comfortable with security tools like Burp Suite, OWASP ZAP, CheckMarx, Veracode, MetaSploit, App Spider etc. Experience with automation tools like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins desired but not a must have Experience with automated application testing tools/frameworks e.g. Selenium, SonarQube Experience with Web Application Firewalls (WAF) desired but not a must have Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

Security and Compliance Program Manager (Remote)

Full time role
Remote
Sep 29, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries, and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient, and informed players in the energy market. The Role We are looking for a Security and Compliance Program Manager to manage SPAN’s ongoing security and compliance activities as part of the Security & IT team at SPAN. You will be responsible for defining and conducting security & compliance program activities, developing effective metrics and reporting systems, and managing the external and internal audit support. This role will also support our Sales team with pre-Sales RFPs and security workshops. Responsibilities include: Manage compliance projects across multiple teams, including operations, IT and development Develop internal policy and procedure documents to support SPAN’s security & compliance initiatives Provide responses to customer security questionnaires and RFPs Develop and own the annual risk assessment, disaster recovery and business continuity plan. Provide responses to customer security questionnaires and RFPs and participate in pre-sales calls with customers to discuss SPAN’s security & compliance capabilities Coordinate external & internal security & compliance audit activities Ad vise internal business stakeholders on risk and compliance requirements and work in cross-functional partnership to help ensure those requirements are met Clearly explain our security & compliance program to third parties, including customers and vendors Keep track of new regulations, industry best practices, and implement continuous improvement on an ongoing basis Work with legal on development of privacy artifacts e.g Privacy Policies, Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) etc. About You We are seeking a Security GRC Program Manager who has: Bachelor’s Degree 5+ years of experience in an equivalent security and compliance related role Strong knowledge of industry compliance standards as they relate to Software as a Service, such as SOC2, FedRAMP, ISO27001, and EU Privacy regulations Familiarity with Cloud Computing and Software as a Service Keen attention to detail and accuracy is necessary in order to analyze and finalize documents Organized, responsive, and able to gain support and consensus with multiple stakeholders Strong communications skills, both written and oral Certifications such as CISA, CISM, CISSP desirable, but not required Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

Senior Electronics Engineer

Full time role
San Francisco
Sep 15, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role We are seeking an experienced and driven electrical engineer to own critical electronic design on Span’s next generation of products. As a senior design engineer, you will be responsible for developing state of the art energy management hardware that will ship to market and power people’s homes. You will own the design through all stages of development, collaborating with the R&D, Power Electronics, Mechanical, Test, and Manufacturing teams to bring your concept to life. In this role, you will: Own PCB/assembly designs with precision analog, power, and digital content. Design or specify magnetic components and wire harness assemblies. Collaborate with internal and external teams on specification of mechanical interfaces, thermal interfaces, and overall product function. Choose technologies and rapidly/efficiently validate bench-level prototypes. Develop and validate highly robust repeatable power and analog circuit topologies. Design power, mixed signal, and digital circuits and circuit components Develop, simulate, and perform tests related to functional performance, regulatory compliance, and reliability, with limited resources. Place and route PCB layouts to comply with creepage and clearance rules, high voltage safety concerns, high speed signal integrity requirements, low noise analog design best practices, EMC/EMI regulations, and thermal and mechanical design requirements. Produce completed design packages for PCBAs including BOM, clear schematic capture, annotation, and mechanical assembly/drill/conformal coat drawings. Work with contract manufacturers to incorporate DFM feedback into design process, creating high yield cost effective designs. About You Required Qualifications We are seeking a seasoned electrical engineer who has: BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering/Computer Science. Hands-on approach whether it be building a prototype or performing testing. Experience owning designs, specifying system interfaces, and architecture with diverse teams under tight timelines. Proficiency in analog and mixed signal circuit design. Strong grasp on fundamentals covering circuit analysis, electromagnetics, as well as basic feedback and control theory. Ability to think creatively and synthesize novel circuits to solve unique design problems. Experience working closely with contract manufacturers and suppliers. Broad knowledge of component types, including availability and supply chain concerns. Altium Designer (or equivalent Altium product) experience Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: Familiarity with high voltage design (which in our context means up to 600V) Familiarity with power electronics. Designed switch mode power supplies involving high (>60V) voltage, high current, high power, or high efficiency Designed magnetic devices such as transformers or inductors. Designed electromechanical devices such as solenoid actuators or relays. Knowledge of national and international safety and regulatory requirements such as UL, National Electric Code(NEC), FCC, IEC, and ISO. Design experience with products that connect to the electrical grid. Experience meeting IEC 61000-4-x requirements in design, especially ESD, surge, and EFT. Designed high voltage isolated power and data interfaces. Experience with development of performance validation, environmental, and reliability tests. 5 years experience developing products from initial concepts to mass production. Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

Staff Embedded Systems Electrical Engineer

Full time role
San Francisco, CA
Sep 13, 2022
Our Mission At SPAN, we are building products to enable the rapid adoption of renewable energy. As more distributed energy resources like solar and storage come onto the grid, it’s increasingly important to be able to improve the technology that sits between the grid, the home, and those distributed energy resources. SPAN’s smart panel replaces the electrical panel to become the center for connected power in the home.  With SPAN, homeowners receive all the safety features of a standard panel with revolutionary insights and edge-of-grid controls through our mobile app. The Role SPAN’s hardware group is seeking an enthusiastic and driven embedded electronics engineer to support the development of our next generation of products that drive home electrification. As embedded engineer you will be responsible for the compute hardware plus associated control circuity through all stages of the product’s lifecycle. In this role, candidates will drive efforts to advance and optimize our partners' power systems integrated with SPAN’s panel and collaborate with software, firmware, controls, and mechanical teams to implement technologies that electrify the home and delight our customers. Candidates should be comfortable and excited collaborating with a team of highly skilled embedded systems and magnetics-focused electrical engineers to advance SPAN’s product portfolio. In this role, you will: Be responsible for the design, development, production, testing, and maintenance of embedded systems. Work with electrical engineers and firmware engineers to create embedded systems and drive the design of the compute platform and its periphery to ensure that hardware functions and software features are implemented. Collaborate with product and engineering team to conceive embedded solutions based on specifications and current & future needs. Work with contract manufacturers throughout the full product lifecycle to ensure parts are made to specification and achieve our standards for product quality and yield. About You Required Qualifications We are seeking an experienced embedded systems engineer who has: BS degree in Electrical Engineering 5+ years experience developing embedded electronic systems in the automotive, energy, or aerospace industries. Subject Matter Expert level experience in Software & Hardware Integration Experience being responsible for all aspects of the electrical design of an Embedded System including high-speed digital and communication busses, power management, PCB layouts and thermal management. Experience collaborating with algorithm and software teams to define and implement high-performance computing platforms. Experience supervising PCB layout for minimal stray inductance and capacitance, placement strategies for better manufacturability, power/signal plane definition and EMC optimization. Programming experience in (Python, C or C++), knowledge of different communications protocols, interfaces and hardware subsystems Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: MSEE or PhD in Electrical Engineering with significant industry experience in embedded systems. Experience specifying embedded controllers for power electronics – i.e. choosing between FPGA, microcontroller, hardware accelerated gate drive, etc. Experience in embedded systems design with preemptive, multitasking, or real-time operating systems. Knowledge of environmental, reliability, and safety requirements for residential and commercial power applications. Knowledge of national and international safety and EMC requirements relevant to the design of power converters such as UL, FCC, National Electric Code (NEC), IEC, and ISO. Demonstrated success working in a cross disciplinary, multi-cultural environment. Experience with embedded programming including working with / guiding firmware developers. Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Device Software Engineer

Full time role
San Francisco
Sep 13, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role As an engineer on the Device Software team, you will define and implement new features directly related to SPAN’s hardware products. Hardware products are central to SPAN’s business and writing firmware for even our smallest microcontrollers means working on something that directly affects the user experience. The team is small and you will own large user-facing features from conception through implementation, working independently to bring them to completion. Our goal is to hire friendly, smart engineers who like to work on in collaborative teams to solve complex problems. Ownership and autonomy are large and you can expect to work directly with the product, software, and hardware teams to ensure the right things get built. The Team SPAN’s Device Software team is responsible for the software that is physically embodied in our hardware products. Our first product - the SPAN Panel - contains a complex network of microcontrollers and a single board computer that must work together to react quickly to changing conditions with impeccable reliability to perform its job. The Device Software team touches every part of that system from 8-bit microcontrollers through embedded Linux, sometimes extending down to the electrical hardware below and up to the cloud infrastructure our devices speak to. We look for friendly, excellent engineers who enjoy working with their peers to solve complex problems. We prioritize autonomy, trusting that the people we hire are capable of great things when supported by a team, and encourage everyone to exercise their agency in pursuing solutions. Engineers work directly with the broader software, product, and hardware teams to ensure the right things get built at the right time. Responsibilities In this role, you will do a combination of: Working across hardware and software boundaries on complex multiprocessor systems Writing firmware for microcontrollers both on bare metal and for RTOS (FreeRTOS) environments Writing system software on embedded Linux Working with product owners to specify, estimate, break down, and author new features Collaborating with our Electrical Engineers to specify, bring up, and troubleshoot new PCBAs As we are a startup, this list is neither exhaustive nor complete. We are excited for people to explore responsibilities outside their areas of expertise if the need or interest arises. We also do not expect every candidate to do all of these things; we each work on the areas of our interest and skill set. Representative Projects Digging into the onboard temperature sensor in a SOC to understand and debug the manufacturer's calibration process Writing service in Rust to communicate with a new home IoT device, then working with the cloud and mobile team to design the homeowner onboarding and commissioning flow for it Designing a security and authentication strategy to allow a homeowner to safely access web resources hosted on their home panel Writing a tool in Python to help the systems team explore the communication protocol of a new solar inverter Exposing time-critical metrics from our hardware to help the business team better understand our customers Designing and building software infrastructure to allow our data scientists to deploy machine learning models to the field, then collect and analyze results Working with the product team during the conception of a new product to define what kind of local communication is possible at the install site About You Required Qualifications: We are seeking a Firmware/Embedded Linux engineer with: Experience writing software for a hardware device (in Linux, and/or on a microcontroller, etc) 3+ years of Software Engineering experience A desire to consider how your work fits into the larger puzzle of the Span product and business, and a track record of taking ownership of projects and features. Understanding engineering principles and processes to design robust, scalable, and resilient systems Experience with modern software development processes like unit testing, continuous integration, and version control Bonus Qualifications: We do not expect any engineer to have all skills, but we do want you to be excited to learn and grow. Every Device Software Engineer is free to roam up and down our device software stack, so any combination of the following skills is welcome but not required. Experience with functional safety and processes/standards like ISO-26262, IEC 61508, and UL1998 Exposure to Rust (the programming language) Experience writing C, especially memory management and pointers Exposure to real-time operating systems (especially FreeRTOS) or systems programming in general Familiarity with a higher level language like Python/C++/Java/Rust/etc and Object-Oriented design Wireless technologies like WiFi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee Experience writing or debugging Linux userspace and kernel drivers, especially around network interfaces Experience with electronics lab equipment Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

Systems and Control (Firmware) Engineer

Full time role
San Francisco
Sep 3, 2022
SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role SPAN’s System Modeling Group is seeking a driven systems and control (firmware) engineer to contribute to the development of a highly flexible simulation platform for both software- and hardware-in-the loop simulation. The systems and control (firmware) engineer will participate in the development of physics-informed foundational modeling infrastructure, with an emphasis on the unit-level to device-level to evaluate technologies and partnerships that augment SPAN’s Panel and Drive products and accelerate electrifying homes. Ideal candidates will possess an in-depth knowledge of embedded systems and control systems, preferably with specific applications to power electronics and power networks, for the development of a platform that could accurately assess the performance of behavior for currently available and future home electrification technologies. In this role, you will: Work closely with hardware, software, controls, and firmware teams to integrate the physics-informed modeling infrastructure with a development environment that accurately emulates the code, processor architecture, analog-to-digital measurement sensors, and logic-level actuators for the SPAN Panel, SPAN Drive, and partner home electrification hardware. Contribute to building an automated efficient physics-informed modeling infrastructure, leveraging analytical and computational models, that will be used by hardware and design engineers to drive component tradeoff studies, product specifications, system design, integration, and system optimization analyses for the SPAN Panel, SPAN Drive, and partner home electrification hardware. Collaborate with software and hardware engineers to specify product experiments to verify and validate computational component and control systems modeling efforts; collaborate with engineers and scientists across teams to interpret test data. Support product performance testing for SPAN Panel and Drive products when integrated with various technologies across a number of manufacturers, including electric vehicle batteries, home energy storage systems, and solar photovoltaics. Evaluate the scalability of hardware component and home electrical system models for integration into utility-level power systems and interactions with the grid under a wide range of operating conditions and incorporate high granularity and accuracy where simulation acceleration is a priority. Support SPAN’s executive staff, product, and business team with techno-economic simulation and analysis to evaluate the viability of research and development projects, technology partnerships, and our product roadmap. Build and manage a resource plan and timeline for model development, including key hires that enrich SPAN’s modeling capabilities. About You Required Qualifications We are seeking modeling engineer who has: BSc or MSc in Control, Computer, Electrical, or Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical field 3+ years with master’s, 5+ years with bachelor’s degree of experience in embedded systems, firmware, or controls domains developing control systems, electronics, or power electronics in the automotive, energy, or aerospace industries (we count in the time spent during graduate school research). Proficient in MathWorks/Simulink, Python, or Julia as a scientific analysis and modeling platform. In-depth knowledge of firmware, middleware, and software Practical knowledge of embedded Linux and DSP Proficient in C and Python Hands-on experience with microcontrollers, application processors, operating systems, and real-time applications for hardware control system implementation and knowledge control protocols Open to learning new topics and solving complex problems Demonstrated success working in a cross disciplinary, multi-cultural environment. Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: 5+ years with master’s, 7+ years with bachelor’s degree of experience in embedded systems, firmware, or controls domains developing control systems, electronics, or power electronics in the automotive, energy, or aerospace industries (we count in the time spent during graduate school research). Experience in or excited to learn Rust Knowledge of advance control theory and methods, e.g., model predictive, adaptive control, distributed control, hierarchical control, etc. Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Associate General Counsel

Full time role
San Francisco, CA
Sep 3, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role To complement our rapid growth, we are seeking a passionate and experienced Associate General Counsel to join our team. You will provide strategic and tactical legal counseling to cross-functional department leaders. You are a strong transactional attorney who easily adapts to changing priorities and organizational needs, and operates independently in a fast-paced, growing environment. This role reports directly to the General Counsel. Role and Responsibilities: Build, scale, and drive enterprise-wide legal strategies and initiatives to identify and mitigate risk Support our product and business development teams Structure, draft, and negotiate commercial transactions with partners, vendors, and large strategic customers Provide legal advice to teams throughout the company, including Sales, Privacy & Security, Marketing, Finance, People, and the executive team Monitor and evaluate legislative, regulatory, industry, and legal developments, and craft company messaging relevant to SPAN’s products Other projects as assigned including stretch subjects Think ahead, see around corners, and help prepare for legal issues that may arise in the future About You Required Qualifications J.D. from an accredited law school and member of the California Bar in good standing 8+ years of legal experience as a practicing attorney (2+ years in U.S. law firm) Significant experience reviewing, negotiating, and executing a wide range of complex commercial agreements Track record of successfully collaborating with teams throughout the organization Excellent verbal and written communication skills Self-starter with proven ability to achieve results and work independently Comfortable in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving workplace Intellectually curious with a sense of humor Value diversity and inclusion Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Full time role
San Francisco
Sep 2, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role Team Mission: The QA team plays a key role throughout the entire development process at Span.  The team is responsible for the quality of all SPAN products to ensure that the customer has an amazing experience through testing, planning, and having the foresight to eliminate issues before they reach our customers. Specific Areas of Focus: Establish a deep understanding of our products that include our mobile apps and hardware such as our SPAN home electrical panel, as well as their underlying architecture to help create and test robust test scenarios that mimic real-life usage. Role & Team Responsibilities As a Software Development Engineer in Test, you will be expected to: Help design/architect our mobile automation framework. Write high-quality automated test that will capture a users end to end flow. Identify opportunities for automation and develop them using open source tools whenever possible. Perform thorough regression tests. Identify, record, thoroughly document and track bugs. Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products. Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Developers, Product, and Design teams) to help with test planning and to identify ways of how automation can improve the workflow. About You Required Qualifications 3 - 5 years experience in a Software Development Engineer in Test - Mobile role. Must be well versed in both manual and automated testing. Ability to program in an industry standard programming language (JavaScript, TypeScript). Solid experience with designing an automation framework. Experience with CI/CD. Experience testing Mobile apps with Android and iOS (native and web-based). Experience in building/maintaining mobile test beds and/or testing environments. BS or MS in Engineering or Computer Science or industry equivalent experience. Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: Experience with renewable energy. Experience with one or more frameworks (Selenium, Webdriver or Appium). Experience with REST Api or GraphQL. Scope, develop, execute automated test cases or plans for complex, highly scalable services Experience working at a startup and in new product launch environments. Note: We prioritize intelligence and attitude over all else — if you don’t have the bonus experiences listed above, don’t worry, we can teach it to you! Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

Lead Manufacturing Test Engineer

Full time role
San Francisco
Sep 1, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role We are seeking an experienced and driven manufacturing test engineer who will be the point person on a mixed internal/external team supporting the technical development and implementation of manufacturing test infrastructure for SPAN products at our contract manufacturing sites. As a key engineer working on manufacturing test, you will lead the effort to scale up Span’s manufacturing test capability from low- to high-volume manufacturing, drawing on your prior experience in manufacturing test to help us ramp quickly and smoothly to meet the growing demand for Span’s products. In this position, you will be: Responsible for the manufacturing test architecture of Span products. Project managing the full manufacturing test infrastructure development process, including test plan development, fixture build, software, data capture and infrastructure deployment.  This includes prototype to volume production leading a cross functional team including engineers and third-party vendors. Supporting the Span Engineering Team in the design and development of test infrastructure that will be used for both development and manufacturing applications. Coordinating with the engineering design team to determine test parameters, producing test documentation, troubleshooting, and deployment of test infrastructure. Focusing on translating various internal and external requirements into test operations and plans with the appropriate coverage, and assisting with iteration when new coverage issues are discovered, Optimizing test infrastructure for manufacturing, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of tests to support manufacturing environments. Making key build-vs-buy decisions about test fixtures; help find and select vendors. Managing relationships with third-party fixture development shops and our CM’s manufacturing test team. Participating in product design reviews and offering DFT feedback to Span engineers. Aiding the NPI team as needed in troubleshooting and supporting in-line test fixtures. Responsible for test throughput and capacity analysis.  Also, driving yield improvements. About You Required Qualifications We are seeking a seasoned test engineer who has: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent with typically 6+ years experience. Strong fundamentals in test engineering with good analytical and problem solving skills. Professional experience deploying functional test infrastructure for PCBAs and full products in a manufacturing production environment. Working knowledge of test software (eg: LabView), databases and database management. Solid abilities with lab equipment (e.g. high speed oscilloscope etc.) and hardware troubleshooting. Excellent project management skills, including written and verbal communication. Ability to effectively communicate testing architectures, plans, proposals, and results, and negotiate options across all management levels. Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: Knowledge of DFT requirements in support of both flying probe or ICT, and functional tests. Working knowledge of Python. Created or managed data visualization tools and dashboards (Tableau, PowerBI, etc). Experience working with contract manufacturers. Knowledge of industrial safety requirements such as UL 508, OSHA, etc. Demonstrated success working in a cross disciplinary, multi-cultural environment. Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Lab Support Engineer

Full time role
San Francisco, CA
Sep 1, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role We’re looking for a makerspace fabricator! Meaning (1) “a fabricator working out of a makerspace”, and (2) “someone fabricating a makerspace” – we’re basically doing both! Interested? Question #1: Are you a Jeri of all Trades who enjoys creative problem solving and running a ship-shape shop? Question #2: Are you equally at home with hand-tools and CNC equipment, and haven’t lost the respect for good, ol’ fashion manual machines? Question #3: Do you ponder the decision whether to use 80/20 or make it all yourself? Question #4: Does getting your hands dirty mean: Pulling parts out of a pile of chips after a victorious CNC operation? Jumping into Solidworks to design the part you just can’t seem to find on McMaster? Warming up the soldering iron because deadlines are upon us and 200 widgets aren’t going to assemble themselves? The zen of sweeping the shop after a glorious day of productivity? All of the above?(Obviously!) SPAN is looking for you! SPAN’s Lab Support Engineering team is a cross-functional group supporting the SPAN engineering organization across the board. We have two main missions: (1) design and create prototypes and test infrastructure, and (2) create and run a shared workshop for users of the Labs. Responsibilities Designing and building mechanical and electrical test setups Building test harnesses and assembling prototypes Developing creative solutions to challenges the engineering team faces Breaking down complex problems into manageable steps Providing key support for the firmware, RMA, customer support, test, and product deployment teams Fostering a productive and safe environment for our team by stocking tools and materials, maintaining machines, and embodying a culture of safety Working with a high degree of autonomy, with a small team of eccentrics About You Required Qualifications: 2+ years of experience in a fast-paced engineering development environment Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand/power tools, shop tools, lab equipment, and warehouse equipment Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs) Experience assembling 80/20, Unistrut, or similar mechanical systems Experience with electrical assembly (soldering, wire harnesses) or willingness/ability to learn Comfort reading and building from mechanical drawings Strong interpersonal and communications skills Positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and ability to change direction quickly Local Bay Area candidate (this is an in-office position) Bonus Qualifications: Experience with home electrical wiring and similar contractor skills Experience using electrical instrumentation (DMM, oscilloscope, logic analyzer) Experience using 3D CAD (Solidworks, On-Shape, Inventor, Fusion360) Experience with rapid prototyping tools (3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, and manual machine tools) Comfort with Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence, Trello) First aid / AED / CPR training Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

QA Engineer

Full time role
San Francisco
Aug 26, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role Team Mission: The QA team plays a key role throughout the entire development process at S pan.  The team is responsible for the quality of all SPAN products to ensure that the customer has an amazing experience through testing, planning, and having the foresight to eliminate issues before they reach our customers. Specific Areas of Focus: Establish a deep understanding of our products that include our mobile apps and hardware such as our SPAN home electrical panel, as well as their underlying architecture to help create and test robust test scenarios that mimic real-life usage. Role & Team Responsibilities As a QA Engineer, you will be expected to: Design and execute test cases, including both manual and automated Identify opport unities for automation whenever possible. Perform thorough regression tests documented by test reports Identify, record, thoroughly document and track bugs Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products Collaborate with other teams such as Product, Design, and Engineering teams to help with test planning and identifying system requirements About You Required Qualifications 5+ years experience in a QA Engineer role Exceptional attention to detail Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes Experience testing Mobile apps with Android and iOS (native and web-based) Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases Experience with both white box and black box testing Experience testing APIs Experience testing hardware / IoT products in addition to software BS or MS in Engineering or Computer Science or industry equivalent experience Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: Experience running tests with Automation test tools such as SauceLabs, Appium Experience with REST API or GraphQL Experience with renewable energy Comfort with residential electrical wiring and AC. An electrical engineering degree and/or familiarity with + understanding of electronics lab equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes) Experience working at a startup and in new product launch environments Note: We prioritize intelligence and attitude over all else — if you don’t have the bonus experiences listed above, don’t worry, we can teach it to you! Life at Span SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Manager Software Technical Program Management

Full time role
San Francisco
Aug 18, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role We are looking for a passionate Manager Software Technical Program Management for SPAN’s Software Engineering organization to drive software releases across our Cloud, Mobile, and Device Software engineering teams. The Software Engineering organization is responsible for developing all of the software of the SPAN platform, including the mobile experiences on iOS and Android, web applications, backend APIs, data pipeline, and firmware code that runs on SPAN hardware devices. In this role, you will also work closely with our product managers and designers to specify and prioritize new features and ongoing development work, as well as with our hardware team to manage software releases alongside upcoming hardware products. You will develop and own program schedules from discovery and design to final release, partnering effectively with multiple technology teams, and managing deliverables for critical milestones. This will involve allocating work, highlighting resource needs, finding efficiency improvements, and communicating timeline changes across the organization including executive staff. In this role, you will: Define and drive product development and release schedules to meet the company’s business goals across mobile, cloud, and firmware components of our platform Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams across software, hardware, product, design, QA, and business Anticipate risks throughout the development of products and services, develop mitigation plans, and keep organization updated on release dates Work with product management to negotiate schedule/cost/feature tradeoffs as well as prioritize development efforts Monitor and report on project status in pursuit of releasing new products and features on time and with high quality Assist in the prioritization of bug fixes and elimination of technical debt throughout continued product development About You Required Qualifications We are seeking a technical program manager who has: 5+ years of experience in technical project management of cloud services, mobile, and/or embedded device software development 2+ years of management experience Experience tracking dates and requirements in a complex environment involving multiple products, platforms, and technologies Experience working with software engineering teams on highly technical projects, and a track record of shipping releases on time High level of comfort with ambiguity and fast-paced environments JIRA, Confluence, Atlassian experience Ability to step outside their comfort zone and wear a multitude of hats as they help throughout the organization Ability to influence and align efforts of disparate groups to achieve a common goal Bonus Qualifications We would love to hire someone who has: Prior experience in smart home, IoT, or renewable energy (solar and battery energy storage) Prior experience partnering with hardware teams to coordinate software schedules and manage software projects alongside associated hardware product development Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal BS technical degree or equivalent Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Salesforce Administrator & Architect

Full time role
San Francisco, CA
Aug 17, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role SPAN develops innovative technologies that support an electrified future and give homeowners unprecedented levels of control over their home energy usage. The SPAN Panel—our flagship product—is a “smart” replacement for the 100-year-old electrical panel found in most homes, allowing for circuit-level monitoring and control from any iOS or Android device. When combined with solar and battery storage, our panel offers the best home backup solution available on the market. SPAN Drive—our newest accessory—is the fastest universal EV charger currently available and a monumental achievement in the residential tech space. Given our strong commercial traction we are rapidly scaling our sales team, and are looking for a smart, motivated, and experienced CRM Admin & Architect. As an early member of the SPAN Sales Ops team, you will have the opportunity to architect our Salesforce CRM from the ground up, enabling simple processes and productivity for our sales team. Responsibilities Build and administer SPAN’s Salesforce system, creating the right balance of speed, scalability, and simplicity Build out and enhance existing sales processes for our B2B2C and Direct-to-consumer sales team members Architect data structures for simple, intuitive, and actionable reporting in concert with our Sales Analyst Collaborate with the sales team to determine enhancements and improvements as needed Develop new functionality as SPAN expands into new channels and launches new products Create integrations with other software systems within SPAN as well as implement new ones Ensure optimal performance of Salesforce systems and products, upgrading and configuring where necessary. Manage roles, profiles, sharing rules, workflows, and groups Coordinate sales and operations processes with our operations analyst About You Required Qualifications: 5-8 years experience as a Salesforce Administrator Have been an admin at 2+ companies and can thoughtfully determine how to architect a Salesforce instance 3+ years experience as Salesforce developer in apex, building Lightning applications Have built Salesforce instances for both B2B2C and Direct to Consumer companies Salesforce certified administrator or Salesforce advanced administrator certification Bachelors degree, preferably in computer science or similar Experience at a startup or high-growth company Driven, positive attitude, and get-it-done mentality Bonus Qualifications: Experience in clean energy or contractor focused businesses Experience with building systems for 2-step distribution, especially in the construction industry Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

Service Operations Manager

Full time role
San Francisco
Aug 9, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. The Role SPAN is growing fast and we’re looking for a Service Operations Manager to manage and support our Service Team. This role will interact with our technically-minded installers and non-technical homeowners as well as our internal teams such as Support, Manufacturing, Accounting, Fulfillment, Quality and Engineering. This role involves driving the resolution of technically challenging and diverse issues in the field; as such it requires a generalist’s mindset and an eagerness to learn and develop broad expertise of SPAN’s products, across hardware and software. A SPAN Service Operations Manager is patient, empathetic, and eager to drive process and product improvements to ensure an excellent customer experience and being an exemplary leader. Responsibilities Support our growing Service Team with daily management functions Creating policies and procedures for Service Dispatch / Truck Rolls interacting with 3rd party electrician installers via phone and email shepherding invoice processing for Service Dispatches Owning the RMA process from start to finish including, but not limited to: shipping and receiving of replacement/damaged parts, failure/root cause analysis, and reporting results of said analysis to Product Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams creating, updating and maintaining Service SOPs including, but not limited to: Salesforce Cases, orders and issues reporting bar code printing, test bench tools, supplying the team with everything needed to succeed Growing the Service Team and Service functions of this dynamic and exciting startup as needed define and create “re-manufacturing” processes keep a keen eye on scalability as our fleet of product grows and diversifies be the voice of the field related to Service issues maintain SPAN’s perspective to the market on Warranty related issues Supporting the Support Team handing off technical issues that need field intervention creating and maintaining processes for issue resolution and documentation managing staff that handles Tier3 escalations collaborating to serve as the “customer advocate” for product improvements and feedback to the Engineering team, and help define requirements for future products & design iterations use data analysis to identify opportunities for product & process improvements About You Required Qualifications Proven leadership experience in a high paced and nimble start-up environment Demonstrated propensity to solve challenging technical problems Exceptional written and verbal communication Empathy for customer problems and drive to continually improve their experience with the SPAN brand and our products Field experience in electrical installation, service and troubleshooting Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience is helpful Bonus Qualifications Understanding of solar, residential energy storage, embedded electronics, power electronics, AC and DC power, and/or electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) Experience with working in ticketing systems (e.g. Zendesk, Salesforce Jira) Experience working on hardware root cause analysis. Experience with databases and creating software tools for automated analysis (SQL, python) Technical troubleshooting experience (e.g. reading software logs) Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Construction Project Manager

Full time role
San Francisco, CA
Aug 4, 2022
SPAN develops innovative technologies that support an electrified future and give homeowners unprecedented levels of control over their home energy usage. The SPAN Panel—our flagship product—is a “smart” replacement for the 100-year-old electrical panel found in most homes, allowing for circuit-level monitoring and control from any iOS or Android device. When combined with solar and battery storage, our panel offers the best home backup solution available on the market. SPAN Drive—our newest accessory—is the fastest universal EV charger currently available and a monumental achievement in the residential tech space. The Role We are seeking an experienced construction project manager to manage direct to consumer deployments of SPAN products.  The role will be a combination of project management, customer service, and creative problem solving. In this role, you will work directly with both homeowners and installer partners to coordinate the customer's journey from sale to final inspection. You will cross-functionally collaborate with our sales, application engineering, electrician training, and finance teams to ensure that each customer and installation partner has an amazing experience.  This position can be located anywhere in the US as you will be working from your home office. While this role will require significant cross-functional coordination, the ideal candidate is comfortable working autonomously in a fast-paced environment, and can consistently deliver high quality work. This person is interested in helping to build and implement processes that will continuously improve upon our deployment strategy. Responsibilities Delight customers through great communication and timely deployments Be the customer point of contact from sale through installation of their SPAN Panel Own subcontractor scheduling including job flow, timeline to install, and customer experience Use and promote a polite, professional, and transparent communication style with our customers Maintain a healthy network of SPAN installer partners Work with installer partners to determine scope, coordinate permitting, execute installation, ensure streamlined commissioning, and closeout project Help ensure new installer partners meet SPAN's standards for safety, quality, professionalism, and representing the SPAN brand Develop strong relationships with installer partners that build upon trust, professionalism, quality workmanship, and an exceptional customer experience Negotiate pricing, change orders, and volume of jobs with installers as needed Continuously improve SPAN's deployments and deployment strategy Problem solve unique situations as they arise, create best-practices documentation as needed Assess, understand, and communicate operational and customer experience hurdles to leadership and internal stakeholders Improve efficiency and customer experience by identifying and implementing process improvements Understand and promote SPAN products and the SPAN brand About You Required Qualifications 2+ years work experience in a project coordination/management role with customer-facing responsibilities Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management skills Self-starter, able to ask questions and exercise initiative to make sound decisions with imperfect information Experience with municipal AHJ permitting and utility coordination strongly preferred Technical background or experience, especially related to electrical installations strongly preferred Exceptional verbal and written communication skills Creative, team-oriented, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment Mission-driven with a demonstrated passion for SPAN Bonus Qualifications Understanding of solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system (ESS) installation Understanding of construction and/or electrical drawings (e.g. SLDs) Hands-on experience with electrical wiring and/or construction Working knowledge of Salesforce, Airtable, and Hubspot Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Thermal

Full time role
San Francisco
Jul 31, 2022
Our Mission SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries, and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient, and informed players in the energy market. The Role The SPAN engineering team is made of experienced, passionate people with expertise in electronics, mechanical design, energy systems, and embedded software. We are seeking a passionate mechanical engineer to join the hardware development team of SPAN. As a mechanical engineer, you will rely on your experience in mechanical design, thermal analysis, and hands-on prototyping skills to assist SPAN’s hardware design, testing, and manufacturing efforts. In this role, you will: Model and design components using a variety of materials (plastic, metal, and glass). Collaborate with internal and external teams. Model heat transfer, structural and electromechanical aspects of our products and perform Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Interpret analysis results, provide physical explanations and drive product solutions. Participate in new product and technology development and proactively guide design directions to meet product performance requirements. You will also use FEA/CFD to augment failure analysis Design and build prototype components and assemblies Develop and perform thermal tests. Create detailed 2D drawings using GD&T when applicable. About You Required Qualifications: You would be a great fit for this job if you: Hold a BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering Have 5+ years of experience in static/dynamic structural, modal, and thermal analysis using hand calculations as well as Ansys or similar FEA software. Experience in CFD, electromagnetic and non-linear analysis preferred Take a hands-on approach whether it be building a prototype or performing testing. Have strong problem-solving skills and can manage workload of multiple projects Effectively communicate technical concepts, ideas, and knowledge to other team members, including mentoring junior members of the team Enjoy working on projects with diverse teams under tight timelines. Are proficient in 3D CAD, 2D detailed drawings. Enjoy developing complex products and taking them from prototype to volume production. Are passionate about renewable energy and energy storage. Bonus Qualifications: We would love it if you also have: A proven track record of working on complex electro-mechanical design simulations and analysis. 3+ years experience working through the entire product lifecycle from concept to production Knowledge of national and international safety and regulatory requirements such as UL, National Electric Code(NEC), IEC, and ISO. Design experience with products that connect to the electrical grid, NEMA 3R enclosures, and/or complex thermal requirements. Life at SPAN SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization. We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN. The Perks: ⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company ⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance) ⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit ⚡ Strong focus on teambuilding and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs) ⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO Our Mission & Values: At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward. Our core values include: Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient. Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun. Building resilient homes with reliable power. All-electric everything. A more flexible & distributed grid. Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

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