Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

3 months ago
Full time role


SPAN is developing products to enable rapid adoption of renewable energy and deliver an intuitive interface for the home. We ...

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Job Description

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!



SPAN is developing products to enable rapid adoption of renewable energy and deliver an intuitive interface for the home. We ...

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