Associate General Counsel

3 months ago
Full time role


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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 

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!

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