R&D Electronics Technician
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.
As a technician on the Hardware R&D Team, we will look to you for a variety of hands-on tasks requiring electrical and mechanical aptitude. You’ll help us design and build our next-generation lab, build and test prototypes for new products, and many other engineering support projects. You will work with engineers to execute lab tests and document results.
In this role, you will:
Owning an array of functional tests for prototype hardware products — from charging cars to running home batteries
Operating a variety of high- and low-voltage test equipment (PV simulators, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes), test computers, and DAQs
Setting up, operating, and collecting logs and data from prototype hardware
Building and maintaining electrical test setups and mechanical fixtures for the Span lab (80/20 framing, conduit, wiring, outlets)
Selecting, installing, and operating home appliances and custom test rigs for them
Building test harnesses, assembling PCBAs, or putting together prototypes
We are seeking a seasoned electrical engineer who has:
3+ years of experience in a fast-paced engineering development environment
Significant hands-on experience with electrical systems (hobby projects count!)
Experience using electrical instrumentation (multimeter, oscilloscope, logic analyzer)
Competent in soldering & electronic rework for SMD parts and power electronics
Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and lab equipment
Ability to read and implement electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and harness drawings
Meticulous and creative approach to problem-solving; excellent note-taking habits
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Interest and ability in learning new skills on the job
We would love to hire someone who has:
Experience with high voltage / high power systems
Experience with industrial electrical work
Experience designing and constructing test fixtures (80/20 and otherwise)
Experience with surface mount soldering and/or reflow soldering
Experience using 3D CAD (Solidworks or similar) and rapid prototyping tools (3D printer, laser cutter)
Experience and/or interest in test, control, and data acquisition equipment and software
Comfortable with Linux command line (e.g. experience with Raspberry Pi) and basic Python coding
Comfort with Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence)
First aid / AED / CPR training
NFPA 70E Arc Flash training
The U.S. base salary range for this position is $88,400.00 - $104,500.00 plus benefits, equity and variable compensation for Sales-related roles. This range represents SPAN’s good faith estimate of competitively-priced salary for the role based on national, real-time industry data from companies of a similar growth stage. This range reflects minimum and maximum new hire salaries for the role across US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by location and individual factors including relevant skills, experience and education or training. This range correlates to the relative level of the candidate we believe we need for the role and may require an adjustment for candidates of a different level.
Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the location this role is based during the hiring process.
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.
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.
⚡ 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
Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!