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Elemental Excelerator

Senior Product Designer



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023

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 a Senior Product Designer at SPAN, you will be joining a growing product team and reporting to the Director of Product Design. We're a small team looking for someone with great Visual Design, Interaction Design and UX principles. You will help bring life to our digital interfaces like only visual interaction design can. Ideal candidates should have a human-centric mindset. You will create products that are not only amazing to look at, but also intuitive and useful as we expand our product offerings. Join our team as we work to create each customer touchpoint more human, beautiful and best in class.

  • Lead, conceptualize, and craft our visual design language for digital experiences across a range of platforms—desktop, mobile, and SPAN devices for both product and brand experiences

  • Applying your visual design process for translating research insights, into new digital products and features, and then taking them into production

  • Working closely with your team members – designers, engineers, researchers, and product managers to sketch concepts, develop visual treatments, and prototype ideas to define feasible concepts

  • Presenting and explaining your work to the broader Product team, stakeholders and executives

  • Creating high quality, production ready work that translates seamlessly to engineering builds

Potential projects

  • SPAN Home App features for customers

  • SPAN Installer App features for SPAN authorized contractors

  • SPAN Tech portal and new projects

  • Occasional website updates and support for marketing materials

About You

We are seeking a Product Designer who has:

  • 5+ years relevant experience

  • On-line portfolio showcasing excellent Visual Design, Interaction Design and UX skills(If password protected, please include password in your resume, CV or application)

  • Strong problem framing skills (aligning business, user, and tech goals)

  • A working knowledge of research best practices

  • Ability to communicate design rationale through sketches, wireframes, mockups and prototypes

  • Highly skilled in Figma, Adobe Creative Suite and prototyping tools

  • Attention to detail. Thinking about all the edge cases, looking ahead, accessability

  • Comfortable working closely and communicating with software engineers, and other stakeholders across the company to ensure the spec'd design meets the user as intended

  • Experience in designing mobile app and web experiences from start to finish

  • Enthusiasm for an iterative design process, inspired by group critique

  • Ability to negotiate and prioritize design decisions in a team setting

Nice to have

  • Knowledge and experience in animation, interaction design and micro-moment design

  • Experience writing copy for user flows

  • An interest or experience with home electrical systems

  • Working knowledge or interest in renewable energy

The U.S. base salary range for this position is $149,000 - $194,000 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 in San Francisco county. 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.

Why Span?

SPAN offers a unique opportunity at a startup based in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco. We are a small, diverse team of creative thinkers. We value open communication, teamwork, and a make-it-happen attitude - no job is too big or too small. We strive to make change by imagining what the future could be and building a product to complete that vision. We are looking to grow our team with talented people who are on the same mission to shape the future of energy.

Working at SPAN, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation and early equity at a well-funded, fast-growing, venture-backed company (read more on why Amazon and others invested in SPAN here and here)

  • A sunny 20,000 sq ft hardware lab + office space in SOMA, a stone’s throw from Caltrain and close to BART

  • Flexible hours and vacation time - we simultaneously work hard and make space for the important stuff

  • Additional SPAN holidays in celebration of causes we believe in (i.e. Black History Day, International Women’s Day, Earth Day and Gay Pride & Juneteenth among others)

  • Comprehensive benefits including a choice of medical plans; dental, vision, life and disability insurance

  • Diversity - we are serious about this. 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. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.