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Staff/ Sr Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

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 Team

R&D Infrastructure at SPAN is a multi-skilled team able to create solutions for a wide variety of technological needs. Our skillset includes dedicated electrical, mechanical, fabrication, and software expertise. This enables rapid development of prototypes, experiment platforms, and hardware/software automation/monitoring frameworks. We value creative approaches to solving problems, and encourage building up new skills along the way. Our work accelerates SPAN R&D, and helps many other teams in hardware and software engineering on a daily basis.

The Role

As a software engineer on the R&D Infrastructure Team, you will craft mission-critical internal platforms enabling control, monitoring, and analysis of various experimental and test efforts. Your creative solutions will weave sensors, metrics, and logs into an accessible framework for capturing and understanding physical measurements. While exploring concepts from microcontroller analog sampling to cloud services, your work will have a daily impact on Span’s current and future products.

Potential Projects:

  • Develop and maintain flexible internally-facing web and backend applications for essential system management and fleet service tasks

  • Assist with development of reliable data collection, processing, exploration, and presentation for long-term hardware test monitoring and alerts

  • Assist with fast-response control and monitoring software for prototyping and short-term hardware/software research efforts

  • Provide general assistance to other teams where cross-functional knowledge is needed

  • Develop useful interfaces and drivers for physical test hardware and integrate incoming data sources with our monitoring and analysis platforms

About You

Required Qualifications

  • Professional experience developing, deploying, and maintaining applications written in Python (required), C, Rust, Node/Typescript, and/or related technologies

  • Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining web and database applications

  • Experience developing functional front ends for internally-facing applications

  • Experience building containerized applications

  • Experience setting up and managing Linux-based systems, complete familiarity with common administration tasks, shell commands, package management etc.

  • Able to collaborate effectively with coworkers in shared codebases, including competency with software versioning and documentation systems

Bonus Qualifications

  • Familiarity with deploying and managing cloud-based services (including user management, security, permissions, roles)

  • 2+ years of professional experience with a web frontend framework (React, Angular, jQuery, etc)

  • Experience implementing low-level interfaces and protocols (serial, RS485, Modbus, etc)

  • Experience with publish-subscribe communication methods such as MQTT

  • Familiarity with embedded device firmware development (small Linux devices, microcontrollers)

  • Experience with industrial devices and protocols, laboratory test gear and protocols

  • Familiarity with electrical and electronic system concepts, high and low voltage wiring, understanding electrical measurements

The U.S. base salary range for this position is $175,000 - $210,000 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 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

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.

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.

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