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Electrical Engineer



Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2023

The Company

At SPAN, we are building products to drive the rapid adoption of renewable energy and enable a more modern, flexible grid. Span’s smart panel replaces the standard electrical panel to become the center for connected power in the home, providing intelligent load-balancing and revolutionary edge-of-grid controls through the Span mobile app.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced and driven electrical engineer to own critical electronic design on SPAN’s next generation of products. As a senior design engineer, you will be responsible for developing state of the art energy management hardware that will ship to market and power people’s homes. You will own the design through all stages of development, collaborating with the R&D, Power Electronics, Mechanical, Test, and Manufacturing teams to bring your concept to life.

In this role, you will:

  • Own PCB/assembly designs with precision analog, power, and digital content.

  • Bring up, validate, and test the performance of PCBAs in the system.

  • Design or specify magnetic components and wire harness assemblies.

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams on specification of mechanical interfaces, thermal interfaces, and overall product function.

  • Be responsible for the design, development, production, testing, and maintenance of embedded systems.

  • Work with electrical engineers and firmware engineers to create embedded systems and drive the design of the compute platform and its periphery to ensure that hardware functions and software features are implemented.

  • Develop and validate highly robust repeatable power and analog circuit topologies.

  • Design power, mixed signal, and digital circuits and circuit components

  • Place and route PCB layouts to comply with creepage and clearance rules, high voltage safety concerns, high speed signal integrity requirements, low noise analog design best practices, EMC/EMI regulations, and thermal and mechanical design requirements.

  • Work with contract manufacturers throughout the full product lifecycle to ensure parts are made to specification and achieve our standards for product quality and yield.

About You

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a seasoned electrical engineer who has:

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.

  • 3+ years of experience developing products from initial concepts to mass production, including the design of PCBAs.

  • Experience in bring up and benchtop validation of PCBAs.

  • Hands-on approach, whether it be building a prototype or performing testing.

  • Strong grasp on fundamentals covering circuit analysis, electromagnetics, as well as basic feedback and control theory.

  • Broad knowledge of component types, including availability and supply chain concerns.

  • Altium Designer (or equivalent Altium product) experience

Bonus Qualifications

We would love to hire someone who has some (but not necessarily all) of the following:

  • Designed magnetic devices such as transformers or inductors.

  • Knowledge of national and international safety and regulatory requirements such as UL, National Electric Code(NEC), FCC, IEC, and ISO.

  • Experience working closely with contract manufacturers and suppliers.

  • Designed high-voltage isolated power and data interfaces.

  • Experience with the development of performance validation, environmental, and reliability tests.

  • Experience with RF design and testing (WiFi/BLE, LTE, Zigbee, LoRa, etc.)

  • Experience with designing compute-intensive applications, with high-speed interfaces and EMI mitigation experience

The U.S. base salary range for this position is $110,000 - $163,400 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.

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.

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

Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!