The Company

SPAN invented the smart electric panel. We transformed a century-old appliance into an intelligent device that can sense and control the sources and uses of electricity in your home. This makes going solar simpler, adding battery-based backup more valuable, gas appliances dispensable, EV fast-charging possible, appliance breakdowns preventable and generally makes people care about the energy that powers their home.

SPAN was founded by Tesla’s former head of energy products, the team that created and deployed the Tesla Powerwall, the world’s first mass-market and still most popular home battery.

What SPAN is doing

We envision a future where our homes are

  • Self-reliant: They make their own energy and decide when to use that energy. They warn you of outages, prepare themselves, and adapt energy use to endure even the most severe outages.

  • All-electric: Our homes cannot be self-reliant until they are all-electric. SPAN removes constraints that exist with your existing power service, allowing households to upgrade their gasoline cars and gas appliances to their electric superiors.

  • Looking out for us: They tell you if something bad has happened, is happening or will happen to your most-expensive appliances

  • A model citizen of the grid: They assist the grid at times of need, with little inconvenience to you.

None of this is possible without a modern-day electric panel. So we started by completely reinventing this hundred year-old appliance.


About You 


You’ll be a key leader and member of the cross-functional Product Management Team. Our team’s mission is to bring exceptional energy products to market that our installers and customers love. You'll work at the intersection of Product, Hardware, Software, Operations, and Commercial teams to envision and develop new products from concept to reality and to iterate and improve existing SPAN offerings. Members of our team are thought leaders in the energy domain, deep technical experts, advocates for the customer and customer experience, visionary and pragmatic, collaborative, hands-on problem solvers, and passionate about driving the adoption of clean energy technologies at scale.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the development of SPAN’s hardware product strategy, vision, and execution in collaboration with the product leaders on the team

  • Be a domain expert, thought leader, and go-to product leader at at SPAN

  • Oversee multiple programs in various stages - from ideation to development to launch and beyond

  • Define creative, high quality, long term product roadmaps based on team strategy and vision

  • Develop detailed, crisp product requirements and user stories that translate to product specifications and architecture for each product and application

  • Build solutions with an eye on usability, scalability, speed-to-market and reusability.

  • Present and articulate design decisions, concepts and trade-offs verbally, visually, or through rapid prototypes.

  • Prototype and iterate quickly with eye towards rapid discovery cycles through proof of concepts

  • Motivate a team of PMs to deliver exceptional products

  • Build business models to inform prioritization and trade-offs

  • Proactively identify / resolve strategic issues to enable the team to meet our goals

  • Drive product launches and go-to-market in partnership with Engineering, Operations, and Commercial teams.

  • Drive overall product and customer success. Ensure what we launch, lands. Measure product usage and performance, collect qualitative feedback and derive actionable insights to improve existing features and prioritize/design new features.

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience with hardware product development and product management

  • 4+ years experience managing product development and/or technical teams

  • 4+ years experience developing home energy products and working in related domains including home electrical systems, solar PV, hybrid multi-mode inverters, EV chargers, and/or home battery technology

  • A degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems engineering or similar technical degree

  • Experience in 3D CAD software and rapid prototyping techniques for mechanical and electrical systems

  • Experience working directly with electrical/mechanical contractors and/or tradespeople

  • Experience evaluating and working with 3rd party partners on joint technology integration

  • Demonstrated success of collaborating across an organization (Product, Engineering R&D, Manufacturing, Operations, Training, Service, Etc.)

Bonus Qualifications

  • Deep appreciation for human-centered design and user experience (UX)

  • Bonus qualifications – We would love to hire someone who has:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, including the ability to work seamlessly effectively with engineers and other product managers

  • Hands-on experience with electrical wiring and/or construction

  • Experience with home IoT, IIoT, and/or networking technologies

  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and general electrical code guidelines for solar PV and energy storage systems, and/or building codes (e.g. NEC 690, NEC 705, NEC 710) inverter (e.g. UL 1741, UL 916, UL 9540) and grid interoperability (e.g. IEEE 1547, UL 1741 SA, SB)

The U.S. base salary range for this position is $127,500- $191,000 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. 


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

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