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MCJ Collective

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Our Mission

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

As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and reliability of our Mobile applications through a combination of automated and manual testing methodologies. This a high impact role that will sit within the QA organization and will work closely with SPAN’s internal Software and Hardware Engineering teams.

As an SDET, you will be expected to:

Conduct thorough testing of our mobile applications on various platforms (iOS and Android) to identify bugs, defects and usability issues.

Collaborate with both the QA and Development teams to create comprehensive test plans, test cases and tooling for both automated and manual testing.

Develop and maintain automated tests using industry-standard test automation tools and frameworks to ensure efficient regression testing.

Perform extensive manual testing on mobile devices to validate the application’s functionality, usability and compatibility across different devices and OS versions.

Document defects, issues, and enhancement requests clearly and concisely.

Configure and maintain test environments, devices and simulators to facilitate automated testing activities.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, product managers and designers to provide timely feedback and help prioritize bug fixes.

Identify areas for process improvement and actively contribute to enhancing software development and testing practices pertaining to automation.

About You

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a QA Automation Engineer role.
  • Must be well versed in both manual and automated testing.
  • BS or MS in Engineering or Computer Science or industry equivalent experience.

  • Proven experience in a Software Development Engineer in Test - Mobile role testing on iOS and Android platforms.

  • Proficiency in one of SPAN’s coding language: Python, Javascript/Typescript, or Kotlin.

  • Strong knowledge of software testing methodologies, test case design and automated testing.

  • Proficiency in using in industry standard mobile testing tools and platforms such as Appium, Xcode, Android Studio.

  • Experience with test automation frameworks, (i.e, Selenium, Appium).

  • Experience with CI/CD tools (i.e, CircleCI, Docker).

  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Comfort building and working in green-field automated testing frameworks and infrastructure

Bonus Qualifications

We would love to hire someone who has:

  • Experience working in a startup environment

  • Experience with or preference for a rapid or continuous release cadence

  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum development processes.

  • Experience w/ GraphQL or GRPC

  • Experience working in the Renewable Energy industry

The U.S. base salary range for this position is $131,000- $170,400 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 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.

Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization.

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

Our Mission & Values:

At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward.

Our core values include:

  • Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient.

  • Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun.

  • Building resilient homes with reliable power.

  • All-electric everything.

  • A more flexible & distributed grid.

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