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MCJ Collective
MCJ Collective

Service Engineer



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 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 Role

SPAN is growing fast and we’re looking for a Service Engineer to support our technically-minded installers and non-technical homeowners. This role involves driving the resolution of technically challenging and diverse issues in the field; as such it requires a generalist’s mindset and an eagerness to learn and develop broad expertise of SPAN’s products, across hardware and software. A SPAN Service Engineer is patient, empathetic, and eager to drive process and product improvements to ensure an excellent customer experience.

What you’ll do

  • Support installers and homeowners via phone and email.

  • Define and document service procedures to enable 3rd party installers and electricians service SPAN products in the field.

  • Work with manufacturing & engineering teams to perform root cause analysis (RCA).

  • Serve as the customer advocate for product improvements and feedback to the engineering team, and help define requirements for future products & design iterations.

  • Use data analysis to identify opportunities for product & process improvements.

  • Be involved with lab and field product testing to replicate issues and investigate product improvements.

About You

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a Service Engineer who has:

  • Demonstrated propensity to solve challenging technical problems.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication.

  • Empathy for customer problems and drive to continually improve their experience with the SPAN brand and our products.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.

Bonus Qualifications

We would love to hire someone who has:

  • Understanding of solar, residential energy storage, embedded electronics, power electronics, AC and DC power, and/or electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE).

  • Experience with working in ticketing systems (e.g. Zendesk, Jira).

  • Experience working on hardware root cause analysis.

  • Experience with databases and creating software tools for automated analysis (SQL, python).

  • Technical troubleshooting experience (e.g. reading software logs).

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!