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Systems Architect
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Science
  • 15+ years' professional and/or academic experience in at least one of embedded firmware development, power systems, mechanical/electrical engineering, software engineering, or data science
  • Strong understanding of electromagnetism, power electronics, and electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of firmware and software: design principles, tools and patterns (i.e. understand what IPC is), runtime complexity
  • Experience building and shipping complex software/hardware products, sufficient to be able to make well-founded time/effort/risk estimates about work in a variety of domains
  • Ability to reason about the entire product stack, from high-level system function and customer experience down to the physics and properties of sensors
  • Good people skills; ability to explain complex problems simply and effectively; enjoys working with collaborators from different disciplines
  • Modeling skills: fast with a spreadsheets, comfortable working creatively in MATLAB / R / Python (building models, analyzing data)
  • Comfort reasoning in terms of engineering design spaces, not just designs; ability to identify and explain engineering tradeoffs rigorously and clearly
  • Work cross-functionally with Product, Revenue, R&D, and Engineering teams to define new products
  • Own technical assessment (calculations, modeling, data analysis) for new product concepts, working with collaborators in Modeling, Data Science, Product, Engineering, etc. as appropriate
  • Build consensus around key design decisions, functions, and performance metrics
  • Present architectural designs, requirements, and decisions for executive review
  • Stay involved with designs through to completion, ensuring that the design adapts to meet reality, that core patterns are executed cleanly, and that performance targets are evaluated and met
Desired Qualifications
  • Extensive experience with power electronics design and controls
  • Extensive experience with functional safety standards (UL 1998, IEC 61508, IEC 60730, or ISO 26262)
  • Experience with distributed energy systems integration (inverters, batteries, MIDs, Sunspec)
  • Professional experience across more than one area of embedded firmware development, electrical engineering, software engineering, or data science
  • Experience with PCBA design (especially Altium)

51-200 employees

Residential energy storage & eletrification devices
Company Overview
Span’s mission is to design, build, and deploy products that electrify to aid in decarbonizing the world and to slow the effects of climate change. The company is reimagining the 100-year-old electrical panel by providing electrification upgrades like solar, home battery, and EV charging equipment.
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 6-month parental leave
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Teambuilding & career growth
Company Core Values
  • Openly sharing information
  • Challenging each other
  • Promoting the best ideas