Associate Member of Technical Staff, Cell Development

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Cell Development /
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

QuantumScape is a start-up located in San Jose, California working on new energy storage technology to allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. Our leap in energy density and charge rate is enabled by a different chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state of the art facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, an outstanding team, and a strong and clear set of values.
Do you want to learn about and work on this critical part of the future energy economy? As a member of the Cell Development team, you will develop cell prototypes, test platforms, and production processes to help put this technology on the road. We bridge Quantumscape's fundamental technological breakthroughs with a design for a commercial cell.

Identify root causes for failed devices via testing, data analysis, disassembly, and process knowledge
Increase speed and efficiency for root cause identification via both hardware and data processing or software solutions
Contribute to creative and practical improvements for existing device assemblies
Combine electrical and physical device data to characterize the performance and reliability of our system
Communicate results with the broader team

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Solid understanding of science and/or engineering fundamentals
Exposure to materials characterization techniques like microscopy or chemical analyses
Proficiency in at least one type of engineering programming language (e.g., Python, R, JMP, MATLAB, etc.)
Experience working with large datasets, SQL databases, or the equivalent
You like solving puzzles and respond to challenges with solutions
You have used materials knowledge to address difficult problems
You learn and adapt quickly
You have strong communication and interpersonal skills
You love working closely with a team in a fast-paced and energizing environment

Minimum Requirements:

B.S. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or equivalent
Experience conducting experiments in a laboratory setting or participation in hands-on design projects
You share our real passion for our mission!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

*QuantumScape does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.