Associate Member of Technical Staff, Mechanical Design Engineer

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Hardware Engineering & Facilities /
Full-Time/Part-time
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.


QuantumScape is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join our growing team to support the design and development of new and modified equipment for R&D and high-volume manufacturing.
We are a stealth start-up energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. We seek to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device. If successful, the technology could revolutionize the industry. We are backed by top VC firms and based on work done by researchers at Stanford University. 

Do you enjoy a meaningful and creative environment where you can excel and autonomously solve difficult problems? We are looking to grow our team with the addition of a motivated individual who is seeking technical challenges and professional growth.

This role includes specifying and designing equipment, fixtures and mechanisms from initial R&D systems to high volume manufacturing.

You will work in concert with other engineers and scientists and will be responsible for driving and completing assigned projects through all stages of the design process, including specification, design, prototyping, assembly and testing. 

Experience and education
•BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field
•1 Plus Years experience in mechanical design.

Key Technical Qualifications:
•Experience with mechanism/hardware design
•Demonstrated knowledge of component manufacturing (machining, 3D printing, sheet metal forming)
•Proficient with 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor preferred)
•Experience with basic machine shop equipment (mill, lathe, drill press, etc.)

Additional Qualifications:
•High level of creativity and energy
•A demonstrated capability to innovate
•A strong passion for mechanical design and working with your hands
•Excellent communication and teamwork skills
•Strong presentation skills
•Project management skills
•Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
•Autonomous working style

Job Description:
•Conceptualize and develop mechanical designs as part of a larger design and development team.
•Collect information and feedback from scientists and design team members to fully understand design specifications.
•Lead design review meetings to fully vet current designs and to quickly drive design maturity to a level where parts can be ordered.
•Personally, build prototype designs to validate design intent and fit.


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.

*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.