Senior Member of Technical Staff, Materials Process Development

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


QuantumScape is an energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California, and we are 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. We are backed by top VC firms and our ground-breaking technology is based on work done by researchers at Stanford University.
We are looking for a development engineer to develop and scale up our powder and coating processes for solid-state battery materials. Our ideal team member is self-motivated, a quick learner, can deliver against tight development schedules, can adapt to a dynamic work environment and enjoys working on exciting and impactful projects.

Responsibilities:

Characterize physical properties of solid-state materials and understand their physical limitations
Develop processes for material synthesis that are aligned with the platform goals
Demonstrate a scalable and repeatable approach to achieve the performance
Define specifications for the processes and materials of interest
Qualify and introduce scaled-up processes to our baseline flow
Perform data analysis and develop control charts

Minimum Requirements:

Education & Experience: You possess a Master's degree in Materials Science (or a related field) with proven experience with process/product development
You are familiar with material synthesis processes (solution based processing, ball milling)
You are conversant with electrochemistry
You are experienced in safe laboratory practices, especially in handling hazardous chemicals
You have good interpersonal and presentation skills
You are proficient in JMP and/or Python for the application of statistical methods for experiment planning, data analysis, and process control
You love working on an energizing and ground breaking technology
You share our passion for our mission
You are comfortable working in a glovebox, dry room or fume hood
You are motivated to learn new techniques and refine existing techniques
Nice to Haves
PhD with experience in energy materials research
Experience with tool specification and design
Good understanding of properties of ceramic materials
Familiarity with technology transfer and FMEA principles

Physical Requirements:

May work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time.
May frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist.
May be required to use hand or power tools.
Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, push and extend arms.
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.