Principal Member of Technical Staff, Systems 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 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 recharge rate is enabled by a solid-state chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state-of-the-art laboratory facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, 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?
We're looking for an experienced, highly motivated senior systems engineer to develop equipment to process our novel battery materials.

In this role:
You will be responsible for aiding the design, build, test and manufacture of a proprietary equipment which is integral to the company’s success. You will work with process and design team members who are responsible for previous and subsequent processing steps to determine the specifications of the equipment. Your responsibilities leading the team will include complete equipment development from identification of needs, concept design, prototyping, and final manufacturing equipment design including mechanical, electrical and software. Experience and exposure to other equipment platforms related to automation, assembly or test is required.

Minimum Requirements:
Experience and Education
BS or higher degree in mechanical, electrical, or other engineering fields
10+ years of proven experience with equipment design, automation and integration from R&D to manufacturing environments
Experience with supplier management and/or collaborating with remote engineering teams

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Determination of equipment specifications
Lead the equipment design, from architecture to detail design
Lead project including daily activities, schedule, reporting and budget
Lead equipment build and test
Installation and support of the equipment into the factory
Equipment quality assurance during all phases of development and implementation
5-10% travel required
Excellent communication skills and positive attitude

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 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.