Information Security Automation Engineer at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Software Engineer & IT

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

QuantumScape is seeking a knowledgeable, experienced, and collaborative teammate with experience in on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployments to secure a robust computing infrastructure in a fast-paced startup environment. The ideal candidate is excited to expand infrastructure securely, promote security initiatives, and think quickly as the company grows at a rapid pace.

You will help triage and investigate security alerts, as well as help automate resolution of security alerts by developing scripts/playbooks as necessary.

You seek learning opportunities and continually educate yourself to stay up- to-speed on the latest developments in the fast-moving industry of computer security. You have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), and experience in building secure manufacturing facilities.

The context

As a public company with unique IP in an emerging area of geopolitical strategic importance, we take the security threats very seriously. Simultaneously, security must be balanced with workability in a nimble, innovative, and fast-paced environment.


BS in a computing or information field

Experience in information security with significant exposure to cloud and self-hosted computing infrastructure

Automation experience is very helpful


  • Analyzes a variety of network and host-based security alerts and logs

  • Administers, monitors and troubleshoots EDR activities.

  • Assists with security-related software and firmware (e.g., endpoint, vulnerability scanners, firewalls, IPS/IDS, DNS) to maintain security and service continuity

  • Assist with the resolution of security-related infrastructure

  • Participate in security incident response through in-depth, technical (log, forensic, malware, packet) analysis

  • Perform security alert detection and analysis capabilities across multiple technologies to ensure that security incidents are identified in a timely manner

  • Escalate and support potential security incidents in line with appropriate processes

  • Support communications of potential security incidents via multiple channels

  • Participate in the response to potential security incidents by identifying and communicating relevant supplementary information

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.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Information Security Automation Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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