Principal Member of Technical Staff, Failure Analysis/Cell Development at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Cell Development

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

QuantumScape is 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? As part of our Cell Development team, you will work alongside scientists and engineers to refine and scale the production of next-generation batteries for electric vehicles.


QuantumScape is seeking a highly motivated and experienced failure analysis engineer. You will develop new test methods and characterization techniques that probe performance and steer improvements to our novel solid-state battery components.

Required Experience & Skills

PhD in materials science, chemical engineering, or related field, with 5+ years industry experience

Hands-on experience in failure analysis of materials and devices

Proficiency in materials characterization and experimentation

Knowledge of statistical approaches for analyzing large datasets

Ability to communicate clearly and candidly; strong affinity for teamwork

Comfortable working in a glovebox, dry room, or fume hood

References can attest to your curiosity, problem solving, and integrity

You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and adapt quickly to change

You share our passion for our mission

Highly Desired

Demonstrated experience leading failure analysis activities in a relevant industry

Proven expertise in characterizing physical and electrochemical properties of battery materials

Familiarity with battery test methods

Fluency in scripting languages for data analysis

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
    Principal Member of Technical Staff, Failure Analysis/Cell Development
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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