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
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.