Senior Analytical and Characterization Engineer - Senior Member of Technical Staff at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Physical Characterization

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

We are located in San Jose, California with a new energy storage technology that will allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. We have enabled a step-change in performance with a different chemistry and cell architecture that also benefits safety.

Do you want to make a contribution to this critical part of the future energy economy? As a member of our analytical team, you will develop state-of-the-art material characterization methods to convert physical signal to electrical signal and versa vice!

Job Responsibilities:

Setup a mechanical test method for thin films with large deflections. Apply both classical and nonlinear bending model to perform stress analysis on films to characterize their mechanical properties.

Develop a scalable and reliable crack detection method, both in-operandoand post mortem.

Determine interface adhesion for multilayered structures

Minimum Requirements:

Ph. D degree in Materials Science/Physics/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Chemical Engineering or B.S. degree with five years of experience in a relevant industry

Thorough knowledge of solid mechanics and strength of materials

Hand-on experience in crack detection techniques, such as image and video image processing, ultrasonic imaging, acoustic emission and dye penetration

Proven experience in test method development

Strong communication and presentation skill

Proficiency in JMP, CAD, Finite Element Analysis and Python

Nice to haves:

Experience in COMSOL/ANSYS and Inventor

Familiar with mechanical properties of ceramic materials, metals and elastomers


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
    Senior Analytical and Characterization Engineer - Senior Member of Technical Staff
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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