Senior Manager- Product Applications Engineering at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: Product Management

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

QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage with solid-state lithium-metal battery technology. The company’s next-generation batteries are designed to enable longer range, faster charging and enhanced safety in electric vehicles to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to support product development and technical sales for our rapidly growing organization. This position will sit at the interface between the engineering organization and the customer to inform key product decisions for applications in the automotive industry.

In this role, you will:

Work closely across multiple functions including engineering, manufacturing, product, and sales to optimize QuantumScape's automotive products for specific customer applications

Lead a team of applications engineers with expertise across a range of fields

  • including electrical, mechanical, thermal, and safety - for battery device and system design

Collect customer feedback and support co-development of battery systems for key automotive programs

Prepare and deliver status summaries for management review

Manage timelines to support customer deliveries and new product launches


Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years of experience in engineering or a technical field

Deep understanding of Li-ion devices, particularly as related to use in electric vehicles, and of electric vehicle battery systems

Experience with program management and delivering on timelines

A proven track record of success in your field

Possess outstanding interpersonal skills. These are vital because the position is multi-disciplinary in nature and demands constant interactions and deliberations with other departments and customers

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 Manager- Product Applications Engineering
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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