Senior Member of Technical Staff, Materials Process Development

  • QuantumScape
  • HQ- San Jose, CA
  • Oct 29, 2020

Job Description

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

QuantumScape is an energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California, and we are working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. We seek to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device. We are backed by top VC firms and our ground-breaking technology is based on work done by researchers at Stanford University. We are looking for a development engineer to develop and scale up our powder and coating processes for solid-state battery materials. Our ideal team member is self-motivated, a quick learner, can deliver against tight development schedules, can adapt to a dynamic work environment and enjoys working on exciting and impactful projects.
Characterize physical properties of solid-state materials and understand their physical limitationsDevelop processes for material synthesis that are aligned with the platform goalsDemonstrate a scalable and repeatable approach to achieve the performanceDefine specifications for the processes and materials of interestQualify and introduce scaled-up processes to our baseline flowPerform data analysis and develop control charts
Minimum Requirements:
Education & Experience: You possess a Master's degree in Materials Science (or a related field) with proven experience with process/product development You are familiar with material synthesis processes (solution based processing, ball milling) You are conversant with electrochemistryYou are experienced in safe laboratory practices, especially in handling hazardous chemicalsYou have good interpersonal and presentation skills You are proficient in JMP and/or Python for the application of statistical methods for experiment planning, data analysis, and process control You love working on an energizing and ground breaking technologyYou share our passion for our missionYou are comfortable working in a glovebox, dry room or fume hoodYou are motivated to learn new techniques and refine existing techniquesNice to HavesPhD with experience in energy materials researchExperience with tool specification and designGood understanding of properties of ceramic materialsFamiliarity with technology transfer and FMEA principles
Physical Requirements:
May work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time.May frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist.May be required to use hand or power tools.Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, push and extend arms.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.
*QuantumScape does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. 

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