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Senior Member of Technical Staff, Failure Analysis and Cell Development



California, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

QuantumScape developed the industry’s first anode-less cell design, which delivers high energy density while lowering material costs and simplifying manufacturing. Our innovative battery cell technology can store energy more efficiently and reliably than today’s lithium-ion batteries.


QuantumScape is seeking an experienced and highly motivated failure analysis engineer. You will work in our state-of-the art lab, developing new test methods and characterization techniques that steer improvements to our novel solid-state battery processes and materials.


  • PhD in materials science, chemical engineering, applied physics, or related field preferred or MS with a minimum of 3 years experience in materials research and development

  • Proficiency in materials characterization and experimentation

  • 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


  • Knowledge of statistical approaches for analyzing large datasets

  • Fluency in scripting languages for data analysis

  • Hands-on experience in failure analysis of materials and devices

  • Familiarity with electrochemistry or energy storage-related technologies

This position is required to perform these above essential duties and responsibilities onsite at our QS offices.

Compensation & Benefits: Salary range for this role has a range of $123,700 to 198,000, and a final salary will be determined by the candidate's experience and educational background. QuantumScape also offers an annual bonus and a generous RSU/Equity package as part of its compensation plan. In addition, we do offer a tremendous benefits plan including employee paid health care, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and other exciting perks.

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.