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QuantumScape

Company
51-100
San Jose, CA, USA

Sectors

Energy

Company Description

Manufacturer of lithium batteries designed to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries. The company engages in the manufacturing of electric vehicle batteries that have the density of fossil fuels. The vehicle batteries are manufactured with high energy and power densities and also higher life cycle than standard lithium ion batteries.

Jobs (108)

Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Full time role
Remote
Sep 29, 2022
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 looking for an experienced cloud infrastructure engineer who can enable our software development and infrastructure build out as we move towards building a solid-state battery. The candidate would bring valuable insight into our most difficult infrastructure, networking and third-party software deployment challenges, and deliver solutions that are secure, scalable, and robust. You are a great fit for this role if: You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and enjoy finding opportunities to automate the deployment and management of sophisticated cloud infrastructure.You are a phenomenal teammate who can communicate in simple terms the complexity around cloud architecture and networking.You embrace the opportunity to collaborate with our engineering teams to optimize our deployments while maintaining the best security practices.You will assist our efforts to support a growing multi-site cloud infrastructure built in Google Cloud Platform managed by Terraform, alongside on-premise components managed by Ansible and Google Anthos. Architect and automate the management of our cloud infrastructure, working closely with IT, Software and DevOps teammates to provide a robust solution for hosting our critical software systems. We embrace the latest DevOps and infrastructure-as-code technologies, and empower our team members to push the boundaries of what is possible. Responsibilities: Architect and manage our cloud using best practices in security, automation and observabilityMaintain networking and routing configuration and supporting infrastructure for applications deployed to the cloud as well as on-premiseWorking closely with internal customers to host, configure and maintain production third-party software to support our manufacturing scale-up Requirements: 5+ years of proven experience as a cloud infrastructure engineer.BS in computer science or equivalent fieldExperience with GCP cloud environment and infrastructure-as-code technologies such as TerraformExperience with configuration management tools such as AnsibleComfortable with Linux administration and provisioning of Linux VMsSolid understanding of Docker/K8sStrong scripting language experience in languages such as Bash or PythonExperience with CI/CD frameworks such as GitHub Actions 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.

R&D Technician, CWW Thurs-Sat/Wed Days

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 23, 2022
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. Join a department of engineers and technicians taking groundbreaking concepts to manufacturing. The current shift for this role is CWW days-Thursday thru Saturday, alternate Wednesday from 6:30am-6:30pm. Responsibilities: Collaborate with engineers to run scaling trials and bring up new equipment and processes.Learn and maintain SOPs to standardize production.Keep accurate and detailed laboratory records.Maintain an inventory of laboratory supplies, and a safe and organized workspace.Communicate results and update daily progress. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent.One year or more of hands-on experience in a laboratory R&D environment.Clear written and verbal skills to communicate your observations and ideas.Ability to perform work in a cleanroom, dry room or fume hood that requires the use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time, standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 30lbs.Work in a fast-paced, team environment, and learning new skills.Committed to delivering high quality results, multi task and share our real passion for our mission. Preferred: A technical degree from a 2-year program or more.>2 years’ experience in the battery, solar, disk drive, or coatings industry. 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.

Associate Optical Electron and X-ray Microscopy Support Engineer - AMTS

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 23, 2022
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. Do you want to make a major contribution to this part of the energy economy? Join us on our mission as we transform energy storage to enable a more sustainable future. QuantumScape is looking to add an Associate Optical Electron and X-ray Microscopy Support Engineer - AMTS to our R&D Physical Characterization team.  We are seeking a motivated, diligent, and meticulous R&D Engineer to join our growing team to support the microscopy team. This position will focus on hands-on microscope operation, tool calibration, and method development to improve efficiency and data quality from a fleet of optical, X-ray, and electron microscopes. Our ideal team member is a skilled microscopist, who is meticulous and can work optimally both in teams and independently, and is capable of driving projects to completion under ambitious deadlines. ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES Maintenance and support of the fleet of optical microscopes. Maintaining an accurate record of tool issues, calibration schedules, and training records for users on these tools. The operation and throughput of X-ray microscopes. Maintenance, troubleshooting, sample prep, and co-ordination of broad ion beam mills for timely sample preparation. Operate and coordinate daily utilization and queue of microscopes to ensure high up time for timely and high-volume throughput goals Collaborate with requesters to ensure the feasibility of requests and negotiate expected outcomes Development and updating SOPs for some of the instruments and their maintenance if required. Keeping consumables well supplied, and arrange for tool service and maintenance when issues occur SUCCESS FACTORS Motivated by new challenges and embraces learning new techniques and refining existing techniques Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities Autonomous, personable, positive and a good teammate Prioritize your time effectively and adjust your schedule to meet critical deadlines Comfortable working with computer quality systems and databases Possesses a can-do spirit and is a collaborative teammate and clear communicator Organized, meticulous, and have clear written and verbal communication skills Ability to work into evenings, weekends and flexibility to cover shift gaps on short notice REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related fields Minimum of 1 year of academic or industrial lab experience Experience working in an environment requiring chemical handling and sample preparations PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Experience in analytical tools and techniques (Microscopy: electron, optical, X-Ray, broad ion mill, polishing, cross sectioning) Experience with DOE, SPC, and high-throughput inspection Experience preparing samples in an inert environment, such as glovebox operations, sample preparation (e.g. electrode depositions) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, lab area, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills Sitting or standing for extended periods of time Reaching and twisting motions with hands Lifting up to 15 lbs. 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.

Senior SEM/FIB Microscopy Engineer - Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS)

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 22, 2022
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. Do you want to make a major contribution to this part of the energy economy? Join us on our mission as we transform energy storage to enable a more sustainable future.  We are looking to add a Senior SEM/FIB Microscopy Engineer - Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS) , specializing in training and development, to our team. The ideal candidate has a passion for microscopy, mentoring, team development, and continuous improvement. NOTE - This is a hands-on role and is NOT eligible for remote/hybrid work, as the job duties cannot be performed remotely and are required to be performed onsite. ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES Train area personnel on tool operation, sample handling, sample tracking, and internal systems Promote a constant culture of learning, upskilling, and development both for individuals and team Own area documentation, Best Known Practices (BKPs), procedures, single-point lessons, and training materials Develop, quantify, and standardize performance and quality metrics for team member evaluation and comparison Perform periodic internal audits of area work, ensuring high quality performance Recommend and act on improvement opportunities based on direct observation and customer feedback Ensure area compliance to both company and industry standards, serving as the representative for internal and external audits Hold trainees, peers, and leadership accountable to quality standards and area procedures SUCCESS FACTORS Organized, meticulous, and have clear written and verbal communication skills Motivated by new challenges and embraces learning new techniques Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities Comfortable working with computer quality systems and databases Possesses a can-do spirit and is a collaborative teammate and clear communicator Ability and flexibility to work evenings and weekends; to coordinate program issues, provide training, or cover potential shift gaps REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS B.S. degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field plus 5 years industry experience; 3 years of industry experience with MS degree; or a PhD degree Experience training and mentoring others either in an academic or industrial setting Experience with analytical tools such as FIB/SEM and sample preparation Safely handle chemicals and dispose of hazardous waste Ability to perform work in a glovebox, dry room, and fume hood PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Proficiency using laboratory inventory management (LIMS) software(s) Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 quality standards Direct experience with 5S programs Experience working with a Li-ion battery or analytical test lab Demonstrated experience preparing samples in an inert environment, such as glovebox operations, sample preparation (e.g. electrode depositions) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, lab area, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills Sitting or standing for extended periods of time Reaching and twisting motions with hands Lifting up to 25 lbs. 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.

R&D Technician- XRM,OM

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 22, 2022
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 looking for a diligent technician to support our collaborations with customer teams. Our ideal team member is a skilled, meticulous microscopist, who can work independently and efficiently in large teams, and is capable of helping drive projects to completion ahead of schedule. The current shift for this role is swing shift. Responsibilities: X-Ray and optical microscope operation for high-volume analysis of samples while delivering high-quality images and CT scans with low-noise to meet efficiency goals with minimal errors.Responsible for preparing samples; entering and/or uploading data and interpreting and editing test requests. Perform sample prep using a laser milling machine, and associated recipe development.Responsible for training users across teams and ensure instruments are maintained to spec and calibrated.Monitor and record key parameters during tests and apply "on your feet" critical problem skills to consistently deliver reliable, valuable test results.Maintain a clear, concise shift passdown, lab notebook, and equipment maintenance records and work with databases and spreadsheets.This is an on-site position.Ability to working into evenings, weekends and flexibility to cover shift gaps on short notice. Minimum Requirements: Possess at least an AA or equivalent or 2 years of combined education and experience.Familiarity with X-Ray or Optical microscope operation.Experience with MS Office and data entry. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Motivated by new challenges and embrace learning new techniques and refining existing techniques.Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities.Comfortable working with computer quality systems and databases.Autonomous, personable, positive and a good teammate, communicator.Demonstrate a track record of delivering on your commitments under ambitious schedules.You are organized, meticulous and a have clear written and verbal communication skills Physical Requirements: Work is performed in bunny-suits in a dry room, fume hood, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills and standing for extended periods of time, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 25 lbs. Preferred: Experience working with a Li-ion battery or analytical test lab.Experience with chemical handling, sample preparations, and hazardous waste disposal.Experience preparing samples in an inert environment, such as glovebox operations, sample preparation (e.g. electrode depositions).Experience with optical microscopes, 2-D radiography and microCT/XCT, and associated sample preparation. 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.

Member of Technical Staff, Materials Process Engineering

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 22, 2022
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 looking for a dedicated engineer to join our team to support process development and continuous improvement activities. In this role, you will have the opportunity to continuously improve existing coating, printing, lamination, and sintering processes as well as support the development of new processing methods. Responsibilities: Provide technical support to screen printing operations, monitor processes, solve production problems and spot equipment deficiencies.Sustain baseline operations and quickly adopt new techniques to improve the efficiency and quality of the process.Work towards reducing variability in our current processes.Maintain safety stock of key raw materials, conduct incoming quality control (IQC), purchase and manage essential spare parts for the equipment.Driving process control innovation in collaboration with senior members.Documenting processes and preparing progress reports.Work in accordance with all safety procedures. Minimum requirements: B.S. in Ceramics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent.4-7 years of related experience.You have contributed to a hands-on design project and/or conducted experiments in a laboratory setting.Your time-management and organizational skills allow you to balance multiple high-impact projects.You share a real passion for our mission. Preferred: Knowledge of engineering fundamentals, material science, statistical process control.Proficient in safe laboratory practices especially in handling powders, solvents, and chemicals. Hands-on experience in a wet chemistry. laboratory environment.Experience in using at least one type of engineering software (e.g., JMP, MATLAB/python/R, etc.)Learn and adapt quickly.Respond to challenges with solutions.Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 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.

Principal Environmental Compliance Engineer

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 21, 2022
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. Under the direction of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Director, lead and manage all aspects of Environmental programs, permits, training for all QuantumScape sites. Specific responsibilities include: 1. Assess and lead chemical management, hazardous waste management, air, water, and soil compliance to meet Federal, State, and Local standards. 2. Obtain/update/manage required permits for Environmental Compliance. 3. Participate in building, equipment, and process design review processes to assess environmental issues and mitigation requirements. 4. Lead emissions abatement strategy and permitting process. 5. Create an Environmental Management System but without obtaining the ISO 14,000 certification. 5. Ramp up hazardous waste management program by driving zero waste in landfills over the next few years and robust reclamation programs of battery components. 6. Participate in site acquisition/CERCLA processes. 7. Be a PoC with regulatory agencies for Environmental programs and permits. Job Requirements: - Requires a master’s degree in environmental engineering- 10 plus years of experience- PE certification preferred- Ability to manage many projects- Ability to lead and influence others- Strong leadership skills. This position is at a PMTS level. 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.

SEM / FIB Engineer - Member Technical Staff (MTS)

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 20, 2022
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. Do you want to make a major contribution to this part of the energy economy? Join us on our mission as we transform energy storage to enable a more sustainable future.  We are looking to add an SEM / FIB Engineer - Member Technical Staff (MTS) to our R&D Physical Characterization team. The ideal candidate has a passion for microscopy and seeks to develop new imaging, preparation, and data processing techniques. ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare samples for FIB/SEM, XCT, optical microscopy, and ion mill Optimize sample prep procedures and conditions Identify regions of interest based upon instructions Run maintenance, calibration, and performance spec verification on tools Work with tool vendors to increase equipment uptime by planning preventive maintenance activities Deliver high-quality/volume analysis of samples while meeting sampling goals with minimal errors Coordinate work with internal customers to ensure high quality analytical data while balancing lab sample throughput SUCCESS FACTORS Motivated by new challenges and embraces learning new techniques Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities Comfortable working with computer quality systems and databases Possesses a can-do spirit and is a collaborative teammate and clear communicator Organized, meticulous, and have clear written and verbal communication skills Ability to work into evenings, weekends and flexibility to cover shift gaps on short notice REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS B.S. degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field plus minimum 3 years experience with analytical tools such as FIB/SEM and sample preparation; 1 yr with advanced degree Safely handle chemicals and dispose of hazardous waste PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Advanced degree in Materials Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience Experience with semiconductor FA techniques such as but not limited to: XIVA, TIVA, OBRICH, EBIC, EMMI, etc. Proficiency in at least one type of programming language (e.g., Python, R, JMP, MATLAB, etc.) Familiar operating a plasma FIB system Experience working with a Li-ion battery or analytical test lab Exposure to tool qualification methods and GR&R Experience preparing samples in an inert environment, such as glovebox operations, sample preparation (e.g. electrode depositions) Previous TEM lamellae prep experience PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, lab area, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills Sitting or standing for extended periods of time Reaching and twisting motions with hands Lifting up to 25 lbs. 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.

General Ledger Accountant

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 16, 2022
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. Your role at QuantumScape: As a GL Accountant within the Corporate Accounting team, you will play a key role in supporting cross-functional partners performing monthly and quarterly close responsibilities in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In this role, you will: - Perform monthly, quarterly, and year-end fixed assets accounting close activities as asset settlement, assets creation, capitalizations, retirement, and dispositions of fixed assets, etc.- Provide support to internal customers within Fixed Assets accounting- Coordinate Annual Physical Inventory- Perform monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting close activities- Prepare GL journal entries and balance account reconciliations, including, but not limited to cash, fixed assets, prepaid, accruals etc.- Provide support in external and internal audit.- Support process improvement opportunities that improve the overall efficiency within your area.- Support special accounting projects as required. What we look for: - 2+ years of experience in an accounting and finance organization- Understanding of U.S. GAAP and financial statement- Good verbal and written English skills- Ability to learn quickly, prioritize and have strong attention to detail- Ability to work effectively in teams and with cross functional partners- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel- SAP knowledge preferred- Bachelor’s degree 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.

R&D Technician - CWW- Thurs-Sat/Wed Days

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 15, 2022
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. Are you passionate about research and excited about new technologies? Are you eager to improve materials that might make a better future? We are looking for a conscientious and hardworking R&D battery materials technician to join our Electrolyte Development Team to help support our groundbreaking experiments. The current shift for this role is compressed work week. Thursday thru Saturday, alternate Wednesday from 6:30am-6:30pm. Should be open to 2nd shift work if required. Responsibilities : In accordance with all safety policies and procedures, you will collaborate with scientists and engineers to support their experiments.You will help execute materials processing for R&D experiments.You will build ceramic coatings on substrates on R2R coaters and transition them into battery material films using high volume web processing and pouch cells, and QuantumScape proprietary devices per SOPs or with scientists' oversight.You will detail daily experiments and communicate completion status using MS Office applications and an internal website.You will notice and give feedback for anomalies or unexpected results. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities : You are able to handle a dynamic research environment.You are ready to learn a range of lab skills.You are open and capable to work within a Clean Dry Room environment every day.You are flexible and can collaborate on different projects with researchers.You are comfortable using software for task completion and logging data. Minimum Requirements : You have a minimum of a high school diploma with at least 2 years working in a lab R&D environment or a 2-4 year technical degree program.You are committed to delivering high quality results and share our real passion for our mission.You can use basic computer software, including Microsoft Office.Basic knowledge of chemical handling. Preferred: Experience in a materials or battery lab.Experience in web processing.A technical degree in Chemistry, Materials, or Ceramics. Physical Requirements: The bulk of the work will be conducted in dryrooms and/or cleanrooms.Working collaboratively with designers and researchers to support their critical development activities. 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.

Senior Accountant

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 14, 2022
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. Your role at QuantumScape: As a Senior Accountant within the Corporate Accounting team, you will play a key role in supporting cross-functional partners performing monthly and quarterly close responsibilities in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In this role, you will: - Perform and coordinate monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting close activities.- Prepare and review of GL journal entries and balance account reconciliations- Lead the team in various monthly and quarterly close processes in SAP, including GL, intercompany, consolidation and SAP group reporting. - Ensure proper internal control documentation based on the Risk Controls Matrix applicable to the team.- Act as liaison between Corporate Accounting and international accounting team in completing the close process.- Perform and help manager to lead financial statement analytics at month end- Prepare required information to support external reporting, including financial statements and supporting schedules for Forms 10-K, 10-Q etc.- Provide support to internal and external audit activities including providing required deliverables. - Provide oversight, coaching and supervision of 1-2 direct reports- Support critical accounting projects including the design, implementation, and maintenance of finance systems/applications- Support the design, implementation, and maintenance of effective global accounting processes, policies, and procedures- Drive and support process improvement opportunities that improve the overall efficiency within your area- Special projects as required. What we look for: - 5+ years of experience in an accounting and finance organization, mix of public accounting and private industry preferred.- Understanding of U.S. GAAP and financial statements.- Attention to detail resulting in consistently reliable, accurate and thorough work.- Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills- Work effectively in a team environment.- Experience managing people preferred- SAP experience preferred.- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel- Bachelor’s degree- CPA candidate preferred, not required 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.

Senior Advanced R&D Battery Materials Research Engineer

Full time role
QS Japan
Sep 13, 2022
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. 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. QuantumScapeは独自の固体金属リチウム電池技術によって、エネルギー貯蔵を変革するためのミッションに乗り出しました。QuantumScapeの次世代電池は、電気自動車の航続距離、急速充電性能、および安全性を向上するために設計されており、従来のエネルギー源から低炭素社会への転換を支えます。 Are you an engineer or scientist who loves working on new groundbreaking technologies, together with a diverse team in a rapidly evolving market? 急激に発展するマーケットの中で、多様なチームメンバーとともに革新的な技術を探求してみませんか? QuantumScape is expanding our Advanced R&D team to the Asia-Pacific region, in our newly established R&D Center in Kyoto, Japan. We are seeking experienced research scientists fit for the role of a forward-thinking Senior Battery Materials Research Engineer - Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS ) that is a versatile researcher who is looking for technical challenges and professional growth. The individual most successful in this new role would be a materials scientist or engineer with a background in battery research. We are seeking a researcher to further improve the performance of our novel solid-state battery materials. This role is inherently hands-on in lab and requires a strong understanding of data analysis and experimental rigor. QuantumScapeはアジア初の研究開発拠点として京都にR&Dセンターを設立し、R&Dチームを拡張しました。QuantumScapeは新しい技術的なチャレンジと成長を追い求めるSenior Battery Materials Research Engineer - Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS) として、経験豊富で多彩に活躍する研究者を探しております。電池に関する研究開発を行われた経験のある研究者もしくはエンジニアに最も適したポジションです。QuantumScapeの革新的な固体電池の性能をさらに向上できる研究者を求めております。研究所での実験作業に従事いただくため手を動かす機会が多くあり、データ解析能力や判断力も必要とします。 ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES • Effectively design and execute experiments to identify suitable materials for high energy density QuantumScape battery cells • Understand the failure modes and requirements of battery cells and develop new materials to overcome those limits • Perform failure analyses and materials characterization to assess new materials • Optimize electrode and electrolyte materials meeting requirements from customers and the market • Collaborate with the global team of chemists, materials scientists, process engineers, and technicians in a fast-moving, multidisciplinary environment • Deliver high-quality technical reports to the global R&D team • Consciously follow lab EHS standard to assure safe daily operations • Proactively prepare the equipment and lab setup necessary for the R&D activities • QuantumScapeの高エネルギー密度電池セルに適した材料を見出すための実験を効果的に計画・遂行する • 電池セルの劣化モードや必要となる特性について理解し、材料開発を通じてそのような障壁を克服する • 新規材料の特性理解をするために、評価や劣化解析を行う • 顧客やマーケットの要求に合わせて、電極材料や電解質材料を最適化する • 多くの専門分野にわたり、変化にとんだR&D活動においてグローバルR&Dチームメンバーと協働する • 高品質なレポートをグローバルR&Dチームと共有する • ラボでのEHS基準を意識しながら、安全に日々の業務を行う • 研究開発に必要な装置やラボ環境を積極的に導入・準備する SUCCESS FACTORS • Passionate for making an impact on the world’s energy challenges • Strong communicator who enjoys working in a team to solve complex challenges • Motivated by new challenges and easily embraces learning new techniques • Enjoys working within a diverse and global team • Action-oriented and willing to make mistakes and adjust to reach the final goal • Self-motivated and have a track record of learning new skills and techniques, and applying those to achieve results • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, and adapt quickly to changes • Shows customer (external and internal) focus• 世界のエネルギー問題に対してインパクトのある解決を与えることに情熱的な方 • 複雑な課題にチームとして挑むことを楽しめるコミュニケーション能力の高い方 • 新しいチャレンジに動機づけられ、新しい技術を習得することに熱心な方 • グローバルで多様なチームの中で協働することを楽しめる方 • ミスをしながら微調整することでゴールを目指す、行動力のある方 • 新しいスキルや技術を習得し、応用した経験がある自発的な方 • 急速に変化する環境で奮起し、変化に対して適応できる方 • 顧客志向をもって業務を進められる方 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field with experience in battery materials and analysis; or MS degree in science and engineering with a minimum of 4 years of industrial experience in the energy storage industry • Direct experience with synthesis or characterization of active materials or electrolytes and in-depth knowledge of electrochemical testing • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of safe chemical handling and experience in following laboratory practices • Sound understanding of materials science fundamentals • 材料科学、化学工学、その他関連領域において博士課程を修了し、電池材料やその分析について経験のある方、もしくは理学や工学分野において修士課程を修了し、産業界においてエネルギー貯蔵分野に4年以上の経験のある方 • 活物質や電解質の合成や分析での実務経験があり、電気化学評価について深い見識のある方 • 化学物質の安全な取り扱いやラボでの研究開発活動についての実践的な深い見識のある方 • 基本的な材料科学についての充分な理解のある方 PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Proven experience with sophisticated material characterization methods • Proven experience in Lithium-ion battery research or development • Track record of working in a global team using English as a common language • 高度な材料評価技術の実践的な経験がある方 • リチウムイオン電池の研究または開発の実践的な経験がある方 • 英語を日常的に使いながらグローバルチームと働いた経験のある方 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, lab area, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time • Reaching and twisting motions with hands • 業務はドライルーム、ヒュームフード、ラボエリア、グローブボックスなど作業場での精密な作業を要する • 立ち作業や座り作業を一定時間行う • 手を伸ばしたり、ひねったりする作業を行う 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. 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.

Principal Advanced R&D Materials Research Engineer

Full time role
QS Japan
Sep 13, 2022
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. 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. QuantumScapeは独自の固体金属リチウム電池技術によって、エネルギー貯蔵を変革するためのミッションに乗り出しました。QuantumScapeの次世代電池は、電気自動車の航続距離、急速充電性能、および安全性を向上するために設計されており、従来のエネルギー源から低炭素社会への転換を支えます。 Are you an engineer or scientist who loves working on new groundbreaking technologies, together with a diverse team in a rapidly evolving market? 急激に発展するマーケットの中で、多様なチームメンバーとともに革新的な技術を探求してみませんか? QuantumScape is expanding our Advanced R&D team to the Asia-Pacific region, in our newly established R&D Center in Kyoto, Japan. We are seeking experienced research scientists fit for the role of a forward-thinking Senior Battery Materials Research Engineer - Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS ) that is a versatile researcher who is looking for technical challenges and professional growth. The individual most successful in this new role would be a materials scientist or engineer with a background in battery research. We are seeking a researcher to further improve the performance of our novel solid-state battery materials. This role is inherently hands-on in lab and requires a strong understanding of data analysis and experimental rigor. QuantumScapeはアジア初の研究開発拠点として京都にR&Dセンターを設立し、R&Dチームを拡張しました。QuantumScapeは新しい技術的なチャレンジと成長を追い求めるSenior Battery Materials Research Engineer - Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS) として、経験豊富で多彩に活躍する研究者を探しております。電池に関する研究開発を行われた経験のある研究者もしくはエンはエンジニアに最も適したポジションです。QuantumScapeの革新的な固体電池の性能をさらに向上できる研究者を求めております。研究所での実験作業に従事いただくため手を動かす機会が多くあり、データ解析能力や判断力も必要とします。 ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES • Effectively design and execute experiments to identify suitable materials for high energy density QuantumScape battery cells • Understand the failure modes and requirements of battery cells and develop new materials to overcome those limits • Perform failure analyses and materials characterization to assess new materials • Optimize electrode and electrolyte materials meeting requirements from customers and the market • Collaborate with the global QuantumScape team of chemists, materials scientists, process engineers, and technicians in a fast-moving, multidisciplinary environment • Deliver high-quality technical reports to the global R&D team • Consciously follow lab EHS standard to assure safe daily operations • Proactively prepare the equipment and lab setup necessary for the R&D activities • Lead development projects and teams with a broad overview in respect to the QuantumScape global R&D activities • With a broad perspective, actively scout for technologies in Japan and effectively incorporate such technologies into the QuantumScape global activities • QuantumScapeの高エネルギー密度電池セルに適した材料を見出すための実験を効果的に計画・遂行する • 電池セルの劣化モードや必要特性について理解し、材料開発を通じてそのような障壁を克服する • 新規材料の特性を理解するために、評価や劣化解析を行う • 顧客やマーケットの要求に合わせて、電極材料や電解質材料を最適化する • 多くの専門分野にわたり、変化に富んだR&D活動においてグローバルR&Dチームメンバーと協働する • 高品質なレポートをグローバルR&Dチームと共有する • ラボでのEHS基準を意識しながら、安全に日々の業務を行う • 研究開発に必要な装置やラボ環境を積極的に導入・準備する • QuantumScapeのグローバルR&D活動を見渡しながら、開発プロジェクトやチームをリードする。 • 視野を広く主に日本にあるテクノロジーを精力的に探索し、QuantumScapeの事業に効果的に取り込む SUCCESS FACTORS • Passionate for making an impact on the world’s energy challengesStrong communicator who enjoys working in a team to solve complex challenges • Motivated by new challenges and easily embraces learning new techniques • Enjoys working within a diverse and global team • Action-oriented and willing to make mistakes and adjust to reach the final goal • Self-motivated and has a track record of learning new skills and techniques, and applying those to achieve results • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, and adapt quickly to changes • Shows customer (external and internal) focus • 世界のエネルギー問題に対してインパクトのある解決を与えることに情熱的な方 • 複雑な課題にチームとして挑むことを楽しめるコミュニケーション能力の高い方 • 新しいチャレンジに動機づけられ、新しい技術を習得することに熱心な方 • グローバルで多様なチームの中で協働することを楽しめる方 • ミスをしながら微調整することでゴールを目指す、行動力のある方 • 新しいスキルや技術を習得し、応用した経験がある自発的な方 • 急速に変化する環境で奮起し、変化に対して適応できる方 • 顧客志向をもって業務を進められる方 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field with experience in battery materials and analysis with a minimum of 6 years of industrial experience in the energy storage industry; or MS degree in science and engineering with a minimum of 8 years of industrial experience in the energy storage industry • Direct experience with synthesis or characterization of active materials or electrolytes and in-depth knowledge of electrochemical testing • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of safe chemical handling and experience in following laboratory practices • Sound understanding of materials science fundamentals • 材料科学、化学工学、その他関連領域において博士課程を修了し、電池材料やその分析について経験のあり、産業界においてエネルギー貯蔵分野に6年以上の経験のある方、もしくは理学や工学分野において修士課程を修了し、産業界においてエネルギー貯蔵分野に8年以上の経験のある方 • 活物質や電解質の合成や分析での実務経験があり、電気化学評価について深い見識のある方 • 化学物質の安全な取り扱いやラボでの研究開発活動についての実践的な深い見識のある方 • 基本的な材料科学についての充分な理解のある方 PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Proven experience with sophisticated material characterization methods • Proven experience in Lithium-ion battery research or development • Track record of working in a global team using English as a common language • 高度な材料評価技術の実践的な経験がある方 • リチウムイオン電池の研究または開発の実践的な経験がある方 • 英語を日常的に使いながらグローバルなチームと働いた経験のある方 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, lab area, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time • Reaching and twisting motions with hands • 業務はドライルーム、ヒュームフード、ラボエリア、グローブボックスなど作業場での精密な作業を要する • 立ち作業や座り作業を一定時間行う • 手を伸ばしたり、ひねったりする作業を行う 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. 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.

Associate EHS Engineer - Member Technical Staff (AMTS)

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2022
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. Do you want to make a major contribution to this part of the energy economy? Join us on our mission as we transform energy storage to enable a more sustainable future.  We are looking to add an Associate EHS Engineer - Associate Member Technical Staff (AMTS) to our Environment Health & Safety team. The ideal candidate has a passion for supporting the development and maintenance of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs to ensure compliance, injury prevention, and risk mitigation. ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES Participate in regular area inspections, document corrective actions, and track closure Coordinate and/or deliver EHS training Use and manage an online learning management system Coordinate vendors to perform onsite tasks Record environmental parameters. Monitor hazardous waste handling and storage. Take effective steps to ensure that all required records are prepared and maintained Conduct and document regular inspections of safety equipment May participate in regulatory inspections or assist in the investigation and preparation of reports on injuries Participate in the safe installation of new process equipment Support development and completion of environmental/sustainability metrics Actively participate in Emergency Response Team and Safety Committee activities In support of 5S initiatives, work with employees to ensure a clean, safe, and balanced workplace Finish the assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time SUCCESS FACTORS Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities Possesses a can-do spirit and is a collaborative teammate and clear communicator Organized, meticulous, and have clear written and verbal communication skills Attention to detail and the ability to work under general supervision Ability to deal with confidential information in a professional manner Must demonstrate personal integrity and high ethical standards REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS B.S. degree in chemistry, engineering, or related fields Work in a constantly evolving environment with Facilities, Hardware, and R&D leaders, and staffing at all levels Ability to approach sophisticated problems by actively seeking information and new insights from a variety of sources, consistently looking for novel ways to solve problems, and mastering unfamiliar information, tasks, and situations quickly and optimally PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES MS in chemistry or engineering fields Two years of work experience in the EHS field Experience working within a battery or automotive operations and/or manufacturing teams Strong data management and analysis skills PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time Frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist May be required to use hand or power tools Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift up to 30 pounds, push and extend arms Sitting or standing for extended periods of time 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.

R&D Technician, Cathode - CWW - Wed thru Fri/Sat

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 10, 2022
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 an experienced and diligent R&D Technician to join our existing team for development of next generation cathode. The current shift for this role is CWW, Wednesday thru Friday alternate Saturday, 6:30pm-6:30am. Responsibilities: Fabrication of cathode electrode for all-solid-state batteries.Preparing test battery cells for successful test execution.Maintaining the organization and function of the laboratory space and equipment.Complete production documentation accurately and timely. Minimum Requirements: 1+ years of work experience in a fast-paced lab or manufacturing environment requiring high accuracy execution of processes or experiments.Use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time, standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands. Dexterity to perform work in a glovebox, dry room and fume hood.Able to quickly adapt to constantly evolving processes and learn new processes; follow procedures to efficiently run equipment and handle chemicals safely.You love working closely with a team in an energizing and fast-paced environment; you share our real passion for our mission.Ability to remain focused in repetitive and critical operations.Clear written and verbal skills to logically communicate ideas and thought processes. Preferred: Ability to read SDS.Experience in powder process, e.g. mixing, milling, spraying.Hand-on experience in pellet press or other densification techniques. 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.

Sr. Cell Test Technician - CWW Days

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 9, 2022
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. Are you passionate for test, excited about new technology and driven for success? Then this could be your next career move!In response to the need to scale up for production, we are building our battery test team. We are seeking an expert and diligent senior technician to join our rapidly expanding team! Responsibilities: This role is to help QuantumScape achieve success by supporting production and characterization of materials used in batteries. The position involves collaborating with scientists and engineers to put the devices through a range of battery tests. This includes preparing test devices for successful test execution; scheduling, configuring and performing electrical tests, making sure that tests start in a timely manner; ensuring devices, tests, and results are handled with care and accurately recorded; ensuring the integrity of test data through the careful execution of procedures and communication of issues.The senior R&D technician will be responsible for coordinating on shift activities and for providing training and assistance to the other team members as well as reporting on progress and issues encountered.The senior technician will create new procedures for lab operations and document them.The senior technician will also be responsible for the resolution of issues of significant scope that may involve working with other departments.The senior technician is expected to be hands on with the lab operations.The position requires coordinating the organization and function of the laboratory space and equipment including preventive maintenance and equipment calibration.Continuous improvement activities in safety, delivery and quality are required. Minimum Education and Experience: A technical diploma is likely but a minimum requirement is a high school diploma with demonstrated ability as a technician in an R&D or manufacturing environment, preferably with an emphasis on electrical test. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The successful candidate will have acquired the following knowledge, skills and abilities that will be used in this position:Excellent familiarity with computer operation with the ability to run automated testing, transfer and validate data files;5-8 years of related work experience;Strong collaboration and teamwork, including clear and open communication; ensure issues with samples and tests are quickly addressed;Good organizational skills and you have careful attention to the smallest of details;The ability to effectively coordinate the work of others;Ability to work independently and to communicate the status of your work to your peers across shifts to ensure effective collaboration across shifts;Good analytical skills for making independent decisions based on data;Motivation for success. Any of the following are a plus. In addition to the above, the following will help achieve success:a technical degree from a program of at least 2 years duration;experience with commercial battery test equipmentexperience in building basic electrical hardware with mechanical assembly, wire stripping and cable assembly, and soldering of components;knowledge of secondary (rechargeable) battery components and electrical characteristics;experience of testing in a volume manufacturing environment.The expected shift for this position 12 hour shifts alternating 3-4 periods per week. 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.

Senior Supply Manager

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 9, 2022
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. Do you want to help support world-class R&D and manufacturing capabilities in the energy industry? We need a Supply Manager to join our team and ensure the company can rapidly scale its operations to commercialize its technology and change the world!In this role, you will: Build and own supplier relationships crucial to our operation: Communicate forecasts, lead regular cross-functional discussions, coordinate material orders, and troubleshoot quality issuesAct as the internal supply specialist in the material category that you lead: Become the “go-to-person” for internal customers, able to provide insights into the market and key playersManage critical material inventory across multiple storage locations and generate data to inform inventory policyCollaborate with industry-leading scientists and engineers to source new material to support exciting, constantly evolving development workEnsure our supply chain resilience through identifying and qualifying new suppliers that can support us through our rapid growth Minimum requirements:Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical field, with exposure to manufacturing environmentsYou have a solid track record for balancing multiple priorities and working across cross-functional teams.You are organized and pay attention to the detailsYou are both an outstanding communicator and listener, with a focus on the customerYou have experience reading technical part drawingsYou have excellent Excel skills Additional Skills:Experience working with battery materials and knowledge of battery suppliers and market is a plusExperience in business, operations, or supply chain management is a plusExperience acting as the interface between technical internal customers and external suppliers is a bonusMandarin or Japanese language skills are a plus 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.

R&D Technician - CWW, Wed-Fri/Sat

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 9, 2022
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. Join a department of engineers and technicians taking groundbreaking concepts to manufacturing. The current shift for this role is CWW nights-Wednesday thru Friday, alternate Saturday from 6:30pm-6:30am. Responsibilities: Collaborate with engineers to run scaling trials and bring up new equipment and processes.Learn and maintain SOPs to standardize production.Keep accurate and detailed laboratory records.Maintain an inventory of laboratory supplies, and a safe and organized workspace.Communicate results and update daily progress. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent.One year or more of hands-on experience in a laboratory R&D environment.Clear written and verbal skills to communicate your observations and ideas.Ability to perform work in a cleanroom, dry room or fume hood that requires the use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time, standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 20lbs.Work in a fast-paced, team environment, and learning new skills.Committed to delivering high quality results, multi task and share our real passion for our mission. Preferred: A technical degree from a 2-year program or more.>2 years’ experience in the battery, solar, disk drive, or coatings industry. 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.

Senior SAP Basis Administrator

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 7, 2022
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. The Sr. SAP Basis Administrator will collaborate with QS Cross functional teams to build a scalable system and/or process solutions to improve efficiency, productivity and security. Responsibilities: This role will report directly to the Director of SAP Systems and is part of the Enterprise Systems organization. Administration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and tuning of all S4 Hana environment and broadly understand GCP cloud. Manage the SAP sub-systems, such as like SAP Content Server (KPRO), SAP Web Dispatcher, SAP Cloud Connector, SAP BTP, SAP Ariba, Success factors, SAP Landscape Transformation Server (SLT) Manage the hybrid SAP system landscape, including S/4 HANA, Fiori, GRC, Enterprise Portals and Solution Manager Ability to provide support (e.g., break/fix, how to expertise, minor enhancements, monitoring, testing) business to maintain productivity level. Work closely with project teams during build, test and go-lives Technical troubleshooting, and support Period (Monthly, quarterly and year end) activities. Plan, manage, implement, support and/or monitor SAP integration solutions and middleware for on-premise, cloud or hybrid scenarios Analyze daily system health checks across all SAP landscapes and provide various proactive measures to reduce any Audit or security breaches including availability of SAP Applications Support finalization of software version based on compatibility and hardware configuration Analyze, recommend, Implement & Maintain HA and DR architecture Analyze, recommend, implement & maintain backup strategy/ backup policy Be the focal for all S4 related activities in the Change Review Board Ability to work independently and lead teams (near-shore/offshore) Required Skills: Experience with SAP S/4 HANA, and a good understanding of GCP cloud Knowledgeable current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting multiple business functions and aspects of how they interrelate to other areas. Ability to analyze, diagnose, suggest and implement process changes. Ability to demonstrate strong understanding of SAP applications, infrastructure, and security. Experience in S4 installation, upgrade, planning & setup. Experience in HANA DB installation, upgrade, planning, setup, implementation, and security. SAP Cloud connector Security and parameter consideration, review initial sizing needed for Cloud Connector Understand Basis Security standards & guidelines as well as present solutions and options to leadership, project teams, and other stakeholders.Working with the business users to define scope and gather business requirements Ensures detailed requirements are captured from appropriate IT teams. Influences technical solution. Identifies gaps between requirement and design system/application capabilities and negotiates resolution. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and work on multiple projects simultaneously.Create and execute test plans, cases, and scripts; establish and manage acceptance criteria, identifies defects and works to a resolution with the Developers and business teams. Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously work closely with cross functional teams and provide ongoing support, as required, to business function. Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 7 + years of relevant experience as an SAP Basis and NetWeaver Administrator. 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.

PLM Operations Engineer/CMMS PLM/Planner

Full time role
HQ- San Jose, CA
Sep 2, 2022
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. The PLM Operations Engineer serves as the liaison between Maintenance, Production, and Operations Engineering. · Develop procedures (Work Plan/Job Plan) steps for work orders and identify job safety (LOTO) and regulatory approval requirements. · Plan and schedule the work orders through the Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) through knowledge and skills determine the most efficient and optimal way for maintenance shops to perform the work. · Assist with managing and driving product lifecycle management (PLM) readiness under entrance and exit requirements for all build phases and product lifecycle while working within all internal universal part number (UPN) document control standards.· Assist with executing and tracking completion of engineering change orders (ECO), manufacturing change orders (MCO), and all other configuration management activities· Coordinate the implementation of internal subsystem bill of materials (BOM) and top-level assemblies (TLA).· Help to provide structural assistance and management for the creation of on-the-shelf (OTS), custom part numbers, including BOM.· Assist with managing and driving product lifecycle management (PLM) readiness under entrance and exit requirements for all build phases and product lifecycle while working within all internal universal part number (UPN) document control standards.· Research product change impact to ensure that all products affected are identified and any issues resolved prior to the documents being finalized within product documentation management application.· Help to interface and communicate project status with engineering, other cross-functional departments, and 3rd parties.· Assist with managing information and applicable supporting documents including, manufacturing part numbers (MPN) specifications, restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) certificates, and other applicable attributes for stakeholders from approved manufacturer list (AML), and approved vendor List (AVL). · Lead the job or work planning process. (Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annually) · Identify labor, materials, tools, and safety requirements for maintenance work orders. · Reduce cost of maintenance while improving service, minimize downtime and interruptions to overall operations, apply technical and maintenance experience to analysis of each job. · Support spare parts management. · Communicate job plan to the Maintenance Supervisors and/or Technicians prior to start of the work. · Communicate and collaborate with Production Operations Team to optimize scheduling and ensure critical equipment needs (Preventative Maintenance, Corrective Work, Safety Updates, etc.) are accounted for in the build planning process. · Manage Work Order backlogs, track work order aging, and communicate planned and ready backlogs to Supervisors and Techs. · Display a positive attitude and practice strong work ethics that reflects the mission, philosophy, and goals of QuantumScape. · Support other projects as needed by management as business needs change. REQUIREMENTS: · Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, or related program, and/or equivalent in work experience. · Previous experience with ERP/MRP Systems and Maximo. · Two+ years' experience in MAXIMO or related maintenance database systems. · Functional understanding of all MAXIMO modules - assets, work orders, service request, inventory, reporting. · Proficiency with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). · Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with equipment maintenance planning in a high-volume manufacturing environment, and experience as an Engineer in a high-volume manufacturing environment. · Experienced reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, electrical schematics. · Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite, Word, PowerPoint, with a significant emphasis on Microsoft Excel. · Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. 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.

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