Title:  Principal Automation Systems Engineer

Date:  Jun 19, 2024


Work Location Type:  On-site
Company:  QuantumScape Corporation

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.

Principal Systems Design Engineer equipment design, automation and Integration from R&D to Manufacturing Environments.

In this role:

You will be responsible for aiding the design, build, test and manufacture of a proprietary equipment which is integral to the company’s success. You will work with process and design team members who are responsible for previous and subsequent processing steps to determine the specifications of the equipment. Your responsibilities leading the team will include complete equipment development from identification of needs, concept design, prototyping, and final manufacturing equipment design including mechanical, electrical and software. Experience and exposure to other equipment platforms related to automation, assembly or test is required.


Minimum Requirements:

Experience and Education

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree with 10+ years or Master's degree with 6+ years of proven experience with equipment design, automation and integration from R&D to manufacturing environments.

Experience with supplier management and/or collaborating with remote engineering teams.

Educational background in mechanical, electrical, or other engineering fields


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Determination of equipment specifications

Lead the equipment design, from architecture to detail design.

Lead project including daily activities, schedule, reporting and budget.

Lead equipment build and test.

Installation and support of the equipment into the factory

Equipment quality assurance during all phases of development and implementation

5-10% travel required.

Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude


Mid-point salary range for this role is $200,200.00. Final base compensation will be based on a candidate’s qualifications. 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 employer sponsored health insurance, 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.