Title:  Sr. Mechanical Packaging Engineer

Date:  Jun 18, 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.


Role Description:

We are seeking a proficient and experienced Mechanical Engineer specializing in Lithium-Ion Battery Packaging and Design Engineering to join our innovative team. The selected candidate will be responsible for the mechanical design, packaging, and optimization of lithium-ion battery systems.


  • Lead the mechanical design and packaging of lithium-ion battery systems, focusing on optimizing performance, safety, and reliability.

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate battery systems into various applications, ensuring design compatibility and efficiency.

  • Perform feasibility studies and design analysis to enhance battery system performance and structural integrity.

  • Utilize CAD software and simulation tools to conduct stress analysis, thermal management, and packaging optimization.

  • Provide technical guidance and support for continuous improvement in battery system design and manufacturing processes.

  • Conduct testing, validation, and troubleshooting to address mechanical challenges in battery system design.


  • Minimum of bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering or related field and 5 years of experience OR Master’s degree and 3+ years of related experience; OR Ph.D.

  • Proficiency in CAD software for design and analysis (e.g., SolidWorks, CATIA).

  • Comprehensive knowledge of lithium-ion battery cell technology, packaging, thermal management, and stress analysis.

  • Strong problem-solving abilities with a meticulous focus on quality and attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate in a multicultural setting.

  • If you possess these qualifications and are excited about contributing to cutting-edge projects in lithium-ion battery design and packaging, we invite you to apply and be a part of our innovative and collaborative team.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, with a focus on battery technology preferred.

  • Hands-on experimental experience with polymer materials

  • Experience with polymer characterization


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 salary range of $123,700 - $198,000, and a 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.