Software Engineering Manager

Silicon Valley (Redwood City to San Jose) • $180k - $280k


Role Location

  • Silicon Valley (Redwood City to San Jose)


$180k - $280k


101 - 250 people


1730 Technology Dr
San Jose, CA, 95110, US

Tech Stack

  • C#
  • .NET
  • Python
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript

Role Description

We are developing batteries that will power the next generation of transportation. We agree that software is eating the world; as such, we are leaning on software to give us a competitive edge. You will work with developers as well as chemists, materials scientists, process engineers, and physicists in an exciting, multidisciplinary environment. You are an experienced manager who will join and lead our software engineering team. Your background may include databases, cloud deployment, IoT, data engineering, manufacturing environments, and/or ML.

Our software team builds internal tools for scientists to enable them to move radically faster with software tools and ready access to data; your responsibility will be to guide the team as they maintain and expand our data storage and processing capabilities. We deploy code for web and desktop apps and services with on premise infrastructure as well as in the cloud. We aim to build robust systems to maintain a high uptime and few errors.

You are a leader who builds and runs high performing teams. You create an atmosphere of psychological safety and you are comfortable managing people with different styles and skill-sets. In the course of your work, you will become versed in the increasingly impactful battery industry and be able to anticipate our research team's needs. You are a good communicator and an extraordinary teammate. You seek out challenges and learning opportunities. You want to work in a startup environment: a fast pace energizes you, you can wear several hats and pitch in where needed.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL: Define requirements and goals based on input from our internal users and business needs Lead a team to collaborate and meet quarterly goals Hire and retain top-tier talent Mentor engineers and provide them with sustainable, satisfying career trajectories

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: BS in a technical field (Software Engineering or Computer Science is preferred) plus at least 3 years' experience in software engineering management Several years' experience as an individual contributor in programming

HIGHLY DESIRED: Experience in multifaceted architecture decisions, relational and no-SQL databases, cloud and hybrid cloud architectures Experience in manufacturing or pilot environments with Manufacturing Execution Systems, ERP, and/or inventory management is 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.

About Quantumscape

We are redefining the frontier of battery technology by introducing a new battery chemistry that will enable lower cost and higher energy density batteries.

Company Culture

We value integrity, customer service, professional excellence, and transparency. We work hard and expect high quality work from each other; we also play together (examples include Friday basketball, weekend camping trips, annual 5k challenge, summer BBQ and holiday parties).

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