Lead NPI Manufacturing Engineer - 18090196


Job Title:            Lead NPI Manufacturing Engineer              

Department:       Manufacturing

Region:               Sunnyvale, CA                                                                                        


Quanergy Systems Inc. is a privately-held Silicon Valley based technology company leading the development of 3D-LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions for real-time 3D perception. Object detection and tracking, identification, classification and mapping are some of the applications this LiDAR addresses. Quanergy is disrupting the LiDAR technology and market space, accelerating the growth of IoT ecosystems with more affordable, better performing, and small form factor LiDAR sensors. 


The Lead NPI Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for New Product Introduction of Quanergy’s advanced 3D LiDAR sensors by working closely with Engineering and Manufacturing on product development, following through with performance validation and launch to General Availability. You will have a leading role in all phases of development which include prototyping, pilot builds, manufacturing, and improvement of manufacturing processes. Your skill in leveraging software, understanding product yield, utilizing automation, fixtures, test equipment and machines for the purpose of producing quality products, elimination of waste, and producing cost effective product is paramount.

Collaborative leadership is a requirement, as you will work with other NPI functions including NPI Program Management, Supply Base Engineering, R&D, Production and Quality.

The Lead NPI Manufacturing Engineer will be accountable for the design and development of tests and automated processes used in production. You will be hands-on and directly involved with setting up low volume prototype production operation at our facility at Sunnyvale, CA.


  • Planning, directing and coordinating activities in order to ensure program goals are accomplished within defined scope, time, quality and cost constraints.
  • Interfacing with Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Product Management and beta customers.
  • Responsible for beta customer build plan on all new products.
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones and required tasks, based on planned resources and resource allocations.
  • Proactively resolve and/or escalate risks and issues, tightly managing program dependencies and resource conflicts.
  • Constructively challenge assumptions and propose efficient solutions, in order to meet/exceed program goals.
  • Coordinate and participate in formal Gate reviews and on-going project communication to all stakeholders and participants.
  • Ensure technical and program documentation is created and up to date.
  • Provide input into the development of test plans and direct quality assurance testing activities.
  • Coordinate the deployment of new or modified business tools and processes to increase team productivity, program efficiency, and effectiveness.


  • 10+ years of NPI engineering experience in a manufacturing environment for industrial applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields.


  • Master’s degree or PhD in technical field.


  • Experience with LiDAR sensing solutions for Industrial, Robotics, and security applications.
  • Proven track record of successful design and development of manufacturing processes taking new products to production.
  • Proficient in process development and optimization to increase consistency, reliability and throughput.
  • Experience with training and for developing documentation for transfer of new products to production ramp up.
  • Proficiency in data analysis for inline process control and optimization.
  • Yield improvement for manufacturing and production.
  • Hands on experience with electronic hardware and software tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with good problem solving skills.
  • High degree of initiative and ability to take decisive action.
  • Positive attitude and ability to prioritize, deal with multiple assignments and stressful situations.
  • Excellent people and management skills interacting with staff, colleagues, cross-functional teams and third parties.
  • Practical knowledge and skilled in project management methodologies and tools such as Microsoft Project, Jira, etc..


  • Experience with LiDAR sensing solutions for automotive applications.
  • Have held previous position as Manufacturing/Engineering leader.
  • Worked in a fast-paced and demanding start-up environment.
  • Lean six Sigma experience.

Quanergy. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or Veteran status.

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