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Controls Engineer

Reports to: Head of Control Systems
Type: Full Time (non-contract, non-remote)
Travel Requirements: Light to Medium (6-12 Weeks Per Year Estimated)
Start Date: Now
Location: Austin, TX
Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology, or computer science, or 4+ years’ experience in a related field.
The ICON technology team is adding talented controls engineers to our team in an effort to develop, commission, and support our growing fleet of mobile large-scale concrete 3D printers.


  • Develop cutting edge motion and process control software to develop and improve both new and existing products.
  • Collaborate with other departments to design, develop, and implement control and sensing strategies across multiple areas of the company.
  • Support printers operating in the field, both remotely and on site.
  • Must be willing to perform a wide range of tasks on a daily basis (e.g. Transition from office work to field work at a moment’s notice).
  • Travel is minimal, however, the ability to travel (including international) on short notice is required.


  • Strong understanding and experience in the Industrial Automation and control systems industry.
  • A solid understanding of IP based computer networking.
  • Fluency in some form of real-time control software.
  • A proven track record of delivering projects to end users.
  • A solid understanding of motion or process control techniques in real-time industrial systems.  
  • Innovative, driven, out of the box thinker, self-motivated to investigate and implement new ideas, and proactive in overcoming obstacles.
  • A service oriented attitude when in a support role.
  • Ability to prioritize and stay cool in a dynamic start-up environment.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be prepared to work, in part, in extreme environments: temps > 100 degrees or below freezing, sun, rain, mud, lack of electricity, etc. 


  • Prior start-up experience.
  • Fluency in IEC 61131-3 languages, especially Beckhoff TwinCAT.
  • Understanding of various field buses, protocols, sensors, and actuators.
  • Advanced IP Networking, including VPN, mobile networks, IoT.
  • Knowledge of non-PLC programming languages, such as javascript, python, c++, etc.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics, and the ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of ROS.
  • Industrial safety system experience.
  • Knowledge of database driven software.
  • High performance communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to less technical people.
  • A hunger for learning and personal growth.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit candidates through this application. ICON does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency submissions for candidates and will not pay fees to any third-party agency without a prior agreement with ICON.

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges. 

We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.


Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?