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3D Visualization Software Engineer

ICON is looking for an open-minded, structured thinker who loves to solve complex problems and appreciates the value of prototyping and iterating applications over time. As a Software Engineer focusing on web-based 3D Visualization at ICON, you will be responsible for developing visualization and planning tools to streamline the residential construction process. This role reports to the Director of BuildOS and is based in our Austin, TX lab. 

Primary responsibilities

  • Implement new features and products to support our BuildOS design platform.
  • Develop a 3D visualization framework to communicate complex, dynamic data accessible to a wide array of users.
  • Design, develop, test and deploy reusable web-based 3D rendering components and libraries for use throughout a suite of applications within the BuildOS platform.
  • Create tools to support 2D design conversion to 3D visualizations and machine instructions.
  • Work with application and backend engineers to manage relationships between authored model data, backend data and rendering.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Significant professional experience as a software engineer.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders to rapidly analyze and reduce large requirements into small deliverables.
  • Experience building platforms, micro-services, and APIs.
  • Experience building 3D graphics applications on the web (e.g. WebGL).
  • A willingness to accept failure, learn and try again, and an open mind to try solutions that may seem impossible at first.
  • A passion for learning new disciplines and gaining a deep understanding of how other professionals do their work.
  • An ability to communicate clearly and succinctly both in-person and via written asynchronous channels.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Node.js and TypeScript experience, with a functional programming approach, preferred.
  • Strong mathematical background in geometry, linear algebra, numerical analysis and advanced 3D mathematics.
  • Experience with modern JS Libraries such as Three.js, Babylon.js or other browser based 3D rendering engines using WebGL.
  • Working knowledge of 3D game engine development and building graphics pipelines.
  • Experience in interactive software development with working knowledge of Unity, Unreal, or similar game engines.
  • Experience implementing textures, shaders and materials.
  • React, Redux, and RxJs experience.
  • Experience with parametric modeling frameworks.
  • Experience with 3D software packages such as Maya, Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, Solidworks, etc.
  • PostgreSQL, GraphQL experience.
  • Modern CI/CD workflows: GitHub, Jenkins, Travis, etc.


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?