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Senior R&D Test Engineer

ICON is looking for a Senior R&D Test Engineer to support the design, development, and implementation of Product Test infrastructure and operations. You will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of test operations and infrastructure, as well as the point of contact for a system or systems as they are fabricated and researched. The R&D team focuses primarily on testing existing systems and providing R&D testing services to other internal departments. This role will report to ICON's Lead Engineer - R&D out of our Austin, TX Lab



  • Architect test campaigns, design test infrastructure, and execute test procedures.
  • Design data capture strategies that include DAQ systems and instrumentation.
  • Participate in/lead data reviews and hardware design reviews as part of the test and design feedback loops. 
  • Develop and execute system and subsystem level test procedures for research and development testing. 
  • Create data-driven test plans with verifiable pass/fail criteria. 
  • Support technician teams in the fabrication and build up of test stand infrastructure and test articles. 
  • Develop and implement automated test tools, visualizations, and reports.
  • Create operating procedures for standardized testing.
  • Additionally, travel to ICON’s job sites to support troubleshooting and repair may be required.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum 10+ years experience in an engineering test and instrumentation role. 
  • Experience designing test rigs. Includes structural, fluid, and electrical systems and subsystem selection. 
  • Fundamental knowledge of instrumentation (voltage, current, strain, temperature, displacement, acceleration).
  • Understanding of data acquisition systems and ability to select appropriate amplifiers and sample rates.
  • Skilled at data and signal analysis in both time and frequency domain. 
  • Adept at communicating and documenting using written plans, drawings, diagrams.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.



  • Experience with Dewesoft, Beckhoff TwinCAT, Python Pandas, Solidworks, ANSYS.
  • PLC Programming.
  • Knowledge of fabrication techniques (machining, welding, sheet metal fabrication, laser cutting, etching, injection molding, 3D printing, hydroforming).
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.
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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?