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Sr. Hardware Reliability Engineer

ICON is seeking a Sr. Hardware Reliability Engineer who will play a key role in the product lifecycle of our 3D printer systems while overseeing the assessment and management of the reliability of operations that could impact a product or business. The primary focus will be to determine the reliability of components, equipment, and processes to help sustain high levels of productivity and efficiency, through documenting, prioritizing, planning, delivering, and evaluating a system or product operations in order to minimize the risk and impact of a failure in equipment and processes aimed at supporting ICON’s mission of making dignified housing accessible to everyone and advance humanity with our technology. This role is based at ICON’s Austin, TX campus and will report to the Director of Hardware in the Mechanical Engineering department. 


  • Identify and report on potential failures within a process.
  • Support design validation efforts and designing new systems.
  • Apply general engineering knowledge to solve problems.
  • Perform tests, operational hazard analyses, and conduct routine engineering calculations.
  • Liaise with relevant teams on outcomes of tests/analysis.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of dynamic reliability block-diagram analysis, fault tree analysis, and root cause analysis.
  • Complete Highly accelerated Life Testing (HALT) and Accelerated Life testing (ALT).
  • Lead functional analysis and functional failure analysis (e.g., function FMEA, FHA or FFA).
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Preventative/Planned Maintenance Optimization (PMO) and Avoidance of single point of failure (SPOF).
  • Complete FMEA studies of hardware products.
  • Lead investigations to identify the root causes of failure.
  • Track mean time to failure (MTF) of all products.
  • Establish quality and reliability requirements for suppliers.


  • Minimum 10+ years of working experience as a Reliability Engineer.
  • Experience with Reliability Analysis BlockSim Software.
  • Proven working experience in structural, thermal and fluid flow analysis.
  • Professional experience in manufacturing/production and reliability.
  • Data analytics skills.
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma methodology.
  • Knowledge of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Reliability Hazard Analysis.
  • Ability to deliver high quality results in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to convey technical information to team members in a manner that is easily interpreted.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Adept at communicating in a collaborative team environment and seeking optimum solutions with other team members.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Effective problem identification and solution based mindset.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Certified Reliability Engineering (CRE).


  • Working in an industrial and field environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the year.  
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?