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Hardware Engineering Operations Lead

ICON is seeking a Hardware Engineering Operations Lead to drive initiatives to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our Mechanical Engineering team. The Hardware Engineering Operations Lead will interface with other functions to provide effective coordination of metrics (OKRs), dashboards, functional processes, and cross-functional initiatives in support of ICON’s mission of making dignified housing accessible to everyone and advancing 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. 


  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of metrics definition, tracking, root cause analysis, and training.
  • Develop new operating processes, procedures, and training aimed at improving ICON's current and overall efficiency.
  • Assist in the development of headcount planning.
  • Provide time tracking and financial reporting for engineering functions.
  • Build monthly performance reports and deliver reports to the Director of Hardware.
  • Develop planning methodologies and track engineering performance.
  • Perform analysis to identify efficiency gains.


  • 7+ years of working experience in engineering operations and planning.
  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field from an accredited university or college.
  • Experience working in an industrial and field environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the year.  


  • Well versed in metrics, planning and performance enhancement.
  • Adept at communicating in a collaborative team environment and seeking optimum solutions with other team members.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.
  • Ability to teach and mentor others.
  • Ability to lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Effective problem identification and solution based mindset.
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills.
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?