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FEA Specialist

ICON is seeking an FEA Specialist who will be responsible for the execution of finite element analysis ranging from structural static, non-linear static, linear response dynamic, thermal and thermal-fluids where you will execute the analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and required tools, comply with business and industry standards, practices, procedures, and product/program requirements 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. 


  • Perform and deliver structural analysis, with respect to defined product requirements.
  • Define, in pre-Engineering phase, with the Technical Program Manager, the necessary structural calculations to be performed during project execution.
  • Prepare the 3D model for simulations, and execute it following standard processes.
  • Perform simulation results analysis, and proposes optimization solutions.
  • Support Technical Program Manager in establishing Certification & Validation Plans.
  • Participate in relevant Design / Verification reviews.
  • Contribute to mechanical design and associated program deliverables on systems, subassemblies or small self-contained systems including DFMEA, DFX, packaging, and system testing.
  • Update program management on project progress and roadblocks.
  • Support design validation efforts.


  • Minimum 15 years of working experience in Finite Element Analysis.
  • Ph.D Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials (SEMM).
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).
  • Proficiency with Abacus, Ansys, SolidWorks.
  • Working in an industrial environment (field).
  • Ability to Travel as required - 10%.


  • Proven working experience in structural, thermal and fluid flow 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 oral and written communication skills.
  • 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?