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Robotics and Autonomy Engineer II

The ICON technology team is adding a Robotics and Autonomy Engineer to act as a technical expert and designer for the new Strategic R&D team. This team is tasked with looking beyond ICON’s current initiatives, and investigating interesting technologies to bring ICON’s vision of 1 Billion homes built in our lifetimes to fruition. This role reports to the Director of Mobile Robot Hardware, and is based out of ICON’s Austin, TX campus.



  • Join a technical team in the development of robotic platforms, and intelligent systems for construction applications, as an individual contributor, investigator, and researcher.
  • Research, Develop, and Integrate modern methods of autonomy, robotics, and data into new robot platforms.
  • Design and create prototypes using in-house and external fabrication.
  • Progress development of systems through product commercialization.
  • Provide hands-on, troubleshooting, process, and manufacturing support as well as designing, implementing, and integrating solutions in a fast-paced environment with a quick development cycle.
  • Create design solutions utilizing engineering methods with good documentation processes.
  • Must be willing to perform a wide range of tasks on a daily basis (e.g. Transition from office work to field work).
  • Establish individual and team goals consistent with overall company Objectives and Key Results.




  • Degree(s) in Computer Science, Robotics, Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degrees are a plus. 
  • 5+ years of experience designing, prototyping, and fielding autonomous systems, robotic systems, and/or applicable projects in a professional environment. (Highly applicable academic research, may constitute part of this experience)
  • Proven record of engineering development delivering on-time milestones.
  • Ability to use engineering principles creatively to solve difficult problems.
  • Proficiency with ROS(2), AI tools, navigation/autonomy tools.
  • Experience with data pipelines and cloud tools.
  • Experience taking projects from prototype to product.
  • Adept at communicating in a collaborative team environment and seeking optimal solutions with other team members.
  • Ability to prioritize and stay cool in a dynamic start-up environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.




  • Master’s Degree or higher education in applicable field.
  • Technical Leadership skills and acting as a technical expert for cross functional teams.
  • Creating and following through on professional development plans.
  • Project Experience: 

Developing and deploying mobile robot platforms and applications

3D printing systems

Developing systems for harsh environments

Construction systems, and processes

FEA and CFD Analysis

Power Systems

CAD design skills

PCBA Design/Layouts

Hardware selection and prototyping

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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?