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Senior Software Engineer I

ICON is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help lead the software department for ICON’s Control Systems team. This team is responsible building the machine supervisory platform for a growing number of construction applications. As a Senior Software Engineer I at ICON, you will be in a hands-on coding and technical design role with responsibility for the creation and support of well-designed, maintainable on-premise and cloud-deployed software systems. This role is based at ICON’s Austin, TX office, and will report to the Manager of Software Product.

ICON’s software is a unique blend of hard real-time vs micro-service architectures, extreme on-premise vs cloud computing, and native vs web user interfaces. Engineers are encouraged to take broad full-stack views of problems and solutions including autonomic planning domains, computer vision, and high-volume telemetry data collection and processing.



  • Design and implement software features aligned with the product roadmap.
  • Develop coding standards that adhere to industry best practices.
  • Ensure standards and guidelines are automated as much as possible.
  • Build relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Proactively communicate and escalate technical risks, issues, and other relevant information.
  • Lead and support multidisciplinary diagnostic and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Mentor other software team members toward a proper understanding of the principles, practices, and standards of software design.



  • 8+ years experience in software development with, desirably, experience in a software technical leadership role.
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or 8+ years of equivalent experience.
  • Excellent skills in both static and dynamic typed languages, including but not limited to C#, Python, Go, Elixir, and Javascript/Typescript (Rust would be a plus).



  • A genuine interest in Real-Time Computing and API design.
  • 10+ years experience in distributed software architecture.
  • Demonstrable ability to own and deliver solutions/results of increasing technical complexity.
  • Highly collaborative in seeking the right solution with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills, a thorough understanding of product development, and experience working with senior leadership teams.
  • Self-starting attitude, excited to make things happen in new and ambiguous situations.
  • Superior ability to influence and collaborate with senior management and work across all levels of the organization.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, diverse and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on merit, competence, and qualifications. It is our policy to administer all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the obligations of these laws, ICON will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Furthermore, as a federal government contractor, the Company maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).

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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.


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