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Senior Embedded Software Engineer I

ICON is seeking a Senior Embedded Software Engineer I to design and engineer the current and future print suite. The test team focuses primarily on the development of the real time controls systems used in our Vulcan Printer Suite. This role is based on ICON’s Austin, TX campus.



  • Design and develop controls architecture with a combination of real time and soft real time systems.
  • Develop and maintain milestones and timelines for code releases with the coordination of product groups.
  • Be accountable for the delivery of milestones on time.
  • Program and debug complex control logic in structured text using TwinCAT.
  • Create modular OO based code patterns that are well documented, structured, and easily maintained.
  • Building relationships with external stakeholders and acts as a two-way interface between the software team and external stakeholders such as Product and UX teams.
  • Proactive communication and escalation of code quality or related technical risks, issues and other relevant information.
  • Architect communications controls and handshakes between supervisory systems and hard real time systems.
  • Develop, maintain and extend fully simulated environments with unit testing along with creating fully automated test campaigns.
  • Present and communicate change logs and releases in a format suitable for communication to upper level management and company wide.
  • Actively participate in equipment design reviews and project status meetings with internal engineers/managers and external supplier managers and engineers.
  • Direct and mentor engineers in best practices and patterns to create a consistent product among other controls engineers.
  • Be the source of truth and authority for all controls related information.
  • Architect and maintain automated deployment of code to systems worldwide.
  • Must be willing to perform a wide range of tasks on a daily basis (e.g. Transition from office work to fieldwork at a moment's notice).
  • Support systems operating in the field, both remotely and on-site.
  • Travel is minimal, however, the ability to travel (including internationally) on short notice is required.



  • 8+ years of relevant controls development experience or 6+ years with a BS.
  • 3+ years of experience working specifically with TwinCAT 3 (or other relevant real-time control systems).
  • Object oriented programming in structured text.
  • A solid understanding of IP based computer networking.
  • A proven track record of delivering projects to end users.
  • A solid understanding of motion or process control techniques in real-time industrial systems.
  • Innovative, driven, out of the box thinker, self-motivated to investigate and implement new ideas, and proactive in overcoming obstacles.
  • A service oriented attitude when in a support role.
  • Must be prepared to work, in part, in extreme environments.



  • Prior startup experience
  • TwinCAT 3 Object Oriented Structured Text development
  • C# or Python experience
  • Ability to read and contribute to electrical schematics.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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