ICON was founded to revolutionize homebuilding and making dignified housing the standard for people throughout the world. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is solving a plurality of problems in the contemporary building industry with their breakthrough technologies.


Reports to: Head of Hardware Engineering

Vacation: 2 weeks

Travel Requirements: Light (3-6 Weeks Per Year Estimated)

Start Date: Summer 2020

Location: Austin, TX

Education: BSME or similar required, MSME preferred. 8+ years of working experience designing and building construction equipment or in an applicable field

IN ONE SENTENCE: The ICON technology team is adding a principal-level mechanical engineer to lead one of our product teams in the development, commissioning, and support of our mobile large-scale concrete 3D printers.

If you want to use your superpowers to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, then we want to meet you.


  • Lead a technical team in the development of a robotic platform for construction applications, focusing on motion platforms and dynamic fluid systems
  • 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 designing, implementing, and integrating solutions in a fast-paced environment with a quick AGILE 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 at a moment’s notice)
  • Establish individual and team goals consistent with overall company OKRs
  • Mentor engineers in their career development


  • Proven record of leading an engineering development team to deliver on-time milestones
  • Ability to use first principles creatively to solve difficult problems
  • Experience with design of large and/or mobile machinery and understanding and adapting to the field requirements for such machines
  • Experience designing automation-specific mechanisms
  • Experience taking projects from prototype to product
  • Experience in working with manufacturers and building external partnerships
  • Demonstrated knowledge of component manufacturing processes (including machining, rapid prototyping, etc.)
  • Experience in developing pilot test and assembly fixtures
  • Proficiency using parametric solid modeling and CAD software to design and document parts and assemblies
  • SolidWorks experience preferred; Experience with PDM, a plus
  • Familiarity with making drawings and applicable drawing and tolerancing standards
  • Adept at communicating in a collaborative team environment and seeking optimum solutions with other team members
  • Knowledge of the AGILE SCRUM methodology of project management
  • A service-oriented attitude when in a support role
  • Ability to prioritize and stay cool in a dynamic start-up environment
  • Current driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be prepared to work, in part, in extreme environments: temps > 100 degrees or below freezing, sun, rain, mud, lack of electricity, etc.  We get dirty.


  • Previous start-up experience, and/or a resourceful innovative nature with an ability to streamline or develop efficient processes
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics, and the ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of ROS
  • Experience running FEA or CFD analysis
  • Industrial safety system experience
  • High performance communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to less technical people
  • A hunger for learning and personal growth


In addition to a resume, please provide a selection from your design portfolio that you believe shows why your past experiences and future aspirations make you a solid fit for this role.

Sound good? Submit Your Application Today!


Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is solving a plurality of problems in the contemporary building industry with their breakthrough technologies.
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