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Engineering Fellow, Off-Planet Systems



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023

ICON is looking to add a Engineering Fellow to join our Off-planet Systems team. The ideal candidate will drive the conception of and execution of the development of technologies that enable Lunar & Martian Civilization. This role will report to our Director of Off-Planet Systems and will be based at our Austin, TX campus.


  • Assist with the ground demonstration of our novel lunar construction system.
  • Contribute first-principles strategy to our technology roadmap
  • Assist with proposal writing & business development
  • Deep dive on evolutionary system definition & requirements.
  • Design mechanisms for new flight systems and GSE
  • Stand up career advancement and mentorship pipelines within the off-planet group.
  • Assist with AS9100 certification.
  • Contextualize technology development efforts within the backdrop of making our species multi-planetary.
  • Leverage experience to elevate the group’s engineering practice broadly


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • 15+ years of relevant engineering experience.
  • Experience reviewing engineering drawings.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate across multiple disciplines with internal and external customers.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Skill and ability to collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources.


  • M.S. or PhD
  • Experience in CAD
  • Experience various simulation software
  • Past design experience in extreme thermal environments
  • Past design experience in dust-tolerant design
  • Familiarity with serial robotic arm operations and design constraints.
  • Experience in formal systems engineering: requirements development, implementation, verification, system integration, qualification, and release.
  • Experience in spacecraft systems design and qualifying hardware for spaceflight.
  • Demonstrated experience with a full spacecraft mission life cycle, from conceptual design to spaceflight hardware delivery and operation.
  • Experience coordinating and executing spacecraft or robotic systems tests in relevant space environments.
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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