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Senior Software Engineer II, Off-Planet Systems



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Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

ICON is seeking a Senior Software Engineer II to join our Off-Planet Systems team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing elements of the flight and ground support software for our robotic systems. As part of a growing team, you will help lead and inform architecture decisions and participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. This role will report to ICON’s Director of Software Engineering for Off-Planet Systems and is based at our Austin, TX campus.


  • Design and maintenance of our flight software architecture.
  • Implement flight and ground support software modules.
  • Adhere to coding standards, practices, patterns, and frameworks according to the overall technical strategy.
  • Participate in the peer review process to ensure a high level of code quality.
  • Proactively communicate and escalate technical risks, issues, and other relevant information.
  • Support system integration and testing efforts with software tools and bug fixes.
  • Provide input into and lead continuous improvement efforts for our internal processes.
  • Continued pursuit of new skills and understanding of new technologies that will aid in our mission.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Engineering or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience working with C++ 17 or newer in a professional software development role with a bachelor's degree or 8+ with an advanced degree.
  • Substantial experience with Linux software development.
  • Proficiency with Bash and/or Python scripting.
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests.
  • Knowledge of middleware for communication and data management.
  • Experience using Git version control and participating in a peer-review process.
  • Strong understanding and experience with distributed systems.


  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Prior participation in development projects classified as NASA Class C or above.
  • Experience with robotics libraries such as ROS2 and Gazebo.
  • A general understanding of inverse kinematics, motion planning, simulation and/or controls.
  • Prior work and contributions to open-source software.
  • Experience with time-series databases.
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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