Controls Engineer II, Magma



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

ICON is looking for a Controls Engineer II to join the Control Systems team. The Controls Engineer II will be responsible for developing, commissioning, and supporting our large scale concrete 3D printers. This role will report to the Manager, Magma Product and is based out of our Austin, TX campus.


  • Program and debug complex control logic in Structured Text using Twincat.
  • Create modular OO-based code that is well documented, structured, and easily maintained.
  • Develop clear and concise code that maintains durable communication to higher level control and monitoring systems.
  • Help maintain and extend fully simulated environments with unit testing.
  • Ability to create and maintain software stacks using established patterns and proper documentation practices.
  • Document and maintain change logs for all updates.
  • Actively participate in equipment design reviews and project status meetings with internal engineers/managers and external supplier managers and engineers.
  • 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).
  • Support systems operating in the field, both remotely and on site.
  • Travel is minimal, however, the ability to travel (including international) on short notice is required.


  • 5+ years of relevant controls development experience.
  • 2+ 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.


  • Must be prepared to work in extreme environments, including temperatures above 100 degrees or below freezing, sun, rain, and muddy conditions.
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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