Systems and Test Specialist

Overwatch Imaging

Overwatch Imaging

Hood River, OR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

About Overwatch:

Overwatch Imaging automates the collection, analysis, and delivery of time-critical geospatial intelligence for missions that matter. Overwatch AI software automatically manages airborne sensors through smart pointing commands, automated detection of objects of interest, and computer-generated reporting of collected intelligence outputs for communications-efficient reporting. Overwatch smart sensors are multi-camera, multi-spectral stabilized airborne payloads designed for automated operation by edge computers rather than human sensor operators. Together, our capabilities enable life-saving agencies to scan wide areas and find small objects of interest, faster and more efficiently than with human-in-the-loop systems, so our customers can focus less on the search and more on the best response.

About this Role:

The Overwatch Imaging Systems and Test Specialist will work with a multi-disciplined team to evaluate and test Overwatch Imaging Smart Sensor payloads and software against customer contractual requirements and acceptance criteria set by product managers. This role is focused on transitioning complex systems into operations. The Systems and Test Specialist will uphold and collaboratively improve standards, practices, and procedures for software and hardware testing.

What You’ll do:

  • Smart Sensor Operations Support: Works directly with customers at operating sites as an imaging system expert, collecting airborne imagery with Overwatch Imaging Smart Sensors, supporting mission planning to optimize data value, and creating derived information products for end-users. Provides technical support for troubleshooting with customers and deployed systems.
  • Development Verification Testing: Using product requirements and defined success criteria, develops test plans to ensure mission success. Tests and evaluates systems against the requirements for each customer delivery.
  • Software Quality Assurance: Works closely with agile scrum team to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle and to monitor and improve quality of delivered software products over time. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to understand functional software requirements and design test plans, scenarios and cases to exercise new functionality & identify breaking issues. Analyzes, processes, and formats test results. Isolates, reproduces, and documents software defects and verifies defect fixes.
  • Aircraft Integration: Provides pre-delivery and on-site technical support to guide the installation of aircraft payloads and the entry-into-service period. Travels to customer sites to facilitate integrations.
  • New Sensor Quality Evaluation: Ensure the newly built sensors pass their initial flight test by helping implement a rigorous set of tests that will prove the system is ready to be shipped to the customer
  • Documentation & Training: You will also be part of the team that creates support documentation, manuals, training artifacts as well as called upon at times to help facilitate training new customers on our systems and software.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Experience and Education:
    • Experience in airborne or space-based remote sensing and image processing; hands-on experience with mid-sized unmanned aircraft and/or airborne camera systems is preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience executing Integration and Test Activities for fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned aircraft systems, across multiple organizations.
    • Experience with executing and enhancing test plans, procedures and reports.
    • Position requires business travel up to 35% and work in/around aircraft.
  • Technical Competence:
    • Ability to troubleshoot issues, analyze test results, and promptly communicate findings.
    • Highly organized with attention to detail
    • Experience in writing test plans and test reports based on functional requirements and technical specifications
    • Experience capturing bug reports and using issue/defect tracking systems such as Jira
    • Knowledge of engineering test disciplines including hardware component testing, system testing, software development testing and agile development methodologies
    • Ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Character Attributes:
    • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced small startup business environment
    • Highly motivated self-starter able to work independently and with a team
    • Collaborates well in a small team environment
    • Enjoys hands-on work and learning new skills
    • Eager to learn and solve real-world problems and accept new challenges
    • Takes pride in seeing new products reach operational use quickly

What We Offer:

We strive to create the best environment for the amazing people who work here, and we thrive as a team through our shared passion for our mission. Our culture encourages professional development and internal mobility, so our teammates have the opportunity to excel in a number of different disciplines to shape our future. Overwatch is a company that enables hard-working makers and does to succeed.

  • Growth Opportunities: As a team member of a true startup, you will learn by doing and shape our future. The opportunities are limitless for those who want to grow their career.
  • Impact Opportunity: We work on missions that matter to keep people safe and make the world better, and we do it without bureaucracy at the speed of a startup.
  • Team Collaboration: Work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with amazing teammates. The Overwatch Imaging leadership team believes in an open-door policy, meaning everyone has a voice and access to guidance, advice, feedback, and the ability to pitch crazy new products or ideas.
  • Late Start Wednesday: A weekly block to have focus time away from meetings and calls. An opportunity to work from home, flex your schedule or self-directed time to focus on training and development.
  • Time Off: Generous PTO to empower employees to make decisions about work life balance based on work and home needs.
  • Holidays: Overwatch Imaging recognizes 10 company holidays.
  • Ownership: Equity/Stock Options in our rapidly growing company.
  • Health Benefits: Medical/Dental premiums 100% covered by Overwatch Imaging for employees and their families, plus available pre-tax health savings account.401K: Employer matching contributions up to 4% of pay.

All applicants must be authorized to work on a permanent basis in the United States.

Overwatch Imaging is an equal opportunity workplace and makes employment decisions based on merit and business needs, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other protected personal characteristic.