Senior Software Engineer- Cloud / UI at Overwatch Imaging
Hood River, OR, US
Position Description:
The Overwatch Imaging Senior Software Engineer for Cloud / UI team will design and implement connections between imagery captured by our products and outside map data. This Engineer will support image data management and architect, deploy and monitor services running in the cloud at scale to enable customers to easily and automatically consume our intelligence outputs.
Level Description:
The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for leading the design, development, and maintenance of complex software applications. They may have a technical leadership role in mentoring and managing teams of junior and mid-level software engineers. They are expected to have a strong technical background, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to make high-level decisions that affect the entire software development process.
Company Description:
Rooted in the airborne technology cluster of Hood River, Oregon, Overwatch Imaging is changing the way time-critical intelligence is created.  Overwatch works at the convergence of aerospace, imaging, AI, computer vision, autonomous systems and big data intelligence.  Our automated imaging systems help life-saving agencies quickly find what they are looking for from the air, so they can focus less on the search and more on the best response. Internally, 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.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
The ideal candidate will be able to own and perform work in many of the following areas:
  • Overwatch Cloud Platform:  Owns Overwatch cloud architecture, database integration, interfaces, and new functionality enhancements. Defines technical solutions for cloud feature sets and capabilities in support of company roadmap. Deploys and monitors services running in the cloud at scale and manages users, roles and permissions. Establishes methods of gathering data from overwatch products and providing data management solutions.
  • ​Geospatial Imagery Optimization:  Creates software to geolocate, rectify, mosaic, register and otherwise combine imagery with map data. Implements cloud-based web map service approaches to simplify user consumption of big sets of image data.
  • Software Design:  Collaborates with team members and stakeholders to establish high level designs, estimates time required to implement solutions, and decomposes technical work packages into user stories.
  • User Interface:  Modifies elements of the Overwatch user interfaces and associated underlying datasets to simplify the user experience, accelerate mission planning and processing workflows, and expand payload compatibility with external systems such as ArcGIS and Google Earth. Drives solution to deliver consistent look and feel with intuitive, easy-to-use, and extensible platform across all environments.
  • Application Software:  Supports and creates software tools that allow users to view, analyze, and exploit imagery and geospatial data. Tasks include reducing imagery to information using classical computer vision, machine learning, and data compression, and displaying both imagery and geospatial data beautifully and intuitively.
  • Software Deployment: Creates automatic build tools to build, test, and deploy new software versions and manage dependencies.
Experience and Education: The ideal candidate will meet many of these requirements:
  • Formal education in software engineering, computer science, aeronautical engineering, robotics, optics or related fields.

  • Experience in airborne or space-based remote sensing and image processing; hands-on experience with mid-sized unmanned aircraft and/or airborne camera systems.

  • Academic or professional experience with image processing software, machine learning techniques, and/or autonomous systems.

  • Experience in full stack web application development with a variety of languages, frameworks, and platforms such as: React, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, .Net 6, AWS/Kubernetes.

  • Experience working in complex technical/networking/cloud environments such as AWS cloud platform.

  • Experience developing sophisticated software for a SaaS application a plus.

  • Experience with software versioning and branch management and issue/defect tracking systems.

  • 7+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or

  • 5+ years of experience with a Master’s degree, or a Ph.D degree.

Technical Competence:
  • Programming in C#/.NET 6 and AWS/Kubernetes

  • React-based framework, JavaScript/TypeScript

  • Software versioning and branch management

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

This position is based in Hood River, Oregon, and requires occasional business travel and work in and around light aircraft. Hybrid or fully remote work options are available within the software team for the right candidate.  All applicants must be authorized to work on a permanent basis in the United States.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, even if they don't meet every requirement listed in this job description. We value diversity of experience and perspectives and are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.

What We Offer:

  • 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: You will look forward to Wednesdays! We start work at 1pm every Wednesday!

  • 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.

  • Remote Friendly: Depending on the role, part or full time remote or work-from-home arrangements may be an option.