Software Quality Assurance at Overwatch Imaging
Hood River, OR, US
The Overwatch Imaging Quality Assurance Analyst will create and maintain detailed test plans for comprehensive coverage of software features and functionality, analyze test results and actively contribute to agile development and software release management processes. This team member plays a key role in establishing testing procedures and best practices and achieving quality and reliability of our software products throughout the development lifecycle ensuring products are built to our high standards and working as intended to support delivery of advanced imaging payloads for airborne systems.
Company Description:
Overwatch Imaging is automating 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. 
What you'll do:​
  • Software Quality Assurance: Works closely with software developers 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 software requirements and identify testable scenarios. Isolates, reproduces, and documents software defects and verifies defect fixes. 

  • Software Test Process: Continuously monitor and evaluate software quality metrics, identifying trends and proposing strategies for improvement. Collaborates to develop effective software testing strategies, as well as plans and creates manual and automated test procedures to validate functionality. Reviews and analyzes test results and ensures that software product meets established ISO quality standards, compliance requirements and usability standards.

  • Quality Management System: Supports the culture of continuous improvement through ISO procedure revisions, audits of current practices, as well as identification of new opportunities to increased product quality.  

What you'll bring:
Experience and Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field

  • Experience in aerospace and defense, particularly with mid-sized unmanned aircraft and/or airborne imaging systems is preferred.

  • 4 to 7 years of relevant experience in software quality assurance 

Technical Competence:
  • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle and agile development methodologies

  • Strong knowledge of software testing methodologies, tools and best practices.

  • Ability to troubleshoot issues, analyze test results, and promptly communicate findings internally and with stakeholders. 

  • Knowledge of issue/defect tracking systems such as Jira and technical report writing. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.),

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, Agile development environment.

  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance and industry standards (ISO) is a plus.

Character Attributes:
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, venture-backed 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, learning new skills, and taking responsible risks 

  • 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 travel up to 50%. All applicants must be authorized to work on a permanent basis in the United States.

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! 

  • Holidays: Overwatch Imaging recognizes 10 company holidays. 

  • Health Benefits: Medical/Dental premiums 100% covered by Overwatch Imaging for employees and their families, plus available pre-tax health savings account.

  • Time Off: Generous PTO to empower employees to make decisions about 
    work life balance based on work and home needs. 

  • Ownership: Equity/Stock Options in our rapidly growing company.

  • 401K: Employer matching contributions up to 4% of pay.

  • Onsite/hybrid: This is an onsite position based at company headquarters in Hood River, Oregon, with a possibility for remote work depending on circumstances.