Software Engineer- Front End at Overwatch Imaging
Hood River, OR, US

The Overwatch Imaging Software Engineer - Front End will design and implement connections between imagery data captured by our products and outside map data. This Engineer will design and build out front-end features and tools to enable customers to easily and automatically consume our intelligence outputs. They will engage with curiosity and utilize experience to contribute to backend systems in support of frontend responsibilities.


What You’ll do:

  • Software Development: Design, build, and deploy a real-time, map-based interface for displaying and interacting with sensor data and command and control of smart sensors. Work with technologies such as: JavaScript/TypeScript, React, C#/.NET 6 and AWS/Kubernetes. Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code, participate in code reviews to ensure code quality, and troubleshoot to optimize performance and functionality.     

  • User Interface: Design and build intuitive data viewing experiences on multiple platforms, including near-real time onboard and web-based, cloud environments. 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.

  • 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.

We are seeking Engineers with various level of experience:

  • Early Career Software Engineer with a minimum of 1+ years of relevant academic or professional experience

  • Software Engineer with a minimum of 2+ years of relevant professional experience       

  • Senior Software Engineer with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant professional experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (may vary slightly based on position level). The ideal candidate will meet many of these requirements:

  • Experience and Education:

    • Formal education in software engineering, computer science, aeronautical engineering, robotics, optics or related fields.

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

    • Understanding of programming concepts and principles

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

  • 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

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: 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.

  • 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/Remote work arrangements: This position is based at company headquarters in Hood River, Oregon. Preference is geared toward onsite work arrangements; 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. 


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.


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.