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Director of Human Resources

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About this Role:

Overwatch Imaging is seeking a dynamic, people-centric Director of Human Resources who has a proven track record of cultivating a high-performance work culture that attracts, engages, develops and retains the best talent. This key team leader is responsible for all things related to People and Culture. The Director of Human Resources will be focused on making Overwatch Imaging the best place to work, while accelerating the rapid growth of a world-class team.

​About Overwatch:

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:

Recruitment and Retention:  Grow the team by 50% per year by developing and implementing strategic recruitment plan, ensuring selection of highly qualified personnel. Develop and implement employee retention plan and employee training/development. Implement and annually update compensation programs by conducting annual salary surveys, analyzing compensation and monitoring performance evaluation program, and revising as necessary.  Maintain a smooth onboarding process. 


Human Resource Leadership: Oversee and manage the Human Resource team through planning, organizing and controlling all activities of the department.  Develop and implement personnel policies and procedures for a team of in-office and remote employees.  Prepare and maintain Employee Handbook.  Perform benefit administration to include annual renewals, employee enrollment, claims resolution and annual re-evaluation of policies. Establish and maintain department records and reports. Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to continually improve the efficiency of the HR team. 

What You’ll Bring:


Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources/Business Management or related field preferred oDemonstrated ability to lead large-scale HR initiatives

  • Thorough knowledge of HR principles and federal regulations, knowledge of local regulations preferred

  • Exhibit extraordinary discretion, flexibility, and willingness to work closely with our executive leadership team

  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment

Technical Competence:

  • Strong management proficiency and employee development skills

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Highly organized with attention to detail

  • Translating near- and longer-term desires into tasks, and tasks into delivered results


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



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: 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. 


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.

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