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Electrical Engineer

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Position Description:
The Overwatch Imaging Electrical Engineer will lead our electrical architecture solution by designing, developing and deploying electrical boards, power and wiring solutions in support of customized smart airborne imaging systems.  The ideal candidate will help deliver on our mission to provide airborne imaging solutions designed to scan wide areas, find small objects of interest and deliver actionable intelligence quickly and effectively for important missions around the world.
Company Description:
Overwatch Imaging is changing the way airborne image-based intelligence is created. Rooted in the airborne intelligence and drone technology cluster of Hood River, Oregon, Overwatch Imaging is revolutionizing human understanding of the world through computer vision-optimized sensing. Overwatch Imaging makes customized imaging payloads designed for mission-critical, automated remote sensing roles. Our products allow tactical UAS and general aviation aircraft to automatically detect small targets, collect precision survey maps, conduct autonomous search, and provide real-time image-based intelligence to users. Overwatch Imaging payloads feature autonomously gimballed cameras combined with onboard image processing and AI software, which we leverage to reduce operator workload, accelerate data processing workflows, and identify hard-to-find small signals from large datasets.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
The ideal candidate will be strong in many of the following areas:
  • Electrical Hardware Design: Rapidly designs innovative and cost-effective electronics solutions including custom printed circuit boards, motion control elements, signal routing solutions, microprocessors, device drivers and custom code.
  • Electronic Systems Build and Test: Assembles and operates imaging systems from rapid prototypes through low-rate production units, and creates testing methods and devices to ensure proper function and reliability.
  • Electromagnetic and Environmental Compatibility Engineering: Develops EMI/EMC solutions using custom and COTS components for operations in the aircraft environment; develops and creates testing tools and procedures for environmental compatibility.
  • Imaging Payload Electronics Architecture: Develops near-term and long-term strategies for maximizing electrical component flexibility and reuse while minimizing design cycle time and component cost.
Experience and Education:
  • Formal education in electrical engineering, robotics, computer engineering or science, physics, or related fields.
  • Experience in aerospace and defense, particularly with mid-sized unmanned aircraft and/or airborne camera systems.
  • Experience with electro-optical remote sensing systems, image processing, camera signal management, and PCB assembly and rework.
  • 5+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • 3+ years of experience with a Master’s degree, or a Ph.D degree.
Technical Competence:
  • Digital, Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuit Schematic Design
  • Image data routing methods including USB3, Ethernet, Cameralink, SATA, etc
  • Control Systems, IMU, and GPS/INS Hardware and Software
  • Java, C++, C and Assembly Programming
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility and Environmental Considerations
  • Electronic Systems Test Equipment
Character Attributes:
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced small startup business environment 
  • Highly motivated self-starter able to work independently and with a team 
  • Enjoys hands-on work and learning new skills 
  • Eager to learn and solve real-world problems and accept new challenges 
  • Takes pride in winning business and maintaining happy customers 
This position is based in Hood River, Oregon, and requires occasional business travel and work in and around light aircraft. 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!

  • 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.

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