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Hardware Manager

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About this Role:

The Overwatch Imaging Hardware Manager provides technical leadership to a multidisciplined hardware development team.  This agile, detail-oriented leader will work to develop products customized to end-user specifications in an exciting faced-paced environment.  This team member will have a direct impact, influencing our products to support customers in time critical missions that matter in austere conditions all over the world. 


​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:

The ideal candidate will be strong in many of these areas:

  • Custom Order Project Management: Develop and maintain schedules and scope of work for hardware development efforts to fulfil customer orders, internal research and design, and continuous improvement initiatives.  Balance rapid delivery and innovation with long-term production readiness and high quality. Create a product backlog to prioritize work and resources across the team. 

  • Release Management: Monitor and audit the change management activities, to include baseline control, change requests, and configuration releases.  Lead design reviews and provide technical leadership and guidance. Ensure technical data packages are available for both production and customer use.

  • Design Team Management: Manage, coach and build our team of mechanical and electrical engineers.  Develop and maintain team processes, tools, training materials and development testing resources.  Recruit a world-class team of office-based and remote teammates.

  • Product Strategy and Company Building: Participate with product and program managers, business development and the executive team to set priorities and allocate resources.  Assist with proposal support and present technical performance to customers.


What You’ll Bring:


Experience and Education:

  • Experience leading mechanical and electrical engineers of all levels to successful completion

  • Experience managing professional hardware development operations, including configuration management, Product Lifecycle Management and agile development methodologies preferred

  • Experience with electro-mechanical systems and imaging systems preferred

  • Experience with development testing and quality assurance

  • BS degree in a technical field required, advanced degree related to mechanical engineering, or engineering leadership desired

Technical Competence:

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

  • Performance feedback and employee skill development; ability to participate in reviews and technical direction discussions a significant plus

  • Familiarity with imaging and image data, data formatting, geospatial information, systems, automation techniques, machine learning and computer vision

  • Proven ability to lead and work in a collaborative manner to arrive at solutions that support the objectives of the organization and customer


Character Attributes:

  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, venture-backed startup business environment

  • Motivates and inspires teammates by demonstrating a prodigious work ethic

  • Collaborates well in a small team environment with teammates and customers

  • Enjoys hands-on work, learning new skills, and taking responsible risks

  • Takes pride in seeing new products reach operational use quickly



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 and to shape our future. Overwatch is a company that enables hard-working makers and doers 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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