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Software Engineer-Frontend

About the Role

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.

What You'll Bring

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

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: 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.

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.

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