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Software Quality Assurance

About the Role

The Overwatch Imaging Quality Assurance Analyst will create and maintain detailed test plans for comprehensive coverage of software features and functionality, analyze test results and actively contribute to agile development and software release management processes. This team member plays a key role in establishing testing procedures and best practices and achieving quality and reliability of our software products throughout the development lifecycle ensuring products are built to our high standards and working as intended to support delivery of advanced imaging payloads for airborne systems.

What You'll Do

  • Software Quality Assurance: Works closely with software developers to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle and to monitor and improve quality of delivered software products over time. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to understand software requirements and identify testable scenarios. Isolates, reproduces, and documents software defects and verifies defect fixes. 

  • Software Test Process: Continuously monitor and evaluate software quality metrics, identifying trends and proposing strategies for improvement. Collaborates to develop effective software testing strategies, as well as plans and creates manual and automated test procedures to validate functionality. Reviews and analyzes test results and ensures that software product meets established ISO quality standards, compliance requirements and usability standards.

  • Quality Management System: Supports the culture of continuous improvement through ISO procedure revisions, audits of current practices, as well as identification of new opportunities to increased product qualit

What You'll Bring

  • Experience and Education:

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field

    • Experience in aerospace and defense, particularly with mid-sized unmanned aircraft and/or airborne imaging systems is preferred.

    • 4 to 7 years of relevant experience in software quality assurance

  • Technical Competence:

    • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle and agile development methodologies

    • Strong knowledge of software testing methodologies, tools and best practices.

    • Ability to troubleshoot issues, analyze test results, and promptly communicate findings internally and with stakeholders. 

    • Knowledge of issue/defect tracking systems such as Jira and technical report writing. 

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.),

    • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

    • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, Agile development environment.

    • Familiarity with regulatory compliance and industry standards (ISO) is a plus.

  • Character Attributes:

    • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, venture-backed 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, learning new skills, and taking responsible risks 

    • Eager to learn and solve real-world problems and accept new challenges  

    • Takes pride in seeing new products reach operational use quickly

  • Location:

    • ​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.

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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