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Quality Assurance Analyst

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Position Description:
The Overwatch Imaging Quality Assurance Analyst will perform quality control checks 
on precision optical smart sensor systems during the development cycle to ensure 
items meet technical specifications. This team member ensures products are built to 
our high standards and working as intended to support delivery of advanced imaging 
payloads for airborne systems. 
Company Description:
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:
  • 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 
    quality. Completes component and system quality testing. Identifies and 
    pursues reliability improvements and cost reduction opportunities 
    ensuring repeatable performance of delivered systems. 

  • Software Quality Assurance: Works closely with software developers to 
    ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle. 
    Collaborates to develop effective software testing strategies, as well as 
    plans and creates manual and automated test procedures to validate 
    functionality. Identifies and documents software defects. Reviews and 
    analyzes test results and ensures that software product meets 
    established ISO quality standards, compliance requirements and usability 

  • Root Cause and Corrective Action: Leads the team through 8D process to 
    identify corrective actions and minimize quality escapes. Identifies and 
    debugs problems in processes, products, equipment and works for 
    solutions. Assists design engineers in developing, building, or testing prototypes 
    and new products.

What you'll bring:
Experience and Education:
  • Education and hands-on experience in electronics, software quality 
    assurance, computer engineering, mechatronics, robotics or related 

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

  • No professional experience required with a Bachelor’s degree, or 3 to 5 years of relevant experience with an Associate’s degree or professional training. 

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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), data analysis (Matlab, etc.), and technical report writing. 

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

This position is based in Hood River, Oregon, and requires travel up to 50%. 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! 

  • 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.

  • Remote Friendly: WFH or out of our beautiful office in Hood River, Oregon. 
    Maybe a little bit of both - the choice is yours. Position requires business 
    travel up to 35% and work in/around aircraft.

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