Overwatch Imaging is creating the next generation of imaging capabilities for both piloted and unmanned aircraft.  We are looking for smart teammates who are passionate about airborne image collection and autonomous analysis using AI. We are looking for people who thrive in an exciting, fast-moving small-team environment. 


If you want to invent systems that enable widespread adoption of airborne imaging for large-scale, time-critical civil and special missions, check out our job openings below!

To apply, please send us a message through our website Contact page.  All positions are based in beautiful Hood River, Oregon, USA.

We strive to create the best environment for the amazing people who work here. Our team members enjoy these benefits:

  • Influence. Help shape the architecture and the roadmap as we grow.

  • Great clients.  We innovate for the best users in the industry.

  • Flat structure.  Trust and engagement brings us together.

  • Camaraderie.  We conquer challenges and celebrate successes together.

  • Health and wellness.  Medical insurance and a culture of fitness.

  • Flexible schedule.  Work when you are most productive.

  • Generous paid time off.  Enjoy your time in and out of the office.

  • Best technology.  Develop with the latest and greatest electronics.

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September 07, 2020

Imaging Payload Mechanical Engineer

This multidisciplinary engineer will build and test customized camera stabilization systems, electromagnetic and environmental compatibility solutions, and aircraft integration structures to bring new aerial imaging systems from customer order to operation.

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Electro-Optical Engineering Technician

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We hope to attend more events in the coming year. 

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Jun 03, 2020

Wildfire Management

San Francisco, CA (Virtual)


May 12, 2020

Maritime Search and Rescue

Talinn, Estonia (Virtual)


Maritime Search and Patrol

What was the problem Schiebel needed solved? Wide area search-A few years ago we were tasked by a European NGO to help find African migrants in very small boats in the Mediterranean Sea, although we were very successful (32,000 souls saved). We appreciated the weakness of our system of not having a wide area optical sensor.


Summary: "Greg and his team provided us that superb sensor. Schiebel have integrated many sensors on the S-100 over the years and without exception everybody was uniquely impressed with both the ease of integration and the results we have achieved. At a recent Schiebel S-100 User conference, the users rated the PT-8 Oceanwatch as the most impressive sensor.


The turret is now a standard fit on all the demos we perform for Customers (several a month) and in addition we have several ongoing tasks to support the European Maritime and Safety Agency all around Europe, including Croatia, Denmark, Norway and soon to be Greece and Spain. We generally fly 6+ hours every day for these tasks.


To date we have flown hundreds of successful operational hours with the System and remain impressed.


The system is now standard fit on the S-100 for all Customers who require a Maritime capability."

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Overwatch Imaging makes over-water maritime patrol and search more effective with the PT-Series Oceanwatch airborne imaging system.  Oceanwatch is a passive image-based radar system that enables 100x faster search for small or long-range maritime objects, compared to traditional maritime patrol systems that use video gimbals alone.  Oceanwatch combines high-resolution cameras and AI-enabled processing on the edge, to automatically identify objects in the water during the day and at night.

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How it works

The PT-Series Oceanwatch uses wide-area sensors, systematically and continuously scanning the ocean around the aircraft.  Overwatch Imaging’s proprietary software combines Autonomous Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence to automatically detect objects of interest. Onboard data processing software and search algorithms are used to evaluate detections. Machine learning can be applied to conduct object classifications, which allows fine-tuning of the system to detect or respond differently to specific types of vessels or other objects in the water.  
Upon detection, Oceanwatch alerts the user, provides the geolocation and an image chip. Vast amounts of data are thus reduced to actionable intelligence in real-time. Images or vector files(I would just say images) of objects of interest can be displayed on the intuitive graphical user interface or be transmitted with minimal bandwidth requirements to teams in other locations.  
Oceanwatch outputs the geolocation coordinates of detected objects in standard formats, allowing easy integration into Mission Management Systems, GIS software, or cross-cueing of video gimbals for additional object analysis.  While the video payload inspects the target, Oceanwatch continues to scan the ocean, searching for additional objects of interest and providing users greater situational awareness.​


Relevant applications include the following: 

  • Search and rescue 

  • Counter narcotics 

  • ISR 

  • Long-range boat detection 

  • Fisheries management and enforcement

  • Environmental management and enforcement

  • Maritime border patrol

  • Migration monitoring


On-board AI enables real-time analytics of ingested data which is critical for time-sensitive missions, like search and rescue. Optimized data processing algorithms and cutting-edge AI technology can analyze large amounts of data supporting large scale operations.  

Faster – real-time processing  
Smarter – onboard data processing and AI  
Automated – sensor fusion and machine learning 
Safer – sensor-based search rather than human-based search 
More efficient – systematic and machine-based search 
Lower transmission cost – intelligence rather than raw data 
Larger scale – systematic and continuous wide-area scan 
24/7 – day and night capabilities 
Customizable – open and modular hardware and software architecture 

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