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Vice President of
Product Management

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About this Role:

The Overwatch Imaging Vice President of Product Management is responsible for bridging between our technology and our market to ensure that our products delight customers and deliver a massive operational impact.  Working closely with the CEO and executive team, by leveraging expert understanding of our customers and technology, this key leader will dynamically develop our product strategy and prioritize the company’s product roadmap to thread the needle between short- and long-term, hardware and software, defense and civil, edge and cloud, and task simplification versus full automation.

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

Product Roadmapping: Develops strategy and prioritizes requirements for future product development that incorporate current and future customer needs in order to hit revenue goals, build our market, and delight customers.

Technical Sales and Marketing: Supports sales capture and market development with technical and application expertise.

Solution Prototyping: Creates or envisions prototypes, mockups and new technology application concepts to advance the product vision.

Product Evaluation: understands our product-market fit, risks and opportunities by collecting user feedback, benchmarking against alternative solutions, conducting operational evaluations and analyzing product data.

This executive will also oversee contracted program execution through a Program Management team, and has budget authority for R&D spending in support of contracted programs as well as roadmap development.


What You’ll Bring:


Experience and Education:

  • Experience leading product development and managing complex and dynamic product roadmaps related to autonomy and geospatial intelligence in industry, especially with emerging technology and early product-market fit

  • Expertise with imaging systems, artificial intelligence, computer vision, image-based analytics and big data, in both edge and cloud environments

  • Experience in aerospace and defense, particularly with intelligence systems on aircraft and with US government contracting

  • Experience with software and hardware business models and pricing considerations

  • Experience assessing market conditions, capturing customer feedback, and conducting product evaluations, then translating that information into product requirements

  • Familiarity with startup business operations, change management, growth management, culture management, investor management and similar

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with team leadership and C-level relationship management required; relevant formal education and operational experience a plus

Technical Competence:

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and influence

  • Intense attention to detail and business acumen

  • Confidence with key technologies and the state of the art in aerial imaging, image processing, automation and artificial intelligence

  • Product management, project management and technology development software tools including Jira and Microsoft Office

  • Task estimation, revenue forecasting and innovation budget planning

  • In a pinch and with limited preparation, could operate an airborne sensor, brief a general officer, pitch a potential investor, opine on the best cloud backend, debug a deployed autonomy feature, and present at a technology conference


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:

  • 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, work from home or out of our beautiful office based in Hood River, Oregon. Maybe a little bit of both - the choice is yours. 


This role is based in our office in Hood River, Oregon, and requires up to 25% business travel, including time in and around light aircraft and in defense settings.  This role requires US citizenship and the ability to maintain a security clearance.

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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