Thank you for your interest in SightLine Applications.

We are a small and fast-moving company developing onboard video processing systems for the unmanned vehicle and security systems industry. You will have the opportunity for rapid skill development, work directly with customers, and become part of an experienced development team to deliver cutting-edge video processing algorithms on the latest high-performance multi-core ARM / DSP processors.

SightLine Applications is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We have the following opening in our Portland, OR office:

QA Software Engineer - Portland, OR

SightLine Applications, LLC is the leader in onboard video processing. SightLine is looking for a talented candidate to join our empowered team of hardware and software professionals dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our growing customer base. SightLine is an agile, innovative company developing onboard video processing systems for the autonomous vehicle industry (UAV, drone, robot, etc.). We are looking for someone enthusiastic about making a significant contribution.

Purpose of Position

Based in the Portland office, this role is responsible for writing tests for SightLine proprietary software algorithms. The successful QA software engineer will play a key role in identifying and implementing automated tests. They will play a key role in increasing efficiency with our test-and-build infrastructure.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct automated QA tests, writing and maintaining tests with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Manage an automated testing platform using Jenkins.
  • Work with QA and Software Engineering to define, design, build, or modify the automation framework.
  • Active participant in implementing, executing, and managing software release process.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams of experienced software developers.
  • Set mutually beneficial goals that support business and personal development.
  • Support sales, support, RMA, production, and engineering groups, as needed.

Education and Experience Qualifications

The candidate should have experience and confidence in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or other relevant areas.
  • 4+ years of demonstrated experience working in quality assurance, software development, or a similar field.
  • Experience working in C/C++ and Python on embedded systems.
  • Familiarity with industry best practices such as revision control and software testing.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.

Beneficial Experience (preferred, not required)

  • Experience managing network infrastructure, server, and virtual machines.
  • Experience working with CI/CD platforms (like Jenkins).
  • Working at a small company or in an agile environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).


The most successful candidates will have the following qualities:

  • Willing to learn and teach
  • Collaborative skills; team player
  • Effective communicator
  • Dependable and excellent attendance record
  • Critical thinker
  • Motivated self-starter


Compensations range: $90-135k annually.

Compensation includes salary, 11 paid holidays, PTO (20 days earned over the first year), health insurance, dental, vision, life/disability, 401K match, incentive plan, schedule flexibility, parental leave, and education reimbursement.

About SightLine

SightLine Applications has two offices: Hood River and Portland, OR. The Hood River office includes sales, software engineering, and support teams. Our Portland office includes manufacturing, software, hardware engineering, and QA teams. The two offices are in constant communication and get together regularly to discuss ongoing projects and new opportunities. We work in an open office setting where we actively communicate about projects and customers throughout the day. SightLine is a member of the Gorge Technology Alliance and regularly sponsors Capstone teams at Portland State University.

SightLine Applications, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.  Our ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts help us to continually improve support for employees.

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