Overview.ai announces Series A funding!

Culture and Life

Come join a world class team

Whether you are remote or want to join us at our new office in San Francisco. If any of these keywords resonate with you, you are in the right place

Overview.ai is an extremely multidisciplinary place

We are an end-to-end solution and product. Every employee at Overview gets exposure on everything from the hardware to the deep learning algorithms. We believe in highly autonomous and creative builders. We want every employee to thrive in what they are best at.

Everyone comes together to take factories into the future by making them smarter, safer, and cleaner. While we have a great office and lab space in San Francisco, we also have a vibrant remote culture.

Working at Overview.ai is an immersive experience in deep tech

We also however strive for team cohesiveness beyond work. We bring everyone from across the globe together once a quarter for team bonding activities, training, and strategy sessions. From online group gameplay, to in-person, high-speed karting at the Sonoma Raceway, we enjoy what we do together both on and off-the-clock. Work hard, play hard, right?

And we are a family friendly company!

Interested in building the future with us? Check out our careers page

Russell Nibbelink Overview Co-founder

Russell Nibbelink

Co-founder & Head of Engineering

Russell Nibbelink is the head of engineering and a co-founder at Overview. At Overview, he leads the team that helps customers implement cutting-edge, high-speed deep learning algorithms to reduce manufacturing waste and defective parts. 

Before joining Overview, Russell was a software engineer at Salesforce, where he worked on web-scale infrastructure projects. His many accomplishments at Salesforce include the migration of Salesforce’s largest customers to upgraded hardware with no downtime, live database change record ingestion, and the creation of visibility tooling for calculating data throughput rates.

Russell received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California Berkeley College of Engineering, where he was also the head teaching assistant in the field of High Performance Computing.

Chris Van Dyke Overview CEO

Chris Van Dyke

Co-founder & CEO

Chris Van Dyke is the CEO and co-founder of Overview. He is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, corporate development, sales and marketing. With over 16 years of engineering and manufacturing expertise, Chris focuses on optimizing customer’s manufacturing operations using artificial intelligence and computer vision to accelerate product development, reduce rework, and improve yields. Since founding Overview in 2018, Chris has been instrumental in building a company and team dedicated to a disruptive, positive impact on manufacturing for decades to come. 

Before Overview, Chris served in several senior manufacturing engineering positions at Tesla for eight years. For Tesla’s Model 3, he led the 80-person battery design team from the initial battery concept to the product launch to the high-volume production. He also managed the infrastructure and equipment design for the first Gigafactory, including equipment for supporting battery cell manufacturing. Chris also launched Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Supercharger Program, with more than 25,000 stations worldwide. 

Prior to Tesla, Chris was a senior engineer at H2Gen Innovations, during which time he co-authored multiple patents. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Austin Appel

Co-founder & Head of Product

Austin Appel is the head of product and a co-founder at Overview, where he is responsible for leading product development and operations. With over 8 years of experience in manufacturing and systems engineering, Austin works with customers to ensure that manufacturing operations can quickly adopt and use artificial intelligence-based computer vision systems.

Before Overview, Austin spent four years at Tesla in various capacities, including battery manufacturing, and research and development (R&D). He led the design for manufacturability (DFM) and automation efforts for the Model 3 battery pack production at Tesla’s first Gigafactory. Earlier at Tesla, he expanded the production of Model S and X battery packs through equipment design and implementation.

Austin holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.