Company Details

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth. Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one. Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles. As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains. We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

From onboard spacecraft and ground software to product software engineering, Planet’s Software Engineering team manages our satellite constellations, delivers analysis-ready imagery, and enables people to derive meaningful insights from Planet’s daily, global dataset.

About the Role:

The integrations engineering team at Planet is seeking a new Software Engineer to help customers interact with Planet data. Your mission will be to build APIs and systems for bringing Planet imagery and insights to our customers. Planet’s customers use a wide array of geospatial applications and the engineer in this position will be responsible for building systems to integrate data into those apps. A particular focus of this position will be integrating with government customers. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, creative, and has at least some experience with geospatial data.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Develop systems for bringing Planet data into an array of government customer environments.
  • Scale software systems for data delivery with growing customer demand
  • Help design the next generation APIs for delivery of data to customers
  • Drive usage of Planet data by understanding customer workflows and building systems to support them

What You Bring:

  • 1+ years of experience writing HTTP services in Go.
  • 1+ years of experience writing HTTP services in Python.
  • Experience writing SQL and/or managing relational databases like Postgres/MySQL
  • Experience with document-based data stores like Mongo or Firebase
  • Experience with cloud providers like GCP, AWS, or Azure

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience or understanding of remote sensing imagery concepts
  • Experience working  with US government customers

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Recognition Programs
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Volunteering Benefits

Why we care so much about Belonging. 

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please… do apply!  At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description.  We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts.  We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.

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