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Planet Labs // commercial satellite network
 
Engineering, Full Time    United States, Remote    Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2022
 
   
 
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Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, & 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, & humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company & data company all rolled into one.

Customers & users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, & solve our worlds toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, & software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture & community & we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first & prepares our company for growth. Join Planet & be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.

About the Role:  

Planets customer growth team is developing systems to better enable, control, & measure access to our global scale imagery. They are responsible for granting access to resources on the platform as well as capturing data to help customers & internal stakeholders better understand usage patterns.

This role will be responsible for the infrastructure & software making out our access, quota metering, authentication & authorization layers controlling access to the Planet platform. Our tech stack is Go, Python, Postgres, BigQuery, Pub/Sub, & Kubernetes running on Googles Cloud. We believe strongly in engineering resilient software through a solid software engineering process.

The customer growth team is highly distributed & you will thrive in an environment of remote work & asynchronous communication. Youre expected to have strong written communication skills & be able to develop working relationships with coworkers in locations across several North American time zones. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, creative, & has at least some experience building large scale backend systems.

Impact Youll Own:

  • Build services in Go & Python to provide administration & access control APIs
  • Understand design tradeoffs when designing technical solutions for our user focused stories
  • Write high-quality, maintainable, highly-available, well-documented  production code
  • Evaluate system risks & improve reliability via code, process, documentation, architecture & other improvements
  • Own operation of services by measuring performance, creating alerts, runbooks, & responding to incidents & performance anomalies during on-call rotations

What You Bring:

  • Experience building services that leverage cloud-based infrastructure & tooling such as AWS or GCP
  • History of working with monitoring tools like SignalFX, New Relic & Graphite (or equivalent)
  • Comfortable with using Docker containers in a production environment
  • Experience with SQL databases (Postgres or MySQL) & NoSQL databases (e.g. Bigtable, Redis, HBase, etc.), & understand when to use each
  • Experience with a large shared codebase & Continuous Integration & Deployment workflows & tooling
  • Solid grasp of database internals. Youve seen both good & bad indexes on databases & know what questions to ask to distinguish between the two. We expect youll have a good idea of how things like indexing, query planning & replication work in your favorite database.
  • Comfortable working in a Linux operational environment. Experience using & troubleshooting networking APIs & other system calls. While this is a software engineering team, we do largely manage our own operations (with the exception of Kubernetes control/worker pools, CI tools & the like), including participating in on-call rotation.
  • Comfortable with distributed systems concepts, reasoning about concurrency & making consistency tradeoffs.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience with user management & access control systems
  • Familiarity with OpenID Connect, OAuth 2.0, & other authentication flows
  • Familiarity with geospatial concepts, & how they are applied in popular open source software like GEOS/GDAL.
  • Experience with containerized build & deployment processes & container orchestration systems like Kubernetes.

Benefits While Working at Planet:

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

Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog

Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth

Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News

Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace Planet Blog

Why we care so much about Belonging. 

Were dedicated to helping the whole Planet, & to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices & on all of our teams. Thats why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity & inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but youre 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 dont just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill peoples 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 youre excited to come along for the ride. 

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs & we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, & committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth & breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, & local laws. 

Accommodations:

Planet is an inclusive community & we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the interview process, please call Planet's front office at 669-214-9404 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential & we will be happy to assist you.

Privacy Policy: By clicking "Apply Now" at the top of this job posting, I acknowledge that I have read the Planet Data Privacy Notice for California Staff Members & Applicants, & hereby consent to the collection, processing, use, & storage of my personal information as described therein.

Compensation (only applicable for Colorado applicants):

The base pay range targeted for this position in Colorado is: $116,100 - $187,200. This role is eligible for equity.

The actual offer, including the compensation package, is determined based on multiple factors, including experience, location, & other business considerations.

Planet is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not able to work from a state where Planet is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.

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