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Planet Labs // commercial satellite network
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2021
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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.

The Role:

We are seeking a Contracts Manager who is obsessed with providing great customer service & wants to join a small but mighty in-house legal team. The primary responsibilities of the role include supporting the day to day operations of the team, owning & executing the contract management process, building relationships with both internal & external stakeholders, handling negotiations when necessary & managing stock administration.  This is a great opportunity to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment & make an impact with your skills & your enthusiasm.  

The Must Haves:

  • 5+ years experience in contracts management or corporate legal role
  • Experience managing contract process from start to finish
  • Strong sense of accountability, integrity & taking ownership over projects & responsibilities & resolving issues proactively
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines & to manage multiple demands, priorities, & projects simultaneously
  • Strong team player skills & ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to maintain a graceful & helpful customer service attitude, particularly in high-pressure & time-crunched circumstances, where last-minute circumstances may shift project priorities
  • Good sense of humor, outgoing, drama-free, inquisitive, & desire to get things done
  • Established efficiency by use of meticulous organizational skills, including the ability to manage a variety of projects & ongoing negotiations at once
  • Capable independent worker, quick learner, & self-starter, who is driven & creative, yet who is a team player who brings a positive & supportive mentality to Planet  
  • Highly organized & detail oriented
  • Proven history of taking initiative, working independently, being highly analytical & using good judgement
  • Competency in MS Word & Excel
  • College degree

The Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with Jira ticketing system. 
  • Paralegal certificate.
  • Experience working in a start-up environment.

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. 

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