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Planet Labs // commercial satellite network
 
Engineering, Full Time    Canada, Remote    Posted: Monday, May 16, 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:  

The customer platform team is looking for a full-stack software engineer who will be responsible for building systems & integrating third-party services that will help our users lower their time to value. In this role, you will work with multiple internal teams to coordinate the integration of Single Sign-On (SSO) across Planets software platform & integrate new product offerings & platform capabilities. Your work will be highly visible & will directly impact the ability of customers to get faster access to Planets unprecedented datasets as well as streamlining the internal processes for handling customer accounts management. 

Impact Youll Own:

  • Integrate 3rd party services into Planets products
  • Automate & streamline user account creation
  • Improve the new user experience on Planets website
  • Build new services & features to support Planets growing platform
  • Help to define, create & analyze usage metrics to drive customer growth
  • Participate in team on-call rotation to support production services

What You Bring:

  • Full stack application development experience (Database, Services, Web)
  • Fluency in Python/Flask, PostGreSQL, React & Material UI or related technologies
  • Designing & evolving public-facing APIs
  • Curiosity, Innovation, Collaboration
  • Passion for improving developer velocity
  • Experience scaling & maintaining production systems
  • 3+ years industry experience

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Versatility - the ability to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Experience building account management systems
  • Experience with geospatial technologies & data
  • Positive attitude, excitement about Planets mission

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Be part of a vibrant international company of 45+ nationalities with office locations in different countries
  • Sense of belonging in a diverse & inclusive culture
  • Experience a fast-paced spacetech environment
  • Countless opportunities to connect within & outside of work with regular team events 
  • Personal development with annual L&D budget
  • Join our regular hack-weeks & meetup events to exchange knowledge
  • Employee Resource Groups & the opportunity to be part of a community
  • Give back to the community by using one day per quarter for charitable work as part of our 1% Pledge
  • Flexible working hours to support work life balance
  • Be part of our growth: we offer equity options for our employees
  • Daily virtual mindful bodywork sessions to stay healthy
  • We offer equipment & wellbeing support during these challenging times
  • Contributions to Company Pension scheme
  • Enjoy unique offers & discounts for companies/web shops
  • Additional Company Holidays

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.

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