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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 a global company with employees working remotely world wide & joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, & The Netherlands.

About the Role:  

Planet is constantly working on next generation systems & space platforms & we are seeking a Spacecraft NPI Applications Engineer to support Planets current & next generation spacecraft development & manufacturing. You will be the front-facing engineer to support the aforementioned teams with their day to day needs & work in the back-end on  process improvements & developing tools.

What You Bring:

  • Provide daily support to the engineers, administration, automation & configuration for a variety of engineering applications, including but not limited to, Mechanical & Electrical CAD/PDM Systems, PLM, Simulation/Computing Systems & Integrated Systems.
  • Act as the first point of contact for problem resolution & resolve key systemic production issues or address requests.
  • Diagnose & solve a range of issues, including, but not limited to software deployment, installation & setup, licenses, general 3D modeling, drafting, assembly & hardware-related issues.
  • Provide resolution to technical support issues in a professional & timely manner.
  • Develop workarounds & operating techniques when needed & communicate them to customers.
  • Develop automation tools for repetitive design/simulation tasks.
  • Provide following support for Engineering Systems.
    • Creating user accounts, assigning to the groups, updating workflows, executing ECOs, creating parts, BOMs, AMLs.
    • Managing Solidworks part & drawing templates, introducing best practices, identifying & developing automation tools.
    • Helping users installing, client setup, connection issues, workflow issues, data correction & process improvements.
    • Import & export data into/from systems.
    • Run the scripts to bulk data creation, testing & migration.
    • Scripting experience & skills (Python, VB, .NET) are preferred.
  • Create/Update user training material, Wiki & FAQs for repetitive user issues.
  • Document test cases for system integration testing & UAT.
  • Maintain close relationships with the software resellers & vendors for issue resolution, training needs & onboarding new tools.
  • Identify & drive CAD/PLM process improvements. Work with internal systems teams to implement system enhancements in support of operational efficiency & efficacy gains.
  • Scaling systems & processes, researching & on-boarding tools & lead training efforts.
  • Understanding & experience in Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing Execution is a plus.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Bachelors or Master's degree with 3-5 years of industry experience in one or more of the following fields: Product Development, New Product Introduction (NPI) or Manufacturing Operations or any related Engineering field.
  • Experience working with hardware engineering & manufacturing operations teams
  • Define BOM structures, release parts & execute ECOs.
  • Knowledge of the hardware development lifecycle phases.
  • Experience with the define & drive use cases for CAD & PLM solutions implementations. 
  • Experience in any scripting/programming languages.
  • CAD Automation Tools development experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of MRP & MES systems scores extra points.
  • Proven ability to work & thrive in a fast paced & time sensitive environment while maintaining a high level of detail, accuracy, & confidentiality.
  • Cross-functional team player & ability to work closely with all product groups.
  • Work on multiple projects & tasks at a time with the ability to effectively prioritize & multitask.
  • Strong organizational skills & ability to coordinate with cross-functional teams & job functions

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. 


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.

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