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.
Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.
About the Role:
As a Director of Compliance (Trade, Anti-Bribery, Export Control) for Planet, you will play a critical role in managing the company’s compliance function in the areas of export controls; economic sanctions; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); customs, supply chain, and shipping; and other areas of global trade compliance. You will be a member of our Legal team and will have the opportunity to work on issues that impact virtually every part of the business. You will routinely interface with executives, engineers, local and international personnel, as well as external counsel and vendors. You will provide leadership in the development, execution, and continuous improvement of compliance programs and bring significant subject matter expertise to the role. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned compliance professional with great judgment and attention to detail, and with 8+ years of experience in global trade compliance and 3+ years supervisory / leadership experience.
Impact You’ll Own:
Supervising the preparation of and preparing export licensing documents
Analyzing hardware, software, and services for export classification
Reviewing export control requirements for manufacturing lab visitation
Drafting, reviewing, and implementing internal policies, processes and procedures
Preparing and conducting effective compliance trainings for employees
Supervising coordination with engineering, launch, and manufacturing teams to manage shipments
Coordinating with teams across the company to understand the compliance impact of proposed new products, services, and acquisitions
Drafting and preparing filings for government agencies, including license applications, regulatory notifications, and scheduled reporting
Supervising the review, clearance, and escalation of automated flags for global trade compliance screening
Record-keeping retention and organization
Ensuring compliance with FCPA requirements
Coordinating with hiring managers and HR team to ensure proper export compliance for new hires
Analyzing economic and financial sanctions for implications to Planet’s global business
What You Bring:
Must be a U.S. person
B.S. or B.A. required
Excellent communication (oral and written); strong problem solving skills and the ability to deal with people of all levels
At least eight years of previous compliance experience, particularly in export controls (EAR and ITAR) and/or FCPA
At least three years of supervisory / leadership experience
Self-starter who demonstrates initiative, works independently, and knows when to ask questions
Strong appreciation of business processes and risks
Experience reading and interpreting regulations is required
High level of concentration, accuracy and attention to detail
A careful, methodical approach
A sense of humor and unflappable demeanor
What Makes You Stand Out:
An advanced degree
Previous experience working in the aerospace/defense environment
Extensive expertise in export controls and/or FCPA compliance
Previous experience working in a newly public company environment and/or scaling a compliance function
Benefits While Working at Planet:
Comprehensive Health Plan
Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
Flexible Time Off
Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
Offsites and Happy Hours
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.
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.
Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and 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 and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Planet is an inclusive community and 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 and we will be happy to assist you.
Compensation (only applicable for Colorado applicants):
The base pay range targeted for this position in Colorado is: $156,600 - $243,900. This role is eligible for equity.
The actual offer, including the compensation package, is determined based on multiple factors, including experience, location, and 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.