Fullstack Engineer, General Application at Planet

Posted on:
January 5, 2023

🔭 Our mission & vision

Job Description

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 headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.

About the Role:  

Come and help us to build our customer platform and make an impact on Earth!

Planet monitors the Earth by observing the entire Earth everyday. The market for these insights is new and therefore requires engineering that embraces change as we establish product market fit.  Customer platform engineers are focused on continuously improving the value we deliver to customers, increasing the market for the earth observation industry. 

As a fullstack engineer, you will help customers by building the critical end-to-end applications that they need to use Planet’s products. Planet delivers imagery to our customers in many forms, including our APIs, our SDK, and our web apps. 

In this role, you will be challenged to: build and evolve consumer products across our engineering stack (i.e., backend, APIs, frontend), contribute a sharp product and business sense to the team, and think big yet deliver value incrementally.

Impact You’ll Own:

Work as an integral member of a cross-functional team focused on improving customer journeys such as:

Our trial program to give customers a sense of the value of Planet’s data

A self-service onboarding to ensure customers know how to use our product

An ordering and checkout process for data or imagery

Our web app experience to allow customers to intuitively search for and analyze imagery

Operate as a “glue” engineer to ensure backend and frontend stacks work well together to delight customers

Participate in an on-call rotation to ensure our systems remain up 24/7

Senior applicants will:

Develop a vision and roadmap to improve our engineering stack

Help to sequence and de-risk projects to ensure timely delivery of value

Collaborate with product and other cross-functional stakeholders to co-create an impactful customer experience.

What You Bring:

Experience in:

Python, Go, Node, PostGreSQL

Javascript, React, Material UI

Designing and evolving public APIs

Working in cross-functional teams that put customer requirements first

Adaptability and openness to changes and challenges

A positive, can-do attitude to work

Senior applicants will also have:

Clear communication skills that resonate with engineers, cross functional stakeholders, and executives

A track record of designing, building, and evolving software systems at scale

Passion for improving developer velocity

A track record of mentorship and growing other engineers

What Makes You Stand Out:

Experience in:

Kubernetes (k8s)

Geospatial experience (GDAL, OGR, etc.)

API documentation and written communication

Oncall experience

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 and inclusive culture

Experience a fast-paced spacetech environment

Countless opportunities to connect within and outside of work with regular team events 

Personal development with annual L&D budget

Join our regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge

Employee Resource Groups and 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 and wellbeing support during these challenging times

Contributions to Company Pension scheme

Enjoy unique offers and 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. 

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. 

EEO statement:

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.

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