Product Manager, Hyperspectral Imagery at Planet

Posted on:
February 23, 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 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 Product Manager for Hyperspectral Imagery at Planet, you will be responsible for overseeing product development and setting product strategy for our new hyperspectral data products. Planet’s Tanager mission is approaching launch, and you will oversee the development of our Hyperspectral Offering to ensure that the raw data from our satellites turn into valuable and actionable products for end users in commercial, government and non-profit domains. You will define the product roadmap in alignment with overall company strategy and engage early adopters and prospective customers to understand needs and set product requirements to meet them. You will work very closely with Product, Sales, Marketing, Science and Software Engineering teams at Planet. 

Impact You’ll Own:

Oversee the development of our hyperspectral products as we prepare for and execute launch, including working closely with the engineering team and our strategic partners on the product build-out

Engage early access program customers to obtain product feedback and understand value propositions to customers

Collaborate with Customer Platform Product teams to ensure customers can task, order, and access our products

Build and maintain the Product Roadmap for our Hyperspectral Offering, including capturing and prioritizing product requirements from multiple sources: customers, users, Sales, Engineering, Customer Success, Tech Support, etc.

Work closely with Sales and Product Marketing to clearly articulate value of the hyperspectral derived products for targeted markets

Work with strategic partners in the government, scientific and philanthropic communities to source feedback and input, coordinate cross-partner efforts, and ensure products are meeting established requirements

What You Bring:

5+ years as a power-user of satellite imagery, remote sensing and GIS, preferably with experience using hyperspectral imagery

Experience in an industry where advanced sensing could be applied such as defense, atmospheric sciences, agriculture, energy, environmental conservation or geology 

A solid understanding of the benefits and challenges of processing and analyzing EO data 

Proven capacity for delighting customers

Experience working in a fast paced, high growth environment

Outstanding executive communication (speaking and writing), interpersonal, and organizational skills

Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail

Benefits While Working at Planet:

Comprehensive Health Plan

Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices

Flexible Time Off

Recognition Programs

Commuter Benefits

Learning and Tuition Reimbursement

Parental Leave

Offsites and Happy Hours

Volunteering Benefits


The US base salary range for this full-time position at the commencement of employment is $123,600 - $203,300.  Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives (bonus and equity). The final salary range is determined by job related experience, skills and location.  The range displays our typical hiring range for new hire salaries in US locations only.  Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.



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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