Senior Software Engineer, Build and Deploy 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:  

Our Core Imagery team processes vast quantities of satellite image data into beautiful, visual products that provide scientifically useful analytics and actionable information. The group is responsible for taking millions of images a day from downlink to customer workflows. The work of the Core Imagery team is performed at scale and affects millions of images and terabytes of data. There is much work to be done and this would be a great experience for an engineer who has some geospatial experience but is also not afraid to get their hands dirty in infrastructure.

Impact You’ll Own:

Increase reliability and availability of core imagery data pipeline

Bolster core imagery data pipeline monitoring & tracing capabilities

Improve the ability of the team to respond to production on-call incidents

Author runbooks, configure dashboards, automate alerts, and streamline processes

Participate in team on-call rotation to support production services

Keep core imagery data pipeline running on up to date software and services

What You Bring:

Experience with linux package management

Experience building workflows with  Jenkins, GitLab Runners or similar

Experience developing and deploying code as Docker containers into a Kubernetes cluster at scale with cloud computing resources (e.g. AWS or GCP)

Experience writing production code in Python

What Makes You Stand Out:

Knowledge of open-source GIS tools

Knowledge of how to scale code with cloud computing resources, e.g. AWS or GCP

A passion for large scale computing projects

Positive attitude, excitement about Planet’s mission

Benefits While Working at Planet:

This should be localized based on US, Germany, International, Remote

Comprehensive health plan

Wellness and mental health programs

Flexible time off

Recognition programs

Commuter benefits 

Learning and tuition reimbursement

Parental leave for all types of parents 

Offsites and happy hours (virtual for now)

Volunteering benefits via 1% Pledge

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. 

Accommodations:

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.

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 and Applicants, and hereby consent to the collection, processing, use, and storage of my personal information as described therein.

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.

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