Senior Software Engineer, Customer Platform at Planet
🔭 Our mission & vision
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:
The customer platform team is looking for a full-stack software engineer who will be responsible for building new systems and integrating third-party software platforms that will help our users get access to what they pay for more quickly. In this role, you will work with multiple internal teams to build customer facing features such as self-service account management as well as internally facing systems such as a centralized product catalog. Your work will be highly visible and will directly impact the ability of customers to get faster access to Planet’s unprecedented datasets as well as streamline the internal processes for getting new customers up and running on our platform. Although this is a full-stack role, the ideal candidate would favor front end development.
Impact You’ll Own:
Streamline and automate user account creation
Integrate business systems with custom internal applications
Work with design to build customer facing and internal application UI
Build new services and features to support Planet’s growing platform
Help to define, create and analyze usage metrics to drive customer growth
Participate in team on-call rotation to support production services
What You Bring:
Expertise with React & Material UI
Experience owning and transforming modern front end codebases
Experience with Python/Flask or Go
Familiarity with DevOps, K8s, Docker, GCP
Proven cross-functional collaboration skills (Product & Design)
Passion for improving developer velocity
Experience maintaining and performance tuning production systems
6+ years industry experience
What Makes You Stand Out:
Experience with front end technical leadership and ownership of projects
Commitment to active mentorship
Versatility - the ability to pick up new technologies quickly
Experience building account management systems
Experience with geospatial technologies and data
Positive attitude, excitement about Planet’s mission
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
The US base salary range for this full-time position at the commencement of employment is $124,000 - $203,000. 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.
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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