Satellite Data Processing Engineer

  • Planet
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 01, 2020

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:  

Planet is looking for a Satellite Data Processing Engineer to support the Order Fulfillment team in Berlin. 

Our mission is to help Planet to convert imagery contracts (thus analytics) into billable events by producing the right quality, quantity and timeliness of imagery products as defined by Product Specification or Contractual Terms. Another main objective is the continuous improvement of our system, its products and the integration of new data.

The main focus of the team is the data processing and quality control of Dove and SkySat imagery and products as well as order management.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Operate Image Processing Systems
  • Perform Image Quality Control
  • Meet delivery deadlines
  • Ensure quality standards

What You Bring:

  • Fundamentals of remote sensing
  • Experience with image processing
  • Good knowledge of photogrammetry, GIS systems and spatial data
  • Knowledge of database systems (preferably Oracle or PostgreSQL)
  • Proficient knowledge of the Python programming language
  • Familiarity with UNIX and Windows operating systems
  • Must enjoy being part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Self-starter, works on own initiative, with effective communication to team and supervisor
  • Ambitious and committed to achieving success
  • Working experience in a satellite ground segment system and knowledge of remote sensing/GIS scripting languages (e.g. PCI EASI, GDAL) are an asset
  • Professional proficiency in English


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. 

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