Senior Quality Engineer

  • Planet
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 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:

Quality Engineering team at Planet focuses on validating customer-facing applications. This ranges from web based applications where users can explore and visualize Earth, cloud-based imagery platform that enables to ingest imagery, build tools and monitoring  with Planet analytics.

We are looking for strong Quality engineer to join our team to help us in building  test automation and delivering high quality software.

Impact You'll Own:

  • Design, develop and maintain automated test cases
  • Take ownership of testing features and automation till release.
  • Develop and enhance existing tools and automation framework
  • Troubleshoot issues down to the root cause and provide detailed bug reports.
  • Detail oriented, highly adaptable and acts as a customer advocate for quality.
  • Work closely with stakeholders, communicate with team about any  issues, risks with the application in test.

What You Bring:

  • 6+ years of experience in software testing and automation
  • Strong experience in developing test automation using Python or similar.
  • Proven experience in all areas of product testing
  • Experience in building reliable  automation framework and test tools.
  • Experience using Docker and containerized architectures
  • Experience in Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) such as Gitlab, Jenkins.
  • Experience with open source tools and resources

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience of geospatial concepts
  • Experience in Agile development environment

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Recognition Programs
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Volunteering Benefits

Some Press About Us:

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and at a recent Dreamforce Talk
“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”
"The All-Seeing Eye in the Sky video" Bloomberg Businessweek video
“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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