Technical Enablement Specialist

  • Planet
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 13, 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:

The role of Enablement is to provide the tools, assets, resources, and training to the internal sales team and our external partner network in order to improve efficiency and success. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic Technical Enablement Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will collaborate with the Global Customer Success Team, Sales Engineering Team, Partners Team, Product, and Marketing to support in building the Enablement program. This role presents an excellent opportunity to impact the success of our technical sales teams and partners. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast pace, highly engaged environment and is able to work closely with internal teams to execute on key objectives.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Enhancing and delivering the Onboarding for new hires in the technical roles
  • Coordinate training delivery and completion
  • Own the relationship with the key stakeholders internally from a technical standpoint to ensure  
  • Ongoing process improvements for increasing productivity and improving Partner experience
  • Monitor and facilitate effective Partner contract renewals process

What You Bring:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a Sales or a Technical role
  • Geospatial and/or remote sensing background
  • A track record in managing cross-functional projects and driving projects to a successful and timely completion
  • Ability to successfully communicate and coordinate with international customers and sales team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize job requirements
  • Enjoy working in a global team and across teams within the company

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience with Esri, QGIS, or Google Earth Engine
  • Experience with sales enablement tools, such as training tools and/or content management tools
  • Salesforce Administrator experience
  • Sales or partner training experience

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 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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