Senior Software Engineer

  • Planet
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 14, 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 decision-makers 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 and machine learning-powered analytics to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest challenges.

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 are iterating 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.

The Role:

Devops SW Engineer on the corporate engineering team. 

The Must Haves:

  • Track record of working with large web applications or computer clusters 
  • Familiarity with Python ecosystem
  • Hands-on experience with Linux deployment and administration
  • Experience using configuration management tools (i.e. Puppet, Chef, Ansible) in a production environment
  • Strong understanding of Network principles
  • 5 years experience in infrastructure development and/or operations or equivalent education/training
  • Experience deploying and operating large scale services on AWS or a similar public cloud infrastructure

The Nice-to-Haves:

  • History of working with monitoring tools
  • Operational experience in deploying and maintaining databases
  • Operations of ElasticSearch installations
  • Experience using Docker, ECS or Linux Containers in a production environment
  • Experience with a development focused operations team
  • Awareness of best practices about systems security and defensive programming

Some press about us:

Our CEO, Will Marshall's Dreamforce Talk

"Tiny Satellites ushering in the New Space Revolution" Bloomberg Businessweek

"The All-Seeing Eye in the Sky video" Bloomberg Businessweek video

"Q&A with Amy Truong, Planet's Director of Software Engineering" —Planet Blog

Join Us:

Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth. If you are feeling inspired, check out our website and apply. Be sure to include a cover letter to let us know why you think you’d be a good fit and feel free to mention anyone you have previously worked with at Planet.

We are committed to building a diverse team and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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