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.
We have a big vision at Planet; support the transition of governments and major geospatial actors toward a blended overhead architecture and embrace purchasing commercial services derived from remote sensing assets. 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. Be a part of our mission and help build a company that is changing the world.
Planet is seeking a candidate to join the company’s Strategy Division to lead partnership engagements aligned with accelerating Planet’s strategic plan. This position combines three central elements:
We’re seeking a candidate to join Planet’s Strategy Division to work on Special Projects and Strategic Planning to accelerate Space Systems' role within the company’s Business Strategy. Your colleagues are based in San Francisco and Planet currently works from home for the rest of 2020. The candidate needs to have a systems understanding of the aerospace ecosystem from sensors, satellite design, satellite manufacturing, CONOPs, launch and regulatory activities, as well as a commercial-first approach toward market development. The candidate must have a market understanding for remote sensing, the competitive landscape commercially and from national systems, and assess market uptake appetite, readiness and Go-to-Market plan for new technology development and special projects. The right person for Planet knows how to navigate the complex relationships of a fast-growing technology company with multiple priorities and inspire Planet and its partners for future technology and product development that combines difficult, yet attainable engineering challenges with a new humanitarian mission at the core wrapped around an intelligent business model.
The best candidate will know how to:
This position requires close coordination with both internal and external constituencies, and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with Planet’s customers, government prototype partnerships, NGOs, technical partners and Planet team members across the world, in a highly-dynamic, high-growth commercial company. Planet’s services are novel, and thus we are looking for someone to simultaneously educate stakeholders on the broader context of the commercial aerospace opportunities while also specifically understanding short and mid-term opportunities for Planet while keeping an eye on building the case for a new product development.
The candidate will:
The candidate must have:
Benefits While Working at Planet:
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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.