Working Student, Professional Services

  • Planet
  • Berlin, Germany
  • May 07, 2021

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’s Professional Services is a team of experienced technologists who work with customers to make them successful users of the companies product offerings. The team works closely with Product, Engineering and Sales enabling customers to gain the best value out of Planet tools and data during their journey, developing applications of new and existing products and technologies to expand customer use cases and capabilities. Your efforts will be directly visible in customers' ability to make global change actionable.

Impact You’ll Own:

As a Working Student in the Professional Services team, you will

  • Help coordinating customer participation in product pilot engagements by processing and delivering imagery to customer cloud services, facilitating product adoption and collecting feedback.
  • Support the team maintaining internal cloud storage projects in Google Cloud Platform.
  • Support labeling and training machine learning models for image segmentation.
  • Help develop, expand or maintain existing tools for technical demonstrations in Google Earth Engine. 
  • Provide technical support to external and internal customers on Professional Services engagements.
  • Help creating and updating training materials (decks, tutorials, Jupyter notebooks, etc.) as well as support facilitating training enablement's.

What You Bring:

  • Knowledge of remote sensing, Earth observation, GIS and cloud services solutions such as GCP and AWS.
  • Tech savvy: able to learn new software without much instruction
  • Comfortable with using command line tools to access remote servers.
  • Any relevant working or internship experience in the field of GIS/ remote sensing or customer support
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor/Master degree course for another year.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • You have developed and are familiar with Python modules for raster and geo-data analysis.
  • You can understand and use Google Earth Engine for manipulating and analyzing satellite imagery.

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
  • 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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