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 Planet Impact in STEM Program:
Are you looking to balance your computer science or coding education with real-world experience? In the fall of 2020, for the first time, Planet is piloting an internship program that seeks to benefit members of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups within STEM. In the 16 weeks that you’re with us, you’ll have access to Planet’s internal resources to help support you in having a great experience working remotely at Planet, whether you’re working in a part- or full-time capacity. You’ll join your team alongside a cohort of other fellows, while becoming a part of an inclusive culture that thrives on collaboration and launching new ideas. If using space to help life on earth sounds like a fulfilling avenue to apply your growing coding skills, apply below! As part of your submission we want to hear YOUR story. Also, please include how you see this program complementing your concurrent instruction and if you are available full-time. We are excited to hear from you!
Location: Oakland, Detroit, Atlanta (Remote)
Duration: October 12 2020 - February 19, 2021
Pay rate: $25 an hour
About the Role:
Planet’s Developer Relations team focuses on translating technical topics into accessible learning resources and tools for users of Planet’s APIs and satellite data. As a Developer Advocate Intern on this team, you should be passionate about both learning and teaching new technologies and skills.
This role is part software engineer, part technical writer and part educator: on any given day you may work on API documentation, develop sample code, contribute to open-source tools, create tutorials, or write a blog post. As a Developer Advocate Intern you will focus on helping users solve problems they may encounter while using Planet’s APIs and data products.
A successful Developer Advocate at Planet loves connecting with and working to enable software developers, data scientists and geospatial professionals: equipping them for success and providing the resources they need to best take advantage of Planet’s platform & data.
Impact You’ll Own:
- Contribute to API documentation on Planet’s Developer Center
- Contribute code and documentation to open source tools & libraries
- Create beginner-friendly training materials: tutorials, guides, videos, etc.
What You Bring:
- A fresh perspective to learning about satellite imagery and Planet’s platform
- Curiosity about our planet and an interest in using space to help life on earth
- Willingness to engage in proactive communication as a remote intern
You Should Have:
- Experience writing code; Python & Jupyter Notebook familiarity a plus
- Familiarity with git, GitHub and/or GitLab
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
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.