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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. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • kubernetesLanguages
    • altiumLanguages
    • satellite tasking tools / STK or SOAPLanguages
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    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
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    • TeradataDatabases


Located in sunny SOMA, just a few blocks from the San Francisco Giants ballpark. Steps from world-class restaurants and public transportation.

An Insider's view of Planet

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Planet challenges and motivates its employees to excel at work while also providing the freedom to do the things we love in our personal lives!


FP&A Manager, Go To Market

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited about partnering with Chief Sustainability Officers to solve key environmental and social governance initiatives. My passions are preventing deforestation and reducing the impact of climate change through the tracking of carbon emissions. Planet's 24/7 satellite imagery/analytics makes working here less of a job, and more of a mission.


Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

My team builds satellites. Not too many people in the world can say they do that. It is a unique club! To succeed on my team, you need passion, dedication and a sense of humor! Everyone in our lab is dedicated, smart and committed. Sure, schedules can be demanding, but we have fun while we do it. Working at Planet is not just a job, it's a mission!


Director, Manufacturing Engineering

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

It's fascinating to see Planet’s satellite imagery unlock new capabilities for Earth observation. As a Marketing leader in Global Demand Generation I amplify our message and engage with various industries. I develop interesting ways to reach an audience and create awareness about Planet’s mission - use space to help life on Earth.


Director of Global Demand Generation

What's something quirky about your company?

Planet is breaking barriers and creating new value proposition within earth observation. Traditional space companies do not operate with the agility and innovation that we do, however, the quirkiest aspect of all would be our people. Everyone you meet has a purpose that aligns with Planet's vision and an interesting story as to how they got here.


Customer Success Engineer

What are Planet Perks + Benefits

Planet Benefits Overview

Health and Wellness: health and dental insurance; short- and long-term disability; wellness program; HSA account; fitness subsidies;; Physera; Headspace
Vacation and Time Off: unlimited vacation; paid holidays; personal/sick days; maternity leave; paternity leave
Financial and Retirement: 401(k); company equity; relocation assistance
Professional Development: tuition reimbursement; learning and development stipend; promote from within; mentor program; shadowing opportunities; access to online courses; lunch and learns

Volunteer in local community
Meals On Wheels
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Belonging Task Force, [email protected] ERG, Mental Health ERG, Social Justice Matching Program, Planet Queers, Ethics Committee, Wonderwomen, Green Committee, Wellness Program
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
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Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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