Senior Software Engineer, Full-Stack

Added: April 4, 2024
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 a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and The Netherlands.

About The Role

The front-end team within Sentinel Hub is looking for full-stack engineer who like challenging tasks on a combination of (mostly) front-end, (some) back-end and (occasional) DevOps work. Sentinel Hub (SH) is a world-renown service for distribution of satellite data, processing hundreds of millions of requests on 20PB+ archive every month.

Our front-end team develops applications on top of SH and Planet APIs such as EO Browser or Planet Explorer. In this role, you will be asked to extend existing features and set up new applications from scratch.

The SH back-end is proportionally complex, based on micro-services spawning over tens (sometimes thousands) of virtual machines running on AWS and four other clouds.

We are looking for someone who enjoys writing production-ready code that works at scale (our APIs are used by thousands of developers around the world).

The SH team is using React for the front-end, and Java for the back end. We take a modern software development approach and follow and evaluate new developments in the field.

Impact You’ll Own

  • Design and develop RESTful APIs and other web services
  • Write technical documentation
  • Integrate SH and Planet APIs into reusable UI components for SH use cases
  • Maintain existing and develop new SH applications
  • Design, develop and help shape the web application for Planet’s growing Earth Data Platform
  • Conduct code reviews

What You Bring

  • Expertise with React (or similar JavaScript frameworks) & Material UI
  • Good knowledge of HTTP, REST, JSON, and HTML5/CSS3
  • Experience with Redux for state management
  • Experience with Jest for unit tests
  • Expertise with Java 11+ for the backend
    • JAX-RS, CDI, Jackson or micronaut
    • Junit, testcontainers
  • Experience with the Grafana ecosystem
  • Database experience:
    • PostgreSQL + PostGIS, Timescale
    • InfluxDB, prometheus
  • Experience with GCP and AWS hyperscale clouds, OpenStack
  • Experience with Nomad for container orchestration and consul for service networking
  • Experience with Gradle, gitlabCI, Jenkins for build and one-click deployment automation
  • Proven cross-functional collaboration skills (Product & Design)
  • Experience in improving team processes and developer velocity
  • Experience in mentoring junior team members and knowledge sharing
What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in building platforms
  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • Experience with geospatial technologies and data (e.g. Leaflet/OpenLayer for interactive maps)

Benefits While Working At Planet

  • Additional company winter holidays and regular global days off
  • Remote friendly work environment and flexible working hours
  • Contribution to our growth by offering equity options for employees
  • Giving back to the community - one day per quarter for charitable work
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge
  • Home office budget
  • Employee Resource Groups providing empowering spaces for connection and mentorship

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.

EEO Statement

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Know Your Rights.


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