Senior Solution Architect, API Management

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

Planet is seeking a Solution Architect. The ideal candidate is a subject matter expertise in business systems integration functions including: architecture design, standards, API management and process automation. You will facilitate API development and drive technology strategy, while collaborating with engineering and business teams. You will learn and grow from technical and domain knowledge, working with the best in class business systems portfolio. The Solution Architect should be an experienced systems architect who understands how business needs can be addressed through flexible, integrated systems solutions.

Impact You’ll Own

  • Play a strategic role in the evaluation, selection and design of the Planet’s business systems and integration solutions
  • Design and manage system integration standards and patterns. Champion API-led design
  • Establish the overall enterprise architecture for MuleSoft
  • Define integration architecture based on business requirements and established standards in line with the defined future state enterprise landscape
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to Planet business systems developers and 3rd party vendors
  • Advise developers on performance, scalability, reliability, monitoring and other operational aspected of integration solutions. Manage adherence to non functional requirements for all business system integrations
  • Contribute to business systems application portfolio optimization and gap analysis
  • Work with 3rd party vendors and engineering teams to perform periodic assessments and take proactive steps to reduce technical debt and leverage new system capabilities

What You Bring

  • Experience in application design knowledge combined with data, integration, and security architecture skills
  • Proven track record in designing and building API’s to integrate business platforms like Salesforce, Marketo, AEM, ERP and HCM
  • Expert in integration approaches and strategies, preferably with hands-on work involving web services (XML, SOAP, WSDL), messaging and REST protocols
  • Experience with API management platforms (Mulesoft, AWS API Gateway or Workato)
  • Experience in process and process-improvement orientation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to explain technology topics clearly and to a variety of audiences with varying technical sophistication
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, and Github
  • Experience working in an export control regulated environment and understanding of SOX and ISO27001 controls

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Advanced experience with identity management systems and identity federation protocols such as SAML2 and OIDC
  • Development experience with Java, Python, Node Js or similar languages applied in systems integration

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


The US base salary range for this full-time position at the commencement of employment is $127,000 - $180,600. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives (bonus and equity). The final salary range is determined by job related experience, skills and location. The range displays our typical hiring range for new hire salaries in US locations only. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

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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