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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 Role:

The Rectification team at Planet is responsible for properly geolocating imagery downlinked from our constellation of Earth observation satellites. Your role will be to help refine our current techniques for doing this as well as develop new techniques as we work on our next generation of satellites. You will also be collaborating with other teams to ensure the geometric quality of future telescopes.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Ensuring the imagery is properly geolocated on the Earth’s surface
  • Contributing to the design and modeling of new imaging systems and operating modes
  • Developing and validating image quality metrics
  • Troubleshooting image quality issues and developing long-term mitigations and improvements
  • Collaborating with satellite operations, payload, hardware (optics/EE), and embedded software teams

What You Bring:

  • 5+ years Photogrammetry and/or quantitative remote sensing work experience
  • Familiarity with design and construction of imaging/capture/camera hardware
  • Experience leveraging scientific MATLAB, Python and/or C/C++ in a Unix/Linux/AWS environment to develop and automate novel image processing algorithms
  • Familiarity with source control and project management tools

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • 2+ years C++ experience
  • Computer Vision, preferably with feature point based techniques

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. 



United States, San Francisco, CA

Posted a month ago