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Senior Frontend Engineer, Tasking Platform

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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 a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.

About the Role:  

Come and help us to build our customer platform frontend and make an impact on Earth! 

As a frontend engineer, you will help customers by building beautiful and fast user experiences that delight our customers. 

In this role, you will be challenged to: push the envelope in building and rendering UIs that often include geospatial data quickly, have a sharp product and business sense, and think big yet deliver value incrementally.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Work as an integral member of a cross-functional team focused on improving customer journeys such as:

  • Building out user experiences to task, browse, and analyze hi-resolution geospatial data

  • Optimize slippy maps to work performantly with many layers and POIs

  • Build an intuitive navigation experience for the Planet Tasking Dashboard webapp

  • Operate as a specialist that understands user interaction behaviors and partners closely with designers to deliver great experiences

  • Help develop a vision and roadmap to improve our frontend stack

  • Help to sequence and de-risk projects to ensure timely delivery of value

  • Collaborate with product and other cross-functional stakeholders to co-create an impactful customer experience.

What You Bring:

Experience in:

  • Javascript, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, TypeScript and ES6 
  • React, complete understanding of its main fundamentals like Virtual DOM, component lifecycle, etc. 
  • Experience with writing automated tests (e.g. Jest, React Testing Library, WDIO)
  • Building delightful UI/UX
  • Understanding of REST APIs
  • Experience in Git, TDD and CI/CD
  • Working in cross-functional teams that put customer requirements first
  • A track record of designing, building, and evolving software systems at scale

Personal traits:

  • Adaptability and openness to changes and challenges
  • A positive, can-do attitude to work
  • Clear communication skills that resonate with engineers, cross functional stakeholders, and executives
  • Passion for improving developer velocity

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

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. 

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. 

Accommodations:

Planet is an inclusive community and we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the interview process, please call Planet's front office at 669-214-9404 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

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Posted 2 months ago

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