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Principal Engineer
Posted on 1/5/2023
Remote • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Deep understanding of building evolvable and simple backend systems for customer-facing products
  • An understanding around building data-intensive systems that support real-time product use cases
  • A track record of incrementally and continuously delivering engineering solutions that have business impact
  • An excellent understanding of the principles for “building for builders”
  • A desire and track record in mentoring and elevating engineers
  • High EQ and the ability to listen, manage, and use opinions to make important decisions
  • A history of working with cross-functional partners or teams to build holistic solutions for customers
  • The skills and determination to build and operate systems with a high bar for quality and reliability
  • At least 7 years of experience working in cross-functional teams focused on solving customer problems
  • Experience building systems on Cloud platforms
  • In this role, you will be the technical leader for the Customer Growth pillar within Planet
  • The Customer Growth pillar's mission is centered around increasing the customers who get value from Planet, directly or indirectly via partners
  • You will be responsible for the architectural design and operation of the infrastructure that supports the pillar
  • These systems initially include an online data processing system supporting our usage/reporting functions as well as the product catalog and the authorization mechanisms underlying it
  • As we continue to mature, the architecture will have a special emphasis on leveraging customer data to increase retention and hasten the time to first value for customers
  • You will be required to have a sharp product sense, work with other technical leaders to deliver architecture that aids in development velocity, deliver work incrementally, and de-risk hard problems
  • You will also be required to have a compelling vision towards creating the Earth Data Platform as we evolve from providing imagery and data to providing components and tools to build business solutions on earth data
Satellite imaging for Earth
Company Overview
Planet is an aerospace and data analytics company that builds small satellites and delivers information about the changing planet.