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Senior Corporate Security Engineer



Remote · United States
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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:

Planet is seeking an experienced Security Engineer to join our dynamic Security team. In this critical role, you will be our first dedicated Corporate Security Engineer reporting to and be responsible for coordinating with our Head of Global Information Security, advising and implementing our corporate security roadmap. As our first dedicated Corporate Security Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining, maturing, migrating, and establishing existing and new corporate security capabilities. You will provide expert guidance while driving continuous improvement in our security posture across our corporate security landscape.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Validating and verifying Corporate system security requirements and establishing system security designs for enterprise systems, and interfacing systems that are part of a large complex network environment with geographically distributed components
  • Experience implementing and maintaining IAM, PAM, RBAC, MDM, and E/XDR systems
  • Develop and implement robust cybersecurity measures to protect the organization's information systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities, and cyber threats
  • Conduct regular vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to identify and address potential security weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the organization's infrastructure and applications
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the secure design, implementation, and operation of new systems, applications and technologies, including cloud-based environments
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends, emerging threats, and cybersecurity best practices, and recommend proactive measures to enhance the organization's overall security posture
  • Building and maturing Planets enterprise security functions to include IT, Business Systems, Product, Customer Success, Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Legal to ensure that the hardware and software architecture and implementation meets the security requirements for processing company SOX, EAR, ITAR, and CUI data
  • Develop and maintain information security technical controls to meet ISO 27001, SOX, NIST 800-171, and UK cyber essentials requirements
  • Participate in post-incident reviews to identify weaknesses in Planets Corporate Security program and recommend improvements to prevent future incidents
  • Collaborate with the training and awareness team to develop and deliver Corporate Security related training programs
  • Fostering greater consistency of corporate security across the company
  • Advising on corporate security policies, procedures, and standard documents
  • Building and maintaining Planets Corporate Security function that supports and enables internal and external customers
  • Working closely with Planets information security compliance management to mature existing once a year certifications and audits to continuous compliance

What You Bring:

  • Excellent understanding of information security principles, practices, and technologies
  • Excellent knowledge mapping security to compliance frameworks, regulations, and standards
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in migrating from small business applications to enterprise applications
  • Passion for identifying opportunities to improve policies, processes, and procedures, and socializing ideas with colleagues toward fostering common cause
  • Passion for improving the status quo and making teams work better together
  • 10+ years of IT and Security Engineering

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience implementing and migrating large scale initiatives while enabling teams across the company to scale and mature
  • Experience building and fostering corporate security relationships across the corporate landscape
  • Experience managing complex security requirements through automation and reducing security overhead across Planet

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 $109,800 - $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.


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 hiring 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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