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Solutions Architect, Professional Services Federal



IT, Sales & Business Development
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 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’s Professional Services team helps our Government customers adopt the Planet Platform and rapidly realize return on investment in Planet data and analytics. The Professional Services Federal team is looking for a Solutions Engineer responsible for the implementation, integration, and analysis of new software and data products that extend the Planet Platform and deliver new capabilities to our federal customers. In this role, you will work with multiple internal teams to develop scripts and analyze data products for delivery to end users. You work will be highly visible, directly impacting customers' ability to quickly access Planet's unprecedented datasets, as well as streamline the internal processes for adding new customers to our platform.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Build and maintain APIs which serve our enterprise and federal customers
  • Understanding client’s needs and delivering tailored solutions
  • Help define, create and analyze usage metrics to drive customer growth
  • Leverage analytical skills to deliver products to our federal customers and support mission requirements
  • Participate in team on-call rotation to support production services

What You Bring:

  • Computer science, software/systems engineering or related degree with 5+ years in supporting DoD/IC customers including: specialized, relevant technical experience in the general areas of systems integration and intelligence analysis
  • 4-6+ years industry experience working in the DoD/IC space
  • Fluent in Golang, Python, Postgresql, & React or related technologies
  • Experience with cloud deployments; GCP, AWS, Azure
  • Experience designing and evolving public-facing APIs
  • Experience with solving complex problems through analytical skills
  • Experience scaling and maintaining production systems

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Current TS/SCI Clearance
  • GEOINT experience, imagery exploitation and analysis
  • Experience in Multi-Domain/Multi-Level Security architectures is highly desired
  • Systems integrations experience working with multi domain/multi level security architectures with the USG, particularly the DoD/IC
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript and its mapping libraries (OpenLayers, Leaflet, ArcGIS API for JavaScript), Google Earth Engine and its SDK
  • Experience with RDBMS (PostgreSQL, SQL) and distributed databases (NoSQL)
  • Experience in geopolitics and data science is a plus
  • Proven ability to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Experience with building analytical products from complex datasets
  • Experience with geospatial technologies and data
  • Excitement about Planet’s mission

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 $93,420 - $116,730. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives (commission, 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 reach out to accommodations@planet.com or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

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