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:
Satellite derived products like soil moisture, land surface temperature, and biomass are important building blocks to support food security and water safety. They bring the levels of transparency and drive a culture of data- driven decision making and accountability. Within Planet, we are focused on researching, developing, and applying core technologies to build these products using a range of satellite observations. For example, soil moisture and biomass are now used in the agricultural sector to both support sustainability and yield optimization. The design and management of satellite derived products is directly in line with the mission of Planet to make the daily satellite observations of Earth accessible and actionable. We are looking for a Science Lead in the soil moisture team to further develop and manage one of our building blocks. Retrieving field scale soil moisture from satellite observations is a challenging task which relies on extracting the right satellite data values and converting it to actionable information through a set of scientifically based algorithms. This person would support our technical team in all stages of the product development cycle: from product design to operational service.
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**Some Press About Us: **
[Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth](https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/tiny-privately-owned-satellites-are- changing-how-we-view-earth-n1042386) features in NBC News
[“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace”](https://www.planet.com/pulse/planet-rocket-lab-mission-patch- 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](https://www.planet.com/pulse/making- space-for-everyone-how-planet-is-building-a-global-workforce/) 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.
_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. _
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.