Planet Labs

Senior DevOps Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
2023-04-18 09:22

We are looking for a dedicated Senior DevOps Engineer to join the Corporate Engineering team! As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will work together with other engineers and be responsible for the continuous operation, further development and enhancement of Planet’s corporate infrastructure and applications.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Development and operation of Planet’s corporate infrastructure
  • Implementation and integration of improvements and new systems 
  • Supporting the companies operations by delivering continuous availability of our base infrastructure and applications
  • Be a member of an impactful and growing team

What You Bring:

  • Experience working with large web applications or computer clusters 
  • Familiarity with a web app software ecosystem like Python or Ruby
  • Hands-on experience with Linux deployment and administration
  • Experience using configuration management tools (i.e. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Saltstack) in a production environment (we use Salt and Terraform)
  • Strong understanding of Network principles
  • 5 years experience in infrastructure development and/or operations
  • Experience deploying and operating large scale services on GCP or a similar public cloud infrastructure

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Operational experience in deploying and maintaining databases
  • Operations of ElasticSearch installations
  • Experience using Docker, ECS or Linux Containers in a production environment
  • Experience with a development focused operations team
  • Awareness of best practices about systems security and defensive programming
  • Experience with version control e.g. Git
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages e.g. Python, Shell
  • Experience in deploying and maintaining virtual machines e.g. KVM
  • Experience in software development using CI/CD processes and tools e.g. Jenkins, GitLab

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



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. 


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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