Intern, Data Scientist CARDIO


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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:

The Calibration, Analytics Ready Data and InterOperability (CARDIO) operations team enables the generation of accurate and interoperable products from Planetscope satellites. There are multiple methods used to characterize image quality and ensure accuracy; from celestial maneuvers to harmonization of earth-facing on-orbit imagery. The work of the CARDIO team is performed at scale and affects millions of images and terabytes of data. 

The intern position will focus on exploring and developing new applications of the Planet Fusion product. Planet Fusion integrates the best features from both public and private satellite sensor resources using a rigorous methodology to enhance, harmonize, inter-calibrate, and fuse cross-sensor data streams.

As a CARDIO intern, your possible focus areas include :

   - Explore synergies between SAR (Sentinel-1) and Planet Fusion (optical) based time series data

   - Implement and apply existing change detection tools to Planet Fusion time series data

   - Validate Planet Fusion Surface Reflectance against ground truth observations

   - Explore the use of SkySat data for precision ag via Planet Fusion integration

   - Support Planet Fusion code refactoring and optimization

This is an excellent opportunity to work on the cutting edge in multiple domains at an agile aerospace company. Throughout your internship experience you will get exposure to great people, valuable skills, and a whole industry of network opportunities.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Demonstrate new ways to extract and expose value from Planet Fusion based imagery
  • Help develop new Planet Fusion related capabilities

What You Bring:

You’re a software developer, data scientist, or student with programming and analysis experience

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • A passion for Programming, Remote Sensing, Earth Sciences, and Geography
  • Python development experience 
  • Familiarity with remote sensing data
  • Hands-on, can-do attitude, great interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate effectively

Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog

“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”

Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News

“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor 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 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. 

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