Data Engineer

Berlin, Germany

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Planet Labs Inc.

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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.

Impact you’ll own

  • You will be crucial to ensure we can bring together all relevant data from various sources in a reliant and scalable way, by designing and developing a central data platform, assuming stewardship for data quality, consistency and usability of data.
  • You work with the Business Analyst to determine how to best answer specific questions using data collected from a variety of sources
  • You pull raw data from our data lake and create a data model, and build ETLs to calculate core metrics reliably and efficiently.
  • You develop and maintain integrations to our business and operational systems including data sources that feed the Business Intelligence data lake
  • You continuously improve performance of ETLs, warehouse queries, and reduce turnaround time – be it in your daily reporting or by integrating new growth channels.
  • You look into legacy technical debt in the data landscape and re-platform / re-engineer them to strengthen our data foundation.
  • You proactively identify data issues, investigate the root cause, and solve them.
  • You maintain data integrity within customer records in Salesforce and other systems
  • You create ad-hoc data models, reports and analysis as needed to support business requirements

What you bring

  • Experience with design and implementation of ETL processes
  • Familiarity with various dashboard and data visualization tools like DataStudio, Tableau
  • Solid understanding of Google Cloud Infrastructure, proficiency with BigQuery and SQL
  • Solid, professional knowledge of Python and SQL
  • You have several years of professional experience in designing, building, monitoring, or scaling data processing pipelines
  • Knowledge of relational and dimensional modeling, theories, principles, and practice

What makes you stand out

  • You have designed and implemented large scale data integration and business intelligence solutions
  • Hands on experience with Salesforce, Netsuite
  • Solid understanding of geospatial analysis
  • Strong fundamentals in security topics and data governance
  • You are an ambassador for data driven decision making to the company.

Benefits While Working at Planet:


  • Be part of a vibrant international company of 45+ nationalities with office locations in different countries
  • Sense of belonging in a diverse and inclusive culture
  • Experience a fast-paced spacetech environment
  • Countless opportunities to connect within and outside of work with regular team events  
  • Personal development with annual L&D budget
  • Join our regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge
  • Employee Resource Groups that provide safe and empowering spaces for connection and mentorship
  • Give back to the community by using one day per quarter for charitable work as part of our 1% Pledge
  • Health programs and flexible working hours to support work life balance
  • Be part of our growth: we offer equity options for our employees
  • Daily virtual mindful bodywork sessions to stay healthy
  • We offer equipment and wellbeing support during these challenging times 


  • Enjoy a spacious central office located in U/S-bahn Zoologischer Garten
  • Employees’ well-being is our top priority: on site massages, snacks, fruits, drinks and company lunches 
  • Additional contributions to Company Pension schemes
  • Enjoy unique offers and discounts for companies/web shops 
  • Additional Company Holidays 

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. 

Job tags: BigQuery Business Intelligence Engineering ETL Python Research Security SQL Tableau
Job region(s): Europe
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