Software Engineer, Test Automation

Job Expired

Full Remote

Full Time

a month ago

Job description

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:  

The Tasking Quality Engineering team is seeking a Software Engineer who is skilled in developing automation to test web based GUIs, public facing APIs and look to find ways to both improve the quality of the product and the customer experience.  

In this role you will work in an Agile, highly collaborative, cross-functional environment in which we strive to build quality into every step of the delivery process.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Develop and enhance existing tools and test automation frameworks, including, node.js microservice applications and test data management
  • Develop and maintain UI and API automated tests using Selenium, Python and Javascript
  • Own validating features and test automation from planning, test execution to release
  • Troubleshoot issues and provide detailed bug reports
  • Participate in test design discussions with the team, contribute to test architecture/framework decisions
  • Understand the needs of customers and ensure quality output
  • Partner with remote teams in various time zones (across the globe)

What You Bring:

  • Experience with test automation using Python or Javascript
  • Experience in testing APIs and UI applications
  • Working knowledge of Docker and containerized architectures
  • Experience in Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD)
  • Experience in Agile development environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to adapt and work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • An eagerness to learn new technologies and skills
  • Development background using Python, Javascript, Typescript, Git, and cloud-based platforms, like Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services
  • Basic knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with JSON, CSV and other data storage structure formats
  • Passion for Planet's mission

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
  • Tuition Reimbursement and access to LinkedIn Learning
  • 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. 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 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

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