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Intern, Quality Assurance @ Planet

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 Planet Impact in STEM Program:

Are you looking to balance your computer science or coding education with real-world experience? In the fall of 2020, for the first time, Planet is piloting an internship program that seeks to benefit members of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups within STEM. In the 16 weeks that you’re with us, you’ll have access to Planet’s internal resources to help support you in having a great experience working remotely at Planet, whether you’re working in a part- or full-time capacity. You’ll join your team alongside a cohort of other fellows, while becoming a part of an inclusive culture that thrives on collaboration and launching new ideas. If using space to help life on earth sounds like a fulfilling avenue to apply your growing coding skills, apply below! As part of your submission we want to hear YOUR story. Also, please include how you see this program complementing your concurrent instruction and if you are available full-time. We are excited to hear from you!

Location: Oakland, Detroit, Atlanta 

Duration: Sept 14th 2020 - January 22, 2021

Pay Rate: $25/hour 


About the Role:

Quality Assurance interns will be an integral part of our development team, and act as internal customers. They work on broader aspects of the platform making sure all the pieces are working well in-sync before product releases.

You will interface and work with cross functional teams to cultivate a good grasp of each feature, common customer workflows and testability. This role will be involved in different phases of the software development life cycle, reviewing requirements to creating and automating tests. On a given day work could span from creating test scenarios, test automation, exploratory testing and verification of issues. 


Impact You’ll Own:

  • Opportunity to work on testing Core platform, web applications and Analytics features within software engineering. 
  • Your work will ensure customers use high quality features
  • With automation test coverage, teams  receive quick feedback on the current state of application.
  • This role will be integrated to a scrum team, working closely with Product owners, Developers and Quality Engineers.

What You Bring:

  • Create, maintain automation test scripts using test framework. 
  • Work with developers and Quality engineers to ensure product quality. 
  • Write test scenarios, validate new features before release. 
  • Document issues in defect tracking system, verify them after resolution
  • Willing to learn new technologies, alignment with existing priorities.

You Should Have:

  • Python programming or similar 
  • Basic git and unix skills 
  • Exposure to Quality Assurance fundamentals and process 
  • Interest in testing, user experience and quality in general 


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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