At SkyWatch, we believe that everyone on the planet should benefit from the thousands of satellites that orbit the earth.
We are building a platform to put the world’s Earth observation data in one place a simple API any developer can use. Our team of extraordinarily talented people has built a cutting-edge microservices platform on a serverless stack, and we’re growing fast.
Let’s face it, the best jobs boil down to a handful of things getting the chance to work with amazing people in a great culture with leaders who have your back while pursuing a vision that you can get passionate about.
Our team consists of NASA award-winning developers, Earth observation scientists, big data specialists, and unicorn startup veterans from places like Facebook, IBM, and Berkeley and who come from five of the seven continents.
Our leadership team includes the Chair of Canada’s first Space Accelerator for startups, an Earth observation veteran who has led multiple companies through IPOs, a planetary robotics graduate from the International Space University, and a petabyte-scale data leader with patents in location AI and contextual analytics.
We are Techstars 16 NYC and Google for Entrepreneurs alumni. We have a unique blend of space / satellite authorities and consumer application veterans.
And we are just getting started!
Culture is the personality of a company. At SkyWatch, our culture is incredibly important to us, and we practice it every day.
As a company, we value innovation, dependability, and accessibility. In our product, we value simplicity, affordability, and informability.
In engineering, we specifically value our team’s happiness over unrealistic product planning (People First), flexibility over a rigorous top-down process (Freedom & Autonomy), and improving our overall system over dwelling on unintended mistakes or bugs (Just Culture).
Our mission and values are on the walls of our office. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk.
Every day, hundreds of trillions of pixels of our planet are captured from space. With new applications for this data such as precision farming, construction planning, disaster relief operations, and retail revenue prediction (to name a few), the demand for satellite imagery is growing.
However, the current process for obtaining satellite imagery is very time-consuming and tedious.
While the number of sensors observing our planet is growing exponentially, we are seeing each of these instruments creating their own unique dataset.
Getting access to many of these catalogs is expensive and time-consuming. And once access is achieved, is it difficult to integrate data from multiple sources into one system.
And we all know the most impactful analytics happen when large volumes of data are normalized and can be easily incorporated into powerful models.
Using our team's experience in building NASA-award-winning software, we are building the SkyWatch API, a simple way to discover and access the world’s remote sensing data.
We are making it easy for organizations and developers to monitor the progress of crops, predict the markets, track ships and airplanes, measure global warming, or create other game-changing applications.
We do the data work behind the scenes so developers are free to build the apps that change the world. Sound exciting? You’re right it is.
About the role and where do you fit? Great question!
You empathize with those who use what you’ve built. You want to solve their problems.
Or a CEO. Or your significant other. OK, maybe not your significant other.
YOUR LEADERSHIP ARSENAL
YOUR TECHNICAL ARSENAL
YOUR TYPICAL DAY
9 : 00 am you sign on, catch up on Slack, email, system status, and important metrics.
10 : 00 am you participate in our daily stand up, sharing what you did yesterday, what you plan on doing today, and if there are any roadblocks.
10 : 15 am you pair-program with one of your teammates helping them push through a complex requirement.
12 : 00 pm you get some fresh air or connect virtually with teammates for some social time.
1 : 00 pm you put on the headphones and get dialed in to build a new microservice.
3 : 30 pm happy with the code, you deploy to dev, and if tests pass, staging.
4 : 00 pm you work together with other developers to lead a design session for a new feature, gathering thoughts, opinions, and lending your experience to the discussion.
5 : 00 pm you wrap up unit tests, prep for deployment tomorrow, and disconnect for the day.
A FEW MORE THINGS TO KNOW
If you think you would fit this role then please go to https : / / www.skywatch.com / careers.