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Intern, Electro-Optical Engineer

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25d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • Experience with electro-optical components, optical metrology, test software development, and data analysis. Strong collaboration skills, relevant educational background, proficiency in Python and Unix/Linux, as well as experience with modeling tools and large data sets are desirable.
  • The intern will investigate, develop, test, and implement solutions for technical problems in electro-optical engineering, documenting their approach and outcomes throughout the process.

Summer Internship

EngineeringSan Francisco


  • The Electro-Optical Systems team is seeking an Electro-Optical Engineering Intern to help with the design, assembly, integration and testing of optical payloads in Planet’s fleet of Earth-imaging satellites. As an intern on the Electro-Optical Systems team within Planet’s Space Systems division, you will be a key contributor in Planet’s agile aerospace approach to spacecraft design, and will and will collaborate with Planet's leading-edge spacecraft design and manufacturing teams as well as, our optical, mechanical, thermal and qualification teams.


  • Experience working with electro-optical components such as telescopes, lenses, cameras & imaging sensors
  • Experience with optical metrology and alignment activities for telescope and sensor integration and troubleshooting
  • Experience with the development and execution of test software and analysis in a laboratory setting, such as in Python
  • Experience in recording detailed and accurate test descriptions and data summaries
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-pacing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate across teams
  • Educational background in Optical Engineering or relevant experience
  • What Makes You Stand Out:
  • Experience with relevant modeling and simulation tools, such as Solidworks or Zemax OpticStudio
  • Experience leveraging Python and/or C/C++ in a Unix/Linux/AWS environment to support test hardware
  • Experience with collecting large amounts of data, data storage, and data manipulation
  • Experience working with external vendors, suppliers, and integrators
  • Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate in EE, CS, or relevant scientific/engineering field

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Impact You’ll Own:
  • Investigate a given technical problem
  • Explore and develop a solution to the technical problem
  • Test and implement the solution
  • Document technical approach and solution


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco