Back-end Developer

Back-end Developer


We simplify the adoption of geospatial data in order to understand the world better and to enable people to act in an aware and timely manner, in order to live better and preserve the Earth.

Planetek Italia operates in many fields of application ranging from environmental and land monitoring to open-government and smart cities, including defense and security as well as scientific missions and planetary exploration.

We provide solutions and products for Earth observation with satellite, aircraft and drone data. We develop on-board software for satellites and data processing solutions for ground segment infrastructures. Our involvement in research and development activities supports human exploration of the solar system. We develop Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in compliance with INSPIRE as well as solutions for Smart City and complex systems to support decisions that exploit geographic information, and Earth observation data, according to the new paradigms of Cloud and Software As a Service.

Specifically in the Space field, the target market consists of space agencies (e.g. the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency with their scientific and operational programs) and those related (such as Galileo) and the major players in the aerospace market.

Planetek develops and integrates hardware and software infrastructures for the acquisition, processing and distribution of remote sensing data along their entire chain of production: from Earth Observation to Deep Space; from the Space Segment to the Ground Segment and the User Segment. Our main responsibilities fall into Systems and Software Engineering with strong verticalization towards Space Mission Analysis and Design (SMAD).


As a Back-end Developer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the server-side components of our web applications. Your primary focus will be building robust, scalable back-end systems that power our applications. You will collaborate with the front-end developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to deliver high-quality software solutions.

You will be able to work on cutting-edge projects in the space industry. You will play a critical role in developing software solutions and applications that support space missions, satellite systems, and data analysis in the space domain.


  • Develop server-side components using Java, Python, or Node.js based on project requirements.
  • Utilize web frameworks such as Django, FastAPI, Flask (Python), Spring (Java), or Express.js (Node.js) to build efficient and scalable web applications.
  • Implement and manage databases using relational (RDBMS) and NoSQL technologies such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, or ElasticSearch.
  • Configure and work with web servers like Nginx, Apache, or Traefik to deploy and serve applications.
  • Integrate message distribution systems like Kafka or RabbitMQ for efficient communication between services.
  • Utilize workflow management and data integration tools such as NiFi or Airflow to automate data pipelines and processes.
  • Implement caching strategies and performance optimizations to improve application speed and responsiveness.
  • Integrate external APIs and services to enhance application functionality.
  • Perform testing and debugging of back-end systems to ensure high-quality and reliable software.
  • Implement security and authentication mechanisms to protect sensitive data.
  • Collaborate with front-end developers to ensure smooth integration of back-end and front-end components.
  • Stay updated with the latest trends and advancements in back-end development and propose innovative solutions.


  • Proficiency in at least one server-side programming language: Java, Python, or Node.js.
  • Strong knowledge of web frameworks such as Django, FastAPI, Flask (Python), Spring (Java), or Express.js (Node.js).
  • Experience working with relational databases (RDBMS) and/or NoSQL databases like PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, or ElasticSearch.
  • Familiarity with web servers like Nginx, Apache, or Traefik.
  • Knowledge of message distribution systems like Kafka or RabbitMQ.
  • Experience with workflow management and data integration tools like NiFi or Airflow.
  • Understanding of caching and performance optimization techniques.
  • Familiarity with API integration and working with external services.
  • Proficient in testing and debugging methodologies.
  • Knowledge of security and authentication mechanisms.
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies to collaborate effectively with front-end developers.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Italian.
  • Desired skills: Experience with configuration management systems (Git), deployment and DevOps practices, Docker, Kubernetes, package managers (npm/yarn), and cloud computing services (AWS).
  • Familiarity with Agile development practices.

We would love to hear from you if you possess the required skills and are passionate about back-end development. Join our team and contribute to building innovative web applications that make a difference.


At Planetek Italia, we know that great work isn't done without a phenomenal team. We are always looking to hire the best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds strengthens us. We insist on an inclusive culture where everyone feels safe to contribute and help us innovate. Once we get to know each other, we will define your salary package together while also considering your needs.

When considering what we can offer to software developers, we prioritize several key aspects to create an appealing work environment:

  • Flexible Work Arrangements: We provide flexible working hours and the option for remote work when feasible, allowing developers to achieve a better work-life balance.
  • Professional Development: We offer opportunities for professional growth and development, such as training programs, workshops, and access to online learning platforms.
  • Company Culture: We highlight a positive and inclusive company culture that promotes teamwork, collaboration, and a supportive work environment.
  • Technologically Advanced Environment: We ensure that developers can access the latest tools, technologies, and equipment necessary to excel in their roles.
  • Company Events and Social Activities: We organize team-building events, social gatherings, and recreational activities to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among employees.
  • Supportive Onboarding Process: We ensure a smooth onboarding process with proper training and mentorship to help new developers integrate into the company and their respective teams.
  • Opportunities for Innovation: We encourage and provide resources for developers to work on innovative projects, explore new technologies, and contribute their ideas and insights.

What we can promise are opportunities. It will be up to you to make the most of them.

Planetek Italia is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position, regardless of colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.



Let us know who you are, what you've accomplished so far in your career and your goals for the near future.

Along with your CV, please provide us with a short note in reply to the following two questions:

  • * Why would you like to bet on an SME like Planetek Italia?
  • * Why should we bet on you?

Write us, exclusively in English. If your profile matches the one we're looking for, we will contact you to get to know you better.