Desktop Front-end Developer

Desktop Front-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).

WHAT WILL I DO AS A “Desktop Front-end Developer” AT PLANETEK ITALIA?

As a Desktop Front-end Developer, you will be responsible for designing and developing user interfaces for desktop applications. You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to create intuitive and visually appealing desktop applications that meet user needs and adhere to industry standards. Proficiency in UI frameworks, programming languages, desktop APIs and a solid understanding of front-end technologies and UX/UI design principles are required.

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.


  • Designing and implementing user interfaces for desktop applications using UI frameworks like Qt;
  • Writing clean, efficient, and maintainable code in C and C++;
  • Utilizing development tools such as msvc, gcc, and gdb for coding and debugging;
  • Configuring and managing projects using CMake;
  • Integrating APIs into desktop applications to enable data exchange and functionality;
  • Ensuring the security and authentication of desktop applications;
  • Optimizing application performance through various techniques and approaches;
  • Managing the deployment and distribution of desktop applications;
  • Conducting testing and debugging to identify and fix issues;
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and provide technical insights;
  • Applying UX/UI design principles to create visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces;
  • Adhering to agile development practices and participating in team meetings and code reviews;
  • Utilizing version control systems, such as Git, for configuration management;
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker/Kubernetes is a plus.


  • Proficiency in UI frameworks, particularly Qt, for desktop application development;
  • Strong programming skills in C and C++;
  • Experience with development tools such as msvc, gcc, and gdb;
  • Knowledge of CMake for project configuration and management;
  • Familiarity with desktop APIs, including Windows API, macOS Cocoa, and Linux GTK;
  • Understanding of frontend technologies and web development principles;
  • Ability to integrate APIs and work with data exchange formats (e.g., JSON, XML);
  • Knowledge of security and authentication practices for desktop applications;
  • Experience in performance optimization techniques for desktop applications
  • Understanding of deployment and distribution processes for desktop software;
  • Proficiency in testing and debugging methodologies;
  • Excellent English and Italian language skills (both written and spoken);
  • Familiarity with configuration management systems and version control, particularly Git;
  • Knowledge of agile development practices and ability to work in an agile environment;
  • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes for containerization is a plus;

We would love to hear from you if you possess the required skills and are passionate about developing user-friendly desktop applications. Join our team and contribute to creating exceptional software solutions.


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.