Web Back-end Python Developer

Web Back-end Python 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 “Web Back-end Python Developer” AT PLANETEK ITALIA?

As a Web Back-end Python Developer, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the server-side components of our web applications. You will work closely with the frontend team to ensure seamless integration between the frontend and backend systems.

You will have the opportunity 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 applications using Python and web frameworks such as Django or FastAPI.
  • Design and implement database models and manage database systems, preferably using PostgreSQL.
  • Configure and manage proxy servers like Traefik or Nginx to optimize web application performance and security.
  • Integrate with external APIs to enable data exchange and third-party service integration.
  • Implement caching strategies and performance optimizations to enhance the efficiency of the web applications.
  • Implement security measures and authentication mechanisms to protect the web applications from unauthorized access.
  • Perform testing and debugging to ensure the quality and stability of the backend code.
  • Collaborate with the frontend team to understand and integrate frontend technologies effectively.
  • Utilize dependency management and packaging tools like Poetry to manage project dependencies.
  • Fluent in English and Italian to effectively communicate and collaborate with international teams.

Additional Skills (Appreciated):

  • Experience with workflow management and data integration tools such as NiFi and Airflow.
  • Familiarity with message distribution systems like Kafka or RabbitMQ for building event-driven architectures.
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases like MongoDB and ElasticSearch for handling unstructured data.
  • Proficient in using configuration management systems like Git for version control.
  • Understanding of deployment and DevOps practices to ensure smooth deployment and operation of web applications.
  • Familiarity with Agile development practices, including iterative development and continuous integration.
  • Experience with containerization technologies like Docker and orchestration platforms like Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing services, preferably AWS, for deploying and managing web applications.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Backend Python Developer.
  • In-depth knowledge of Python and web frameworks such as Django or FastAPI.
  • Strong understanding of RDBMS, preferably PostgreSQL, and proficiency in SQL.
  • Familiarity with proxy servers, API integration, caching, and performance optimization techniques.
  • Sound knowledge of security and authentication best practices in web application development.
  • Proficiency in testing and debugging methodologies for ensuring code quality.
  • Familiarity with frontend technologies and the ability to collaborate effectively with frontend developers.
  • Experience with dependency management and packaging tools like Poetry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Italian.

So, if you are a highly skilled and motivated Python developer with a passion for web development and possess the required skills and qualifications, we would love to hear from you. Join our team and contribute to building robust and scalable web applications.


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.