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Government Proposal Specialist

Remote (United States)

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and The Netherlands.

The primary responsibilities of the role include: (1) supporting the day-to-day proposal needs of the commercial team; (2) owning and executing parts of the proposal or tender processes; (3) building relationships (both internal and external stakeholders); and (4) assisting with proposal status & negotiations when necessary. This is a great opportunity to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment and make an impact with your skills and your enthusiasm.

What You Bring:

  • 3 - 6 years experience in commercial industry proposal or tender development and processes within a government sector setting (e.g. U.S. federal, international ministry, state, or county/municipality/local governments)
  • Experience in project managing proposal processes from start (Request for Proposals) to finish (Proposal Submission)
  • Ability to navigate, review, and analyze requirements of a RFx (Requests for Proposals [RFP], Requests for Information [RFI], Requests for Quotations, [RFQ]) to identify appropriate internal subject matter experts to contribute to the RFx
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing, and evaluating RFx responses and informational briefing papers, as well as creating proposal compliance matrix documentation for internal reviewers; ability to draft proposal templates for internal reuse (such as technical volumes, cover letters, or quotations)
  • Experience in reviewing, editing, and proofreading RFx responses and other materials for accuracy, clarity, consistency, and compliance with RFx instructions
  • Excellent sense of accountability, integrity and taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively
  • Ability to work with stringent deadlines and varying priorities for timely proposal submissions, while managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to provide timely feedback to internal stakeholders for bid/no-bid decisions
  • Be an excellent team player with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals at all levels of an organization; capable independent worker, quick learner, and self-starter, who is driven and creative, yet who is still a team player who brings a positive and supportive mentality to Planet; proven history of taking initiative, working independently, being highly analytical and using good judgment
  • Ability to maintain a graceful and helpful customer service attitude, particularly in high-pressure and time-crunched circumstances, where priorities may shift
  • Meticulous organizational skills, including the ability to manage a variety of project folders and locations while maintaining document control
  • Competency in Google Documents, MS Word, and Excel

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience with complex RFx processes and packages
  • Administration of RFx management software
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience in government (civil or defense) RFx proposal management (preferably as a proposal writer or specialist)
  • Familiarity with government registration portals and systems
  • Mastery of MS Word/Google Documents/Adobe and other Microsoft/Google/Adobe applications required to generate text, graphics, schedules, or charts
  • Requirements gathering and process improvement capabilities
  • Familiarity with customer relationship management system reporting
  • Experience working in a fast-paced research and development environment
  • APMP certification or similar continuing proposal management education
  • Continuous learner, adherence to confidentiality requirements, and desire to complete projects

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Recognition Programs
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Volunteering Benefits


The US base salary range for this full-time position at the commencement of employment is $86,700 - $$142,600. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives (bonus and equity). The final salary range is determined by job related experience, skills and location. The range displays our typical hiring range for new hire salaries in US locations only. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

This position requires access to export controlled technology, and as such, employment will be contingent upon the candidate’s ability to access EAR and/or ITAR controlled technology pursuant to an export license approved by the Bureau of Industry and Security and/or the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, if required.

Why we care so much about Belonging. 

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride. 

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.Know Your Rights.


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