Forward Deployed Software Engineer
Company: Palantir Technologies
Posted on: June 25, 2022
A World-Changing Company
At Palantir, we're passionate about building software that solves
problems. We partner with the most important institutions in the
world to transform how they use data and technology. Our software
has been used to stop terrorist attacks, discover new medicines,
gain an edge in global financial markets, and more. If these types
of projects excite you, we'd love for you to join us.
Forward Deployed Software Engineers (FDSEs) work directly with
customers to quickly understand their greatest problems and design
and implement solutions to use data against them. Our customers
rely on Palantir's platforms for some of their most critical
operations, and projects often start with an open ended question
like "Why are we delaying so many flights?" or "How can we better
identify instances of money laundering?" As an FDSE, you'll apply
your problem solving ability, creativity, and technical skills to
help organizations use their data to drive a real impact in the
world. You'll have the opportunity to gain rare insight into and
contribute to some of the world's most important industries and
As an FDSE your responsibilities look similar to those of a startup
CTO: you'll work in small teams with minimal supervision and own
end-to-end execution of high stakes projects. Your day might span
discussing architecture with fellow engineers, wrangling
massive-scale data, coding a custom web app, speaking with customer
executives, or establishing strategy for your team.
Whether you aspire to be an entrepreneur or an engineering leader,
we believe Palantir is the best place - with the best colleagues -
to learn how. You'll learn how to unpack a problem and understand
the costs and consequences of its solution. You'll learn new
technologies and languages, and even develop them yourself. You'll
work autonomously and make decisions independently, within a
community that will support and challenge you as you grow and
develop. Our Principles Impact: We take on meaningful and
challenging projects that change the world for the better.
Ownership: We see projects through from beginning to end, working
through any obstacles we may encounter.
Collaboration: We work internally with people from a variety of
backgrounds - such as other FDSEs, product teams, and Deployment
Strategists. We also work externally with our customers, often on
site, to understand and solve their problems.
Trust: We trust each other to effectively manage time and
priorities and give people the space to think for themselves.
Growth: We encourage ourselves and our peers to seek new challenges
and opportunities for growth, as well as find new ways to innovate
and share knowledge.
Learning: We often face entirely novel problems where we need to
pick up a lot of new knowledge and learn how to use it to make
progress. We believe experiential learning is one of the best
What We Value Strong engineering background, preferred in fields
such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering,
Physics, and Data Science.
A highly analytical mindset and eagerness to solve technical
problems with data structures, storage systems, cloud
infrastructure, front-end frameworks, and other technical
Experience or interest in working with and using large scale data
to solve valuable business problems.
Strong coder with demonstrated proficiency in programming languages
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in teams of
technical and non-technical individuals, and comfortable working in
a rapidly changing environment with dynamic objectives and
iteration with users.
Ability to continuously learn, work independently, and make
decisions with minimal supervision.
Willingness and interest to travel as needed to client sites.
Ability to travel 25-50% preferred, but requirements vary by team
Benefits Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Life and disability coverage
Paid leave for new parents and emergency back-up care for all
Family planning support, including fertility, adoption, and
Stipend to help with expenses that come with a new child
Unlimited paid time off
2 weeks paid time off built into the end of each year
Our benefits aim to promote health and wellbeing across all areas
of Palantirians' lives. We work to continuously improve our
offerings and listen to our community as we design and update them.
The list above details our available benefits and some of the perks
that can be enjoyed as an employee of Palantir Technologies.
The starting salary for this position is estimated to be $120,000
year. Total compensation includes approximately $30,000/year of
equity compensation in the form of Restricted Stock Units, based on
the recent value of the company's stock at the time of grant.
Further note that total compensation for this position will be
determined by candidate's relevant qualifications, work experience,
skills, and other factors. This estimate excludes the value of any
potential sign-on bonus; the value of any benefits offered; and the
potential future value of any long-term incentives.
Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity,
and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity
and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that all Palantirians
share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these
values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds,
perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the
world's hardest problems. Palantir does not discriminate based upon
race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including
pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a
protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or
other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is
committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations
to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the
United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster
supplement for additional information.
Palantir is committed to making the job application process
accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability
(visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process,
please reach out and let us know how we can help.
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