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Production Engineer

Palantir Technologies, New York, NY

Palantir builds software that connects data, technologies, humans and environments.


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.

The Role

We’re looking for Production Engineers who can help us design, build, and maintain high-performance, scalable, reliable services for our production infrastructure. We strongly believe in engineering teams being responsible for the operations of their services in production. In this role, you’ll work closely with engineers to advocate and participate in sensible, scalable, systems design and share responsibility with them in diagnosing, resolving, and preventing production issues.

Core Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and maintain the core production infrastructure used by all of Palantir's teams.
  • Own a particular infrastructure problem space - for example, bare metal provisioning, cloud provisioning, monitoring, networking, storage, or service containerization.
  • Participate in operations, including an on-call rotation.
  • Help debug, improve, and optimize critical backend services.
  • Think about systems — their edge cases, failure modes, and life cycles. 

What We Value

  • A deep knowledge of Linux, or all layers of the networking stack. You should be confident discussing in detail what’s going on throughout the stack.
  • Ability to identify toilsome manual tasks and automate them away.
  • Comfort with large scale production systems and technologies - for example, load balancing, monitoring, distributed systems, or configuration management.
  • Strong coding skills in at least one programming language (e.g. Golang, Java, Python, etc) and a desire to pick up more.
  • Strong understanding of storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, Etcd, Kafka), container runtimes (e.g. Docker, CRI-O, katacontainers, firecracker), monitoring systems (e.g. Prometheus, InfluxDB), networking systems (e.g. NGINX, Envoy, service mesh), and Kubernetes or similar technologies.
Palantir is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do 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.

About Palantir Technologies

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.

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