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Mission Operations System Engineer

Palantir Technologies, Washington, D.C.

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

As a Mission Operations Engineer, you will develop applications, automation, and pipelines to solve pain points inside and outside the company. You will work side-by-side with Forward Deployed Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, and internal Support teams to to evolve Palantir's infrastructure, implement process improvements, and craft custom tools for our colleagues.

On the Mission Ops team, no week is quite like the last, but each project starts with a problem statement, then follows through development, deployment, and monitoring. You are empowered to own your projects from end to end, iterating directly with your users and teammates to deliver technical outcomes that better our business. These outcomes may range from custom applications, to open source tools, to building on top of our core products to unlock Palantir's potential for our own operations. Past projects have included:

• Implementing systems for provisioning hundreds of Palantir stacks for bare metal use cases.
• Building an automated pipeline for deploying Stack Overflow Enterprise to AWS (Medium).
• Delivering novel technical solutions for demonstrating Palantir products live in the field at major events.

What We Value

  • Active US Security clearance or eligibility and willingness to obtain a US Security clearance.
  • 3-5+ years experience in Information Systems, System Administration, Network Engineering, or Mathematics.
  • Proficiency with scripting languages including Bash, Python, and Powershell.
  • Familiarity with virtualization tools, including AWS, VMWare, and Hyper-V.
  • Practical experience administering Windows (2016 or later) and Linux (EL7 or later) systems.
  • Enthusiasm for systems automation, monitoring, and other fleet management best practices.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, combined with a commitment to reliability and security best practices.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
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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