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Data Engineer

Palantir Technologies, Palo Alto, CA

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

In partnership with product engineering leaders and data end users, the Data Team is responsible for building out Palantir's internal data infrastructure, iterating on data pipeline improvements, and measuring its impact across Palantir. Engineers on the Data Team are given direct ownership of key areas of focus for Palantir's business, and delivering meaningful outcomes is their primary measure of success. The team's internal data customers span the company and work across numerous business areas and teams, including Business Development, Product Development, Human Resources, Finance, and Security. While working with many stakeholders across the business, this role will work primarily with the Finance and Compensation teams supporting their workflows.

In addition to developing reliable data pipelines for our end users, Engineers on the Data Team are responsible for providing timely, data-driven, and actionable feedback to the engineering teams that build Palantir's next generation data platform. This feedback is crucial for Product Development teams to improve workflows and performance.

Core Responsibilities

You will be an investigator.
You will discover the hidden insights in Palantir's internal data that will accelerate our business strategy. At your fingertips is Palantir's cutting-edge data management, integration, and analytical platform; you'll work to eliminate common data management obstacles such as data duplication, questionable data provenance, and fragmented collaboration.

You will be an entrepreneur.
You will come to understand the nature of how Palantir operates, and proactively identify new areas of investment for the business.

You will be an expert.
You will be an expert on the breadth of Palantir product offerings, and come to learn the ins and outs of the Palantir platform to drive best in class methods for ingestion, structure, and transformation. 

What We Value

  • 4+ years of direct data engineering experience and strong proficiency with programming languages such as SQL, R, Python or similar languages.
  • Familiarity with data structures, cloud infrastructure, data modeling, data analysis and other technical tools.
  • Intellectual curiosity and creativity, with an ability and willingness to learn new skills and apply novel solutions to problems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to consistently revise your approach in response to new information.
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.

Want to learn more about Palantir Technologies? Visit Palantir Technologies's website.