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Deployment Strategist - Privacy & Civil Liberties

Palantir Technologies, New York, NY

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

Duration: Full-Time


A World-Changing Company

At Palantir, we’re driven to solve the world's most critical and challenging problems, and believe that building software to enable human decision making is the most effective vector. 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.

What We're About

From designing interfaces that help the military make time-sensitive decisions to developing workflows that enable our customers to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Deployment Strategists on the Privacy and Civil Liberties (PCL) team are responsible for providing practical guidance on how Palantir and its customers can meet legal requirements and ethical obligations while achieving mission-critical outcomes. As a Deployment Strategist on Palantir’s PCL team, no two days are the same. But at its core, this role requires understanding and staying up to date on rapidly changing sociotechnical environments, and developing actionable solutions to ambiguous problems, both technical and non-technical.

What We Do

The Privacy and Civil Liberties (PCL) team is a mission-driven interdisciplinary team of Software Engineers, Product Designers, Lawyers, and Applied Ethicists. The goal of the PCL team is to design, build, and deploy privacy and civil liberties protective technologies, and to foster a culture of responsibility around their development and use. We are execution-focused policy experts who are equally comfortable driving user adoption of a privacy-protective feature or discussing the civil liberties implications of our products with experts and regulators. Our team successfully manages multiple internal and external commitments simultaneously while navigating complex and nuanced political environments with care. We have deep expertise in privacy law and technology ethics, and are able to translate legal and ethical requirements into a language engineers will understand.

Core Responsibilities

  • Understand and stay up to date on legal and ethical areas relevant to Palantir’s work and the mission of our customers, such as privacy and data protection, military ethics, and/or transparent and accountable use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Provide timely and nuanced advice to deployment teams, Palantir leadership, and customer counterparts.
  • Work directly with Palantir teams and clients to shape and deploy data protection and data governance workflows in Palantir products.
  • Present Palantir’s work, products, and PCL philosophy to a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, ranging from advocacy organizations to C-suite executives.
  • Craft white papers, demos, and collateral for proposals that highlight Palantir’s cutting-edge privacy-enhancing products.
  • Develop a deep understanding of Palantir’s product offerings, and work with our Software Engineering and Product Design teams to ensure that privacy protections are built into those offerings by design.
  • Contribute to creating a company environment in which Palantirians are encouraged and empowered to critically evaluate and discuss the ethical implications of our work.

What We Value

  • Research, regulatory, legal or policy experience focused on privacy, data protection, military ethics, and/or AI ethics.
  • Adaptive and introspective; willing to learn, teach, lead, and follow. Ability to understand differing perspectives, navigate sensitive situations, and carefully craft courses of action in multi-stakeholder conflicts.
  • Demonstrated experience taking on open-ended problems, and developing actionable solutions to ambiguous problems.
  • Strong written, oral communication, and presentation skills. Ability to communicate at the executive level internally and externally, including security, compliance and business leaders, as well as regulators, oversight bodies, and civil society groups.
  • Willingness and interest to travel both domestically and internationally as needed. Ability to travel 25 – 75% preferred, but requirements vary by project and location.
  • Language proficiency in additional languages such as German, French, or Arabic is a plus. Varies by location.
  • Demonstrated experience with new technologies and the software industry (e.g. through relevant coursework, publications, or programming skills) is a plus.
  • Active US Security clearance or eligibility and willingness to obtain a US Security clearance is a plus for U.S. locations.
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.

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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