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Forward Deployed Architect

Palantir Technologies, London, United Kingdom

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

Duration: Full-Time


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

Palantir works with some of the world’s largest institutions, and rapport with our customers’ IT departments is critical to our shared success. We are looking for a technically savvy, outcome-oriented individual to develop relationships with technical counterparts at our customer organizations.

As a Forward Deployed Architect, you will own relationships with our technical counterparts and serve as an interface between Palantir deployment teams and customer IT organizations. Alongside Palantir technical leads, you will guide deployment teams to operate safely in customer environments, design sustainable engagements, and act as a thought partner to our counterparts. You will also help set the strategic direction for our customer engagements and participate in technical outreach meetings. Sample backgrounds for folks in this role include having worked as a CTO, a Big Data Department Lead, and/or a Solution Architect for cloud or distributed system environments.

Success in this role requires becoming technically proficient in Palantir’s products, understanding our customers’ governance processes, and demonstrating how we’ll comply with them through product demonstrations, presentations, and documents. You’ll operate independently but with a team-first mindset as you navigate relationships to lead our deployment teams to success in complex environments. 

What We Value

  • Proven experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, and SOLR\ES.
  • Hands-on knowledge of programming languages such as Python, Java, and Javascript,
  • Strong client interaction skills.
  • 5+ years of industry experience in a role that requires rigorous technical aptitude and understanding
  • Ability to handle complexity, including the ability to communicate and align with various customer IT departments in order to support Palantir deployment teams in their operation on the ground.
  • Demonstrated ability to pick up new concepts quickly.
Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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 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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