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Performance Engineer

Palo Alto, CA

At Palantir, we hire world-class engineers to solve the toughest problems. Performance and Load testing is core to our business and culture. Palantir is looking for a Performance Engineer to work on our core platform and infrastructure. You will work with the latest hardware and software, and interact closely with key technical experts to ensure the best possible performance results for the Palantir platform. 


  • Design and implement performance test infrastructure 
  • Design, implement, and run performance test scenarios 
  • Debug and fix issues with performance test tools 
  • Work closely with development to isolate and communicate performance issues
  • Report product performance characteristics on a regular basis 
  • Define minimal h/w requirements for basic functionality and scale


  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent
  • Performance and Load Testing experience
  • Strong experience with Linux; specifically, the ability to diagnose software issues on a server environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in modern development, such as Java


  • Shell scripting, such as Bash, Python or Perl
  • Oracle, Postgres and/or other (SQL) database knowledge
  • Systems administration experience
  • Build infrastructure knowledge, such as bamboo


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Palantir is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Employment here is based solely upon one's individual merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, pregnancy status, religion, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation or veteran, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law. We will also make all reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.