We are composed of technical people doing technical work, software engineers who establish natural rapport before discussing solutions and pounding the keyboard, analysts who can tweak servers, and communicators who listen. Our goal is to implement our platform where people need it, without a surplus of jargon. We don’t do business as usual; we do business as Palantir.
“Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help advertisers get to you. Its technology is deeply geeky, its work secretive. Nonetheless, it’s one of the most valuable private tech companies in Silicon Valley.” - New York Times, May 2014
What we do: Palantir has limitless opportunities for growth; our team exists to remove all obstacles to that growth. We analyze these obstacles, solve them, and ensure that they don’t happen again.
We work with leaders across the company on an unmatched diversity of problems. We might be working with engineers to prioritize product features for billion-dollar deployments one month, helping business leaders think through realigning our organizational structure the following, and directly supporting customers as they analyze data using Palantir’s software the next. No two days are the same.
What you will experience: You will be responsible for leading entire projects and owning their outcomes from start to finish. You will need to be innovative, self-motivated, collaborative, and capable of dealing with complex interpersonal dynamics. You will need to bring your qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to the fore as you drive outcomes within Palantir’s contrarian culture. We’re not looking for strategists who just want to make PPTs. Strategy is important but means nothing without execution.
You will be a part of a team of talented individuals who are just as passionate about supporting one another as they are about Palantir’s mission. We operate in a high accountability, high expectation, iron-sharpens-iron environment where the goal is always to produce the best solution. Honesty and willingness to accept feedback are critical.
Take ownership of projects that Palantirians have identified as a top priority
Work across teams to engage stakeholders, deeply understand problems, and gather data
Diagnose complex problems and develop compelling, data-driven recommendations
Relentlessly and swiftly execute on those recommendations until stakeholders are satisfied
Take care of your teammates
Dedicate time for reflection to continually self-improve
BA/BS (or MA/MS) from a top university or equivalent experience
At least one year of experience (typically more) in a role that requires rigorous financial or business analytics and/or strategic thought
Sample (not comprehensive) backgrounds: Quantitative public policy & nonprofit, bioinformatics, investment banking, private equity, data science
Intellectual curiosity and creativity
Ability to grok and execute on both tactical detail and the big picture
Not afraid of long hours; able to handle stress well and maintain a positive attitude
Adaptive and introspective; willing to learn, teach, lead, and follow