In 2007, we opened our first office in the field in McLean, Virginia, down the street from some of our earliest customers. After seven years, we moved to the cobblestone streets of Georgetown in 2015. Today, we’re working to protect soldiers from harm, to fight human trafficking, and to combat fraud. We might be on the other side of the country from Palo Alto, but we’ve brought our mission and culture to the nation’s capital, complete with track jackets and puppies.
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The Forward Deployed Software Engineer role is incredibly dynamic. You can embed with the customers to understand their data challenges and teach them how to best use our software, engage on business strategy, communicate the product value to new customers, and partner with Product to improve our core platforms. You can apply yourself against lots of different problem sets, and you’re empowered to actually do the thing you’re best at, regardless of your business title.
I’m genuinely motivated by the fact that the work Palantir is doing helps keep my friends and family safe, puts corrupt bankers in jail, and combats child exploitation. I’m also proud to work with leadership and the Diversity & Inclusion team to make life at Palantir better for other trans and queer people. You can be visible and succeed here.
I came to Palantir because I was excited about the company’s data-driven approach to solving critical problems. I really enjoy my role as a Capture Strategist because we provide fresh technical approaches to old problems, and a platform that quickly addresses customer needs. We are ahead of the game with an end to-end data operations platform, and our customers appreciate how quickly and efficiently we apply our products to unique use cases.
I joined Palantir full-time after two summers as an intern. Palantir was an easy choice for me: you get to have a lot of impact on really important problems, and I loved the opportunity to come back to DC, where I’m surrounded by people working in a variety of industries. Looking into the future, I am excited by our work toward deploying our products faster and more reliably, continuously increasing our impact in key organizations.
After spending time in our commercial business, I moved to USG to focus on counter-terrorism work. Creating a new capability that directly supported users in the fight against ISIS was incredibly rewarding. I’m currently leading new work in the global health space, and am part of a mostly female team — it’s been an amazing and powerful experience. I’m also leading initiatives in Deployment Strategist recruiting to increase diversity at Palantir. It’s exciting to embrace the variety and challenge myself in ways that go beyond my job title.