Last year alone, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) received 16.9 million reports of images and videos depicting child sexual abuse. With a team of just 30 analysts to sort through as many as 60,000 reports a day, timely triage is a challenge — and when it comes to rescuing victims, every second counts.
Since 2010, Palantir has partnered with NCMEC, providing our data integration software in support of its mission to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent future victimization.
Organizations across the healthcare system are currently deploying Palantir to accelerate and strengthen their ability to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, from tracing the spread of the virus to accelerating production of critical medical supplies. As one example, we are working with suppliers of medical equipment, and with the government agencies responsible for distributing it, to manage the unprecedented strain on their supply chains.
Medical suppliers are using Palantir to understand demand changes in real time, trace system bottlenecks to their source, and optimize decisions under challenging circumstances. Governments and manufacturers are also modeling scenarios and decisions in Palantir to understand and plan for their potential effects.
In September 2018, Hurricane Florence devastated North and South Carolina in the United States. The storm was responsible for thousands of displacements, over a million power outages, and an estimated $17 billion in damage. To help victims remove felled trees from their properties, muck out flooded houses, and tarp damaged roofs, Team Rubicon deployed 1,000 volunteers on the ground.
Team Rubicon used Palantir Gotham to combine publicly available flood data with weather information and social vulnerability census data to find the communities in greatest need. In the field, Team Rubicon Incident Command and volunteers used data to triage incoming help requests, dispatch assessment and work teams, and produce sharable daily metrics and reports.
Palantir Foundry is the world’s leading platform for data-driven operations and decision-making. Built on more than a decade of experience solving complex data challenges, Foundry helps leading institutions manufacture safer cars and planes, discover new drugs, support humanitarian aid projects, and digitize entire industries.Learn more
Palantir Gotham is an enterprise software platform for data integration, analysis, and decision making. Originally designed for the US intelligence community, a variety of government organizations now use Gotham to integrate, manage, secure, and analyze their data in service of critical missions. Tools like maps, graphs, and charts help users analyze the movement of illicit goods, vectors of foodborne illness, or flows of payments in fraud schemes, to name a few examples.Learn more
Palantir Apollo is the continuous delivery system that powers Foundry and Gotham in the public cloud and beyond. Apollo works around the clock to put our latest features in the hands of customers, even if they’re running the software in the back of a Humvee or the hull of a submarine. By removing the deployment environment as a constraint, our engineers write code once and it works for all customers.Learn more
Rubix is our internal effort to rebuild our cloud architecture around Kubernetes. The majority of our cloud instances are dedicated to computation, so we needed to create a secure, scalable, and intelligent scheduling and execution engine for Spark and other distributed compute frameworks. We’ve now successfully rolled out Rubix to the majority of our fleet, and have engaged in an open-source effort to add Kubernetes support to Spark.Learn more
Blueprint is an open-sourced design system implemented as a collection of composable React components and optimized for desktop applications. Blueprint offers a new approach for both kickstarting and scaling product design, whether you’re an individual, a small startup, or a large organization. It has changed the way we scale design and frontend engineering at Palantir by providing a systematic way to apply unified and consistent design across a diverse set of teams.Learn more
The best idea wins
No matter what team you’re on, Palantirians approach every problem with an engineering mindset. We speak up when things aren’t right, evaluate ideas on their merits, and fix what’s broken. All voices are equal — we hire people to have an opinion and solve problems, regardless of their role or seniority.
Own the outcome
We are in the business of delivering outcomes, and empower our employees to bring those outcomes to life. Whether you’re on a dev team, a business team working with customers, or an internal team helping other Palantirians, success isn’t a matter of following procedures or checking boxes — success is delivering something that works.
Focus on the mission
We view software as a means of effecting change in the world, not as an end unto itself. Our mission is to empower our users, who are grappling with hard problems across public health, manufacturing, defense, and disaster relief. We do this by building software that enables those people to more quickly, easily, and accurately harness data to do their jobs.
Palantir Path is a summer internship program designed to give college juniors from underrepresented communities a path into technology as a career. Understanding that not everyone has access to technical opportunities, we provide opportunity and exposure through hands-on learning and mentorship alongside engineers and analysts. Path interns will interact with clients, get professional development from fellow Palantirians, and help influence decisions that impact our business and our customers’ missions.Learn more
Palantir offers scholarships to support students from underrepresented communities in STEM who are beginning careers in technology. Scholarship recipients are invited to visit one of our offices for a full-day workshop to learn about our work, see demos of our products, and meet Palantirians. All scholarship recipients are awarded grants of up to $10,000 to support their education. Palantir is proud to have granted over $800,000 in global scholarship funds since the program began in 2010.Learn more
Over the years, Palantirians have built community by creating social and resource groups formed around a shared interest or common identity. These efforts are employee-led and supported emphatically by the company to foster inclusion, belonging, and innovation. Our affinity groups include Women in Technology, PalanQueer, PalanGenderQueer, PalAmigos, PalNoir, PalAPI, Palantir Interfaith Network, Veterans at Palantir, and Palantir Parents.Learn more
Our benefits program reflects our values in being supportive and inclusive. We offer Palantirians wellness perks, unlimited PTO, and access to a range of mental and physical health services at no cost; health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care; fully paid parental leave at the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.Learn more
We don't give our interns side projects — our interns integrate with our full-time engineering teams and gain direct exposure to the complex challenges industries worldwide face today. You’ll be entrusted with real technical problems and given the autonomy to choose how to solve them from day one.
Our Internship Program
Our small, hands-on program provides structure to help interns develop technical skills and make meaningful connections within Palantir. You can expect to learn and grow with the support of a dedicated mentor and your fellow interns. We also offer programming to expose interns to the many unique elements of our company, including product demos, tech talks, Q&As with company leaders, personal and professional development workshops, privacy and civil liberties workshops, and social events.
- An updated resume / CV
- Thoughtful responses to our application questions
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