Software Engineer
palantir
Washington, D.C., US
21h ago

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 Our engineers are involved in all parts of the product lifecycle : idea generation, design, prototyping, planning, execution, and shipping.

Our work starts with brainstorming to discover, explore, and understand our customer’s greatest challenges in the visual and technical spaces.

Then we code. A lot. Finally, we continuously ship and iterate on products that have a direct impact on some of the world’s hardest problems.

As a Software Engineer you will build products for human-driven analysis of real-world data. These products must handle messy data at scale, all while maintaining an intuitive user experience and a wide range of analytic capabilities.

Some of the things our Software Engineers have done :

  • Built a web-based mapping interface that handles millions of data points dynamically displayed at once.
  • Constructed an analysis platform on top of a columnar database and custom infrastructure that allows complex numerical analysis at the petabyte scale.
  • Built AtlasDB, which provides high-scale, reliable data storage for Palantir products. This NoSQL distributed data store adds a transactional layer that gives the whole system ACID properties.
  • Developed a WYSIWYG web app for quickly creating interactive, data-driven web sites.
  • Worked on a variety of Palantir open-source projects. Some of our favorites, available on our GitHub page, are Blueprint, Plottable, TSLint, and AtlasDB.
  • Technologies We Use

  • A variety of languages including Java and Go for backend and Typescript for frontend.
  • Open-source technologies like Cassandra, Spark, ElasticSearch, React, and Redux.
  • Industry-standard build tooling, including Gradle, Webpack, and Github.
  • What We Value

  • Strong engineering background in fields such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, and Physics
  • Familiarity with data structures, storage systems, cloud infrastructure, front-end frameworks, and other technical tools
  • Strong coder with demonstrated proficiency in programming languages, such as Java, C++, Python, JavaScript, or similar languages
  • Ability to collaborate and empathize with a variety of individuals. You can iterate with users and non-technical stakeholders and understand how your technical decisions impact them
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision
  • A desire to work on software that can change the world and a passion for creating intuitive, scalable products that augment our users' ability to work with data
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