Production Engineer

New York • $100k - $240k


Role Location

  • New York


$100k - $240k


501+ people


15 Little West 12 Th St
New York, NY, 10014, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • AngularJS
  • React
  • Apache Spark
  • Elasticsearch
  • Hadoop
  • Cassandra
  • Spark
  • AWS
  • Typescript
  • Redux
  • PostgreSQL
  • Angular.js
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Go

Role Description

The Role

We’re looking for Production Engineers who can help us design, build, and maintain high-performance, scalable, reliable services for our production infrastructure. We strongly believe in engineering teams being responsible for the operations of their services in production. In this role, you’ll work closely with engineers to advocate and participate in sensible, scalable, systems design and share responsibility with them in diagnosing, resolving, and preventing production issues.

Core Responsibilities

Design, build, and maintain the core production infrastructure used by all of Palantir's teams. Own a particular infrastructure problem space - for example, bare metal provisioning, cloud provisioning, monitoring, networking, storage, or service containerization. Participate in operations, including an on-call rotation. Help debug, improve, and optimize critical backend services. Think about systems — their edge cases, failure modes, and life cycles.

What We Value A deep knowledge of Linux, or all layers of the networking stack. You should be confident discussing in detail what’s going on throughout the stack. Ability to identify toilsome manual tasks and automate them away. Comfort with large scale production systems and technologies - for example, load balancing, monitoring, distributed systems, or configuration management. Strong coding skills in at least one programming language (e.g. Golang, Java, Python, etc) and a desire to pick up more. Strong understanding of storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, Etcd, Kafka), container runtimes (e.g. Docker, CRI-O, katacontainers, firecracker), monitoring systems (e.g. Prometheus, InfluxDB), networking systems (e.g. NGINX, Envoy, service mesh), and Kubernetes or similar technologies.

About Palantir

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, bringing our world-class software platform to bear against complex data environments in order to solve existential threats. Our software has been used to stop terrorist attacks, discover new medicines, gain an edge in global financial markets, and more. By integrating all their data into one platform, organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors can solve problems they never could have before.

Company Culture

THE BEST IDEA WINS: If you have a great idea and the will to see it through, you can effect great change. Nothing is off limits—we’re constantly looking for improvements in our products, our processes, and our people. All voices are equal here—we hire people to have an opinion and be creative. We’re intolerant of politicking, ego, and power brokers. If your idea makes the most sense, that’s what we’re doing, regardless of your role or seniority.

NOTHING IS PERMANENT: We iterate obsessively on everything we do, always collecting new information about the right way to solve a problem. Existing components and processes are supplanted by new, better solutions as they become apparent. For those who built the thing being discarded, this is a cause for celebration not sadness. Replacement is viewed as success: we have now reached the next plateau of functionality and design and iteration begins anew.

KEEP FOCUSED 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 help our users, the people doing the hard work on complex, real-world problems. We do this by writing software that enables effective analysis against complicated, data-driven problems.

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