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At Palantir Technologies, we’re passionate about building software that solves real-world 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. Together with our customers, we’re building the future of national security, intelligence, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and more.

The problems we solve aren't the problems your typical software company addresses. Our engineers aren't building a platform to sell ads or get likes; they're building tools that can — and do — change the world. Not only that, but they're doing it in a way that protects privacy and preserves security.

When Palantir Technologies was founded in 2004, we saw critical institutions struggling to work with siloed information, ever-growing data stores, and incompatible legacy systems. Commercial products were too rigid to handle novel problems, and custom systems ran years behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget. Blanket user access controls forced organizations to make unacceptable trade-offs between collaborating and protecting sensitive data.

We recognized that these limitations had severe implications for organisations, so we created software that optimizes human interaction with massive-scale data, enabling these critical institutions to understand, analyze, and act on their data in support of their most important work. Our first-class data fusion and analysis platforms are deployed globally, ship immediately, and are configurable against a limitless range of use cases. We work with government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organisations, each with their own set of challenges that can be solved with the Palantir platform.

Small teams of Palantir engineers operate like mini-startups as they deploy and extend our technology for each customer to solve their unique problems. We have always recognized that problems aren't confined to Silicon Valley—so neither are we. With more than 20 offices around the globe — including in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and Wellington — we make sure that our forward deployed teams can go where they're needed most with the support they need to succeed. Our offices around the world serve as home base for our engineers, and we work with users everywhere from military vessels to manufacturing plants. We’re looking for outstanding engineers to apply to become Forward Deployed Software Engineers (FDSEs). While the position is based in Canberra, it includes a 12-month rotation in one of our global offices, usually New York or London, with travel and housing included. FDSEs will spend a year overseas working on one or more existing Palantir deployments in the public or private sector, learn the software inside and out, then rotate back to Canberra to lead our work with Australian government agencies.


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