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Engineering Manager - Apollo Platform

Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
A World-Changing Company
Palantir builds the world’s leading software for data-driven decisions and operations. By bringing the right data to the people who need it, our platforms empower our partners to develop lifesaving drugs, forecast supply chain disruptions, locate missing children, and more.
The Role
Apollo enables autonomous management and continuous deployment of mission critical software, wherever it is. We’re transforming the way organizations around the world deploy software, taking SAAS where SAAS has not gone before: from on-premise, to various cloud providers, to disconnected environments (air-gapped), to strict accreditation frameworks, and to the edge. Learn more about Apollo and why it was built!
As an Engineering Manager, you'll own a team that enables workflows for multi-tenant customers, establishes and enforces security constraints, develops workflows enabling a first class customer onboarding experience, and facilitates self-serve management and usage metering used for billing. In this role, you will integrate security and compliance deeply into the DevOps toolchain enabling DevSecOps while balancing the need for user-friendliness. The average user wants access and security controls to be simple and transparent, and your team's work will deliver that.
You care deeply about your team, invest in their personal growth and support them in maximizing their impact to the business. You love developing, coaching and growing people across different subject areas and crafts. You can effectively develop a high-trust, inclusive environment within the team. You are empathetic to user pain and able to convert it to opinions about the UX of the product. You are able to make the right prioritization calls, even if hard, based on business requirements, team needs, and staffing availability. Even though you don't spend a large percentage of time coding, you contribute to the code base when needed.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of engineers and accelerate their growth by providing thoughtful feedback, technical mentorship, and effectively manage performance
  • Identify and grow leaders within the teams, setting them up for success through mentorship and coaching
  • Partner with senior engineers to build and champion a long-term tech roadmap to reduce operational burden, ensure scalability, reduce risk, and push the team towards step-changes in operational sustainability
  • Collaborate across teams to prioritize, build and align strategies that improve Palantir’s ability to scale

What We Value

  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-team engineering efforts from analysis of requirements and scoping, shipping, to operating in production
  • Deep systems background and value technical excellence. Delivers well-engineered and durable solutions, leading technical discussions, design, and code reviews
  • Ability to partner effectively with other teams in the organization across engineering, business development, information security, etc.
  • Ability to run a high-paced product development team across multiple locations and timezones, and react effectively to changes in global prioritization

What We Require

  • 6+ years in software engineering or similar role. Experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems.
  • 2+ years of leadership experience. Demonstrated track record of successful mentorship and accelerating reports growth, being an effective multiplier for the team.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Our benefits aim to promote health and wellbeing across all areas of Palantirians’ lives. We work to continuously improve our offerings and listen to our community as we design and update them. The list below details our available benefits and some of the perks that can be enjoyed as an employee of Palantir Technologies.


  • Employees (and their families) are eligible to enroll in: medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage
  • Paid leave for new parents and emergency back-up care for all parents
  • Family planning support, including fertility, adoption, and surrogacy assistance
  • Stipend to help with expenses that come with a new child
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • 2 weeks paid time off built into the end of each year
  • 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year
  • Generous unlimited sick leave policy
  • Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan
The estimated salary range for this position is estimated to be $125,000 - $200,000/year. Total compensation for this position may also include Restricted Stock units, sign-on bonus and other potential future incentives. Further note that total compensation for this position will be determined by candidate’s relevant qualifications, work experience, skills, and other factors. This estimate excludes the value of any potential sign-on bonus; the value of any benefits offered; and the potential future value of any long-term incentives.
Life at Palantir
We want every Palantirian to achieve their best outcomes, that’s why we celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your longterm growth, rather than rely on traditional career ladders. Paying attention to the needs of our community enables us to optimize our opportunities to grow and helps ensure many pathways to success at Palantir. Promoting health and well-being across all areas of Palantirians’ lives is just one of the ways we’re investing in our community. Learn more at Life at Palantir and note that our offerings may vary by region.
In keeping consistent with Palantir’s values and culture, we believe employees are “better together” and in-person work affords the opportunity for more creative outcomes. Therefore, we encourage employees to work from our offices to foster connectivity and innovation. Many teams do offer hybrid options (WFH a day or two a week), allowing our employees to strike the right trade-off for their personal productivity. Based on business need, there are a few roles that allow for “Remote” work on an exceptional basis. If you are applying for one of these roles, you must work from the state in which you are employed. If the posting is specified as Onsite, you are required to work from an office.
Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the world’s hardest problems. Palantir does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster, EEO poster supplement and Pay Transparency Notice for additional information.
Palantir is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please reach out and let us know how we can help.