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Facility Security Officer

Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021
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
Our growing support of United States Government (USG) programs would not be possible without personnel who can expertly navigate federal policy. We are looking for a Facility Security Officer who will join us in coordinating our industrial security program in deep partnership with our Business Development team. Together we will build the future of Palantir at the Department of Defense (DoD).
As a member of our Industrial Security team, you will provide a wide spectrum of support to the overarching DoD security program - inclusive of personnel, facilities, and systems - as well as contract-specific requirements. Our goal is to enable Palantir to adapt and deploy quickly in support of our customers' most critical operations. We strive do so while upholding the best security practices in the industry. Our team provides outstanding customer service and policy expertise to our cleared personnel to push the business forward.
You're motivated by dynamic situations that require flexibility and pivots. You take pride in ownership of your work and collaborating with your team and partners to drive outcomes. Throughout your work, you take initiative, operate with resourcefulness, and complete tasks quickly and optimally. Most importantly, you have a true desire to take on new challenges and find innovative ways to navigate intricate USG policies.
Core Responsibilities
No two days are the same, but as a Facility Security Officer you can expect to:
• Implement the industrial security program to ensure DCSA and customer-specific requirements are met.
• Maintain compliance for personnel and physical security within your local facility and craft standard operating procedures.
• Operate and optimize our collateral and SCI application pipelines and various DISS workflows.
• Collaborate with internal partners and cultivate relationships with our government representatives.
• Represent Palantir during government audits.

What We Value

  • Ability to work both independently with minimal oversight and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (verbal, written, and presentation) to translate government policy to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure, using strong time management and organizational skills.
  • A meticulous work ethic and demonstrated ability to operate creatively within rigid government processes.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10%, but not required.

What We Require

  • Active U.S. DoD Top Secret or Secret clearance and willingness to upgrade and maintain a higher level of access.
  • Demonstrated expertise in implementing a DoD security program, possessing facility preferred.
  • A Facility Security Officer Program Management for Possessing Facilities Certification.
  • Proficiency in navigating various government systems such as DISS, NISS, SWFT, ACCS, SPOT.
  • On-site during business hours and residence within a 60-minute response time to your facility. Potential on call duties during after-hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Relocation assistance
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • 2 weeks paid time off built into the end of each year
The estimated salary range for this position is estimated to be $82,000 - $149,000/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 each individual’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.