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Full Stack Software Engineer - Application Development

Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024
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
Palantir Foundry is an end-to-end platform for data-driven decision-making. We're transforming the way organisations securely integrate their data, so they can then build reliable, critical applications atop that unified foundation. Our customers use Foundry to perform rich analyses that drive core operations within their organisations. They can also build sophisticated, full-fledged programs, such as common operating pictures, alert-triaging inboxes, and resource allocation planning tools driven by rich-ML models.
As a Full Stack Engineer focused on application development in Foundry, you will be responsible for crafting the tools used by thousands of users to build the sophisticated applications that power their businesses. You will be architecting and developing interfaces, state management and access patterns to support data-intensive workflows that are both powerful and approachable. You may spend one day interviewing users to better understand their needs and identifying product gaps to improve. The next day, you might find yourself considering that customer context along with signal gathered from other customers in different industries, brainstorming approaches to handling intricate UX needs with your teammates.
You’ll regularly be faced with sophisticated technical problems, requiring you to scope out the solution design and finding an incremental path to shipping the new features. As part of this, you will own APIs and schemas that power your frontend code, or work with other backend engineers in developing them together.
We're hiring engineers who are passionate about solving real-world problems and empowering both customer app builders and end-users to do their work optimally. Below are some examples of the types of product work you’d get to do in this role:

Core Responsibilities

  • Working as part of a community of engineers building shared frontend tooling to enable teams across Foundry
  • Designing and building for high-scale data intensive APIs (example)
  • Developing interactive workflow UIs
  • Building products which aim to make technical concepts accessible for non-technical users
  • Creating low-code/no-code WYSIWYG tools, which enable application builders within Foundry to build products for their users

Technologies We Use

  • Typescript, React, and GQL are central to our frontend development.
  • Blueprint as a re-usable front end component library.
  • A combination of open-source and internal technologies that suit the problems at hand.
  • Industry-standard build tooling, including Gradle, Webpack, GitHub, and CircleCI.

What We Value

  • Passion for improving user workflows and building user interfaces that enable users to tackle their problems, while still maintaining engineering quality.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams of technical and non-technical individuals and understand how technical decisions impact the people who will use what you're building.
  • Skill and comfort working in a constantly evolving environment with dynamic objectives and iteration with users.
  • Experience brainstorming and iterating with product designers.
  • Experience building high-quality software in a fast-paced CI/CD development environment.
  • Proven ability to learn continuously, work independently, and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to learn new technology and concepts, even without in-depth experience.
  • Active UK Security clearance, or eligibility and willingness to obtain a UK Security clearance is beneficial, but not necessary.

What We Require

  • 2+ years of frontend software engineering experience.
  • Strong frontend coding skills used to write clean, effective code, regardless of framework, and existing proficiency in JavaScript and understanding of how web technologies work.
  • Familiarity with data structures, loading patterns, frontend frameworks, and other technical tools and concepts.
  • Proficiency with programming languages such as JavaScript/TypeScript, or similar languages.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
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 city and or country 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. 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 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.