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Forward Deployed AI Engineer

Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

Software Engineering, Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 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
Forward Deployed AI Engineers work directly with customers owning Gen AI strategy and implementation. On a daily basis, you will build end-to-end workflows, take them to production, and solve real world problems at the largest scale. You will have ample opportunity to contribute learnings from the field back to the Palantir AIP product suite.
You will be on the forefront of extending Palantir's existing footprint and strategy into new markets and problem spaces opened up by Gen AI.
Core Responsibilities
Forward Deployed AI Engineers’ responsibilities look similar to those of a hands-on AI startup CTO: you’ll work in small teams to own delivery of high stakes projects with clients. A day’s work may include building LLM workflows on a large scale, interacting with customers to understand their needs and set their AI strategy, but the most impact will be driven by implementing solutions into the real world of our partner's organizations.
Do you aspire to be an entrepreneur or an Applied AI leader? We believe Palantir is the best place — with the best colleagues — to learn how!

What We Value

  • Engineering mindset, focused on delivering production solutions with Gen AI, data processing pipelines, and advanced analytics tools.
  • Solving real business problems, not academic benchmarks.
  • Ability to collaborate efficiently in teams of technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Comfort working in a dynamic environment with evolving objectives and direct iteration with users.

What We Require

  • Past experience building solutions with LLMs and a deep understanding of overall Gen AI landscape.
  • Strong foundation in Machine Learning basics (Evaluation, Training, Problem Decomposition).
  • Strong engineering background. Preferred fields include but are not limited to Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Physics, and Machine Learning.
  • Strong coder with demonstrated proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, TypeScript/JavaScript, or similar.
  • Ability and interest in traveling up to 25%, as needed to client sites, but flexible based on personal preferences.
  • 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
  • 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 $150,000 - $240,000/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.