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Information System Security Engineer - US Government

Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 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
Our team members are subject matter experts in both cybersecurity and US Government policy. We’re excited about generating creative solutions to ambiguous security requirements. Our mission is deploying software in support of our customers' most critical needs as quickly as possible while upholding the government's trust. We achieve this through close consultation with stakeholders and direct ownership of the Authorization to Operate (ATO) process.
As an Information System Security Engineer (ISSE), you support a variety of projects which draw from your wide spectrum of technical experience. You are resourceful, collaborative, and take initiative to improve our processes over time. Most importantly, you are passionate about taking on new challenges and finding innovative ways to support critical missions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Achieve ATOs for Palantir software across multiple government customers with minimal oversight.
  • Provide outstanding customer service, policy expertise, and high-quality documentation.
  • Partner with engineers to interpret security requirements and plan effective control implementations.
  • Translate and synthesize complex concepts and architectures into clear body of evidence artifacts, including System Security Plans (SSP) and architecture diagrams.
  • Represent Palantir and provide credible cybersecurity expertise in government assessments and audits.

What We Value

  • Proficiency in interpreting and communicating government policy to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to multitask under pressure, using time management and organizational skills.
  • A meticulous attention to detail and demonstrated ability to operate creatively within rigid government processes.
  • Experience with information security fundamentals and core technologies (e.g., authentication, encryption, firewalls, vulnerability scanning, SIEM/SOAR, audit logs).

What We Require

  • Active U.S. DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance and willingness to upgrade and maintain a higher level of access.
  • Proven experience with cybersecurity in a US Government context.
  • Willingness and interest to travel as needed to customer sites. Ability to travel 25% preferred, but requirements vary by location.
  • 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 $135,000 - $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 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.