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Operations and Administrative Analyst - Defense Product

Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

IT, Product, Operations
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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
We are looking for an Operations and Administrative Analyst to support our Defense Product teams. In this hybrid role, you will be responsible for directly supporting a subset of our leaders as well as establishing new or streamlining current operational processes. As an operational team member, you'll drive projects forward and own their outcomes. As an administrative team member, you’ll demonstrate excellent organization and exercise tact and diplomacy while supporting a variety of stakeholders both internal and external to Palantir.
This role is a great fit for someone who is invested in customer experience and thrives in a dynamic environment. To be successful in both aspects of your role, you’ll need to demonstrate good judgment and critical thinking by understanding competing priorities and actioning your work accordingly. You’ll innovate new ways to help the people and teams you support be as productive and impactful as possible. When things don't go as planned, you're able to think on your feet, communicate effectively, then devise and execute on an action plan.
This role will offer many opportunities to learn and grow, and you'll be surrounded by a team who is just as passionate about supporting one another as they are about Palantir's mission. We operate in a high-accountability, high-expectation environment where the goal is always to produce the best solution as a team. Willingness to accept and respond to feedback is critical.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support Palantir stakeholders to identify and reduce any bottlenecks or blockers, deliver results on-time, on-budget, and at a high-quality bar
  • Craft and implement new processes or tools to reduce friction and optimally utilize resources
  • Provide administrative support to a portfolio of individuals/teams across the business
  • Handle sophisticated calendars/scheduling in an evolving landscape and prioritize commitments to enhance time and productivity
  • Book travel arrangements (domestic and international) and process expense reports
  • Help plan, support, and complete office events and external meetings
  • Leverage the collective knowledge of the team – work both autonomously and in collaboration with teammates, colleagues, and external contacts

What We Value

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment, supporting internal projects and senior leadership by maximizing organizational efficiency
  • Ability to quickly problem solve, anticipate needs, and recognize inefficiencies
  • High levels of attention to detail, including maintaining accurate documentation and diligently tracking projects
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of teams internally and externally with integrity, confidentiality, and thoughtfulness
  • Ability to prioritize and have a high sense of urgency
  • Familiarity with travel booking and expense reporting software

What We Require

  • Active US Security clearance OR eligibility and willingness to obtain a US Security clearance
  • Excellent digital literacy, including proficiency with Microsoft products (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with scheduling sophisticated international and domestic travel itineraries
  • At least two years of previous administrative or operational experience
  • 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 $70,000 - $112,000/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.