Palantir

We believe in augmenting human intelligence, not replacing it.

With good data and the right technology, people and institutions today can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better.

In 2004, when we looked at the available technology, we saw products that were too rigid to handle novel problems, and custom systems that took too long to deploy and required too many services to maintain and improve.

We saw automated approaches that failed against adaptive adversaries, and all-or-nothing access controls that forced organizations to make unacceptable trade-offs between collaborating and securing sensitive data from misuse.

We saw a need for a different kind of technology, and we knew it would take a different kind of company to build it. That’s why we founded Palantir.

WE MAKE PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN-DRIVEN ANALYSIS OF REAL-WORLD DATA

We’re focused on creating the world’s best user experience for working with data, one that empowers people to ask and answer complex questions without requiring them to master querying languages, statistical modeling, or the command line. To achieve this, we build platforms for integrating, managing, and securing data on top of which we layer applications for fully interactive human-driven, machine-assisted analysis.

WE BUILD OUR COMPANY AROUND MISSION-DRIVEN ENGINEERING

We’re engineers, not academics. At our headquarters in Palo Alto and at offices around the world we’ve assembled a team that combines practical expertise in distributed systems infrastructure, big data processing, user experience design, and data science. Whatever their role, each Palantirian combines an uncompromising engineering mindset with an unwavering focus on executing in service of the mission.

WE MEET THE PROBLEMS WHERE THEY LIVE

Our customers have data and a deep understanding of the problems they face. We have proven products and an engineering mindset. We send our engineers into the field to work directly with our customers—deploying our products, integrating their data, optimizing their workflows, and producing operational results in weeks, not years. By establishing a true partnership, we help customers get the most out of our products and engineering expertise.

WE DESIGN TECHNOLOGY TO HELP INSTITUTIONS PROTECT LIBERTY

Analytic technology, especially in the hands of powerful institutions that hold large volumes of data, can pose serious risks to privacy and civil liberties. That's why we build privacy-protective capabilities into our products, help customers understand how to use them responsibly, and work with advocacy groups and the policy community on how technology can be used to protect privacy interests today and in the future. We have always been, and continue to be, committed to helping organizations get value out of their data while protecting sensitive information from misuse and abuse.

WE GO WHERE WE’RE NEEDED MOST

We are engineers on a mission. We seek out the most critical problems we can find—the ones that pose threats not only to many of the world’s most important institutions, but to the people they serve as well. Some institutions have the resources to pay for our products, and some don’t. Whatever the situation, our approach with all our clients is the same: to establish a partnership that transforms the way they use data in pursuit of their goals.

Palantir North America
Jun 06, 2018
Scholarship - General
2018 application period is open. The deadline to apply is 1 July 2018 at 11:59PM PST. We launched the Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship in 2010 to celebrate and support women who are beginning careers in technology. We hope to encourage women to pursue computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and become leaders in the field. This year, 10 scholarship finalists will be chosen and invited to visit our headquarters in Palo Alto for a full-day, all-expenses paid, developmental workshop. Programming will include professional development sessions, breakouts with our engineers, and some fun social activities! All finalists are awarded grants of up to $10,000 to support their education. ELIGIBILITY The Women In Technology Scholarship (North America) is open to active, full-time undergraduate students who: Have finished at least one academic year in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) Are enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican college/university during the academic year that the scholarship is awarded Identify as a woman Have not been a finalist in the past If you are eligible to apply for multiple Palantir scholarships in the 2018-2019 academic year, you may submit a separate application for each scholarship. Please note that your essay responses must be unique between applications in order to qualify as a finalist. If you have any questions about eligibility,  please email us . READY TO APPLY? We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. To apply, please submit the following by  Sunday 1 July 2018 at 11:59PM PST . The Women in Technology Scholarship (North America) Application A copy of your resume A copy of your transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) We will select 10 finalists to visit our Palo Alto headquarters on Friday 14 September 2018. Finalists will be announced in early August.  
Palantir North America
Jun 06, 2018
Scholarship - General
DEADLINE: July 1, 2018 ELIGIBILITY The Future Scholarship is open to active, full-time undergraduate students who: Have finished at least one academic year in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) Are enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican college/university during the academic year that the scholarship is awarded Are from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group (African-American/Black, Hispanic, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) Have not been a finalist in the past If you are eligible to apply for multiple Palantir scholarships in the 2018-2019 academic year, you may submit a separate application for each scholarship. Please note that your essay responses must be unique between applications in order to qualify as a finalist. If you have any questions about eligibility,  please email us . READY TO APPLY? We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. To apply, please submit the following by  Friday 1 July 2018 at 11:59PM PST . The Future Scholarship Application A copy of your resume A copy of your transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) We will select 10 finalists to visit our Washington, D.C. office on Friday 7 September 2018. Finalists will be announced in late August. We launched the Palantir Future Scholarship in 2016 to celebrate and support students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in STEM who are beginning careers in technology. We hope to encourage these students in their computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and celebrate them becoming future leaders in their field. This year, 10 scholarship finalists will be chosen and invited to visit our Washington, D.C. office for a full-day, all-expenses paid, developmental workshop. Programming will include professional development sessions, breakouts with our engineers, and some fun social activities! All finalists are awarded grants of up to $10,000 to support their education.