Mission Operations Engineering, Internship

  • Palantir Technologies
  • New York, USA
  • Jul 16, 2019
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As a Mission Operations Intern, you will develop applications, automation, and pipelines to solve pain points inside and outside the company. You will work side-by-side with Forward Deployed Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, and internal Support teams to to evolve Palantir's infrastructure, implement process improvements, and craft custom tools for our colleagues.
On the Mission Ops team, no week is quite like the last, but each project starts with a problem statement, then follows through development, deployment, and monitoring. As an intern, you are empowered to own your projects from end to end, iterating directly with your users and teammates to deliver technical outcomes that better our business. These outcomes may range from custom applications, to open source tools, to building on top of our core products to unlock Palantir's potential for our own operations.

Past projects have included:

  • Creating a full stack solution for telemetry and time series analysis of performance and usage metrics.

  • Building an automated pipeline for deploying Stack Overflow Enterprise to AWS (Medium).

  • Implementing a system for provisioning Palantir clusters at scale.

  • Accelerating business growth by creating a toolkit for sourcing and prioritizing new business opportunities.

What We Value

  • BS/MS in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency programming in Java, Go, Javascript, or similar languages.
  • Experience with scripting languages including Bash, Python, and Powershell.
  • Practical experience with Linux system administration (RHEL or CentOS preferred).
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Commitment to reliability and security best practices.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form