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Site Reliability Engineer 

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United StatesForest Ave, CA, 94301
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Site Reliability EngineerPalo Alto, CAMission OperationsFull-timeA World-Changing CompanyAt Palantir, we’re passionate about building software that solves problems.

We partner with the most important institutions in the world to transform how they use data and technology.

Our software has been used to stop terrorist attacks, discover new medicines, gain an edge in global financial markets, and more.

If these types of projects excite you, we'd love for you to join us.The RolePalantir systems are deployed at the world’s most critical institutions to help them solve their greatest challenges.

Users at customer sites around the world rely on Palantir’s rich feature set, high availability, and performance to pursue their missions.

Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) make sure our expanding number of customer deployments continue to deliver insights from massive scale data in real time.SREs enable our engineers in the field to pre-empt problems before they ever threaten our customers’ workflows.

SREs combine engineering experience and an innate drive to improve existing systems and processes with the creativity to develop novel solutions to evolving challenges.

Our team strives to automate processes wherever possible, using whichever tools are best for the job.

Our responsibilities include designing systems for new implementations of Palantir, administering co-located servers (including hardware troubleshooting) and maintaining database platforms.SREs work with our software engineering teams to understand threats to our platform and improve our products' performance and security.

We work side by side with Palantir’s implementation teams and our customers' IT departments to understand their business’ unique problems and to develop innovative solutions.

We document our successes and communicate them back to Palantir’s product teams to advance the way our hardware, software, and network solutions are deployed to minimize failure rates and increase overall system reliability.Our SRE team is drawn from some of the best in the industry, and we've created a collaborative environment with a focus on mentorship and developing our skills in new technologies.What We Value5 years of experience with Linux system administration (RHEL or CentOS preferred)Good scripting ability with Bash, Python, Ruby, or PerlExperience with monitoring systems using tools like Nagios and writing health checksModerate experience with TCP/IP networkingPractical experience managing databases or search engines, such as Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, Cassandra or ElasticSearchAbility to work independently with minimal supervisionAbility to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotationUnwavering commitment to operational security and best practicesActive U.S.

Security ClearancePreferredBSc/MS in Computer ScienceExperience with virtualization using VMWare ESX, KVM, Xen, or DockerExperience with system management tools like Puppet or ChefKnowledge of server hardware and/or experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)Palantir is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

We do 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 applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.LI-LB1