Information Security Engineer (CIRT)

Palo Alto, CA /
Information Security /
A World-Changing Company

At 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 Role

As an Information Security Engineer, you are responsible for the security of Palantir’s people and infrastructure around the globe. Your technical expertise is second only to your integrity and real passion for security and technology in general. Our ideal candidate works well on a team, is highly motivated, and enjoys solving problems and taking on new challenges.

In this role you’ll be the first line of defense for protecting Palantir. You’ll be part of a team responsible for the 24/7 prevention, detection, and investigation of security events and active attacks across our entire infrastructure. Your work will directly impact the success of Palantir's mission as you seek to make life hard for our adversaries and protect our global network.

Core Responsibilities

    • Build, run, and own infrastructure and automation to detect, contain, and eradicate security threats.
    • Develop alerting and detection strategies to identify malicious or anomalous behavior.
    • Develop new and novel defensive techniques to identify or counteract changes in adversary techniques and tactics.
    • Dissect network, host, memory, and other artifacts originating from multiple operating systems and applications.
    • Perform enterprise-wide operations to uncover sophisticated and undetected threats.
    • Partner closely with other members of the Information Security team to lead changes in the company's network defense posture.

What We Value

    • Extensive security experience (3+ years) in at least one major platform (e.g. AWS, Azure, Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.).
    • Broad exposure to multiple security disciplines, including a strong background in forensics or threat intelligence.
    • Deep exposure in Incident Response or Detection Engineering.
    • Desire to further the information security community through substantive contributions (e.g. conference talks, blog posts, public tool development, etc.)
    • Proficiency in Python (preferred), PowerShell, or similar.
    • Strong working knowledge of TCP/IP networking and common protocols.
    • Active TS/SCI security clearance or willingness and eligibility to obtain a security clearance.
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 applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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