Financial Analyst

Palo Alto, CA


The Financial Analytics team at Palantir is a combination of engineers, entrepreneurs, and finance geeks, brought together by our passion for solving complex problems, building innovative models, and supporting data-driven transparency. The questions we ask evolve as quickly as our company grows, so what works today always needs to work better and smarter tomorrow. Our small team is full of creative self-starters, and we tackle unstructured problems every day with a lot of independence. Our roles are flexible and tailored to our superpowers; we analyze data using whatever program and method will generate the best results. Everything in our workplace is designed to let us rock a project from start to finish with no red tape to hold us back. This team resembles the rest of Palantir, not anything you’ll find in traditional corporate finance.


    • Seeking out unsolved problems and taking initiative to address them
    • Constantly iterating on projects to ensure they will scale with Palantir's growth
    • Building models, dashboards, and systems from scratch
    • Collaborating with other Palantirians, across the company and around the globe


    • BA/BS or MA/MS in Engineering, Finance, Economics, Math, or another analytical field
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, with proven ability to be resourceful, and experience improving and streamlining processes
    • Strong experience with complex data modeling in at least one of the following: Excel, VBA, SQL, or MATLAB; familiarity with additional modeling platforms is always a plus
    • Demonstrated ability and desire to learn quickly, and make an impact
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member in an unstructured environment
    • Flexible schedule - we still operate in start-up mode and fire drills don't always fit within traditional business hours


    • Startup experience / work in a low structure high autonomy environment
    • Experience graphically representing data
    • Programming experience