Network Engineer - US Government

Washington, D.C.
Mission Operations /
Full-time /
A World-Changing Company

Palantir builds the world’s leading software for data-driven decisions and operations. By bringing the right data to the people who need it, our platforms empower our partners to develop lifesaving drugs, forecast supply chain disruptions, locate missing children, and more.

The Role

As a member of the Network Engineering team, you will be deeply involved in our mission to continue the evolution of Palantir’s network services to prepare us for the known and unknown demands. As one of our engineers, you will be responsible for network services in our US Government facilities, but also part of a broader team supporting services globally. You will lead on projects, network deployment, support and service improvements around our continued growth in this critical part of the world.

Core Responsibilities

    • Support the networking needs of our US Government and global facilities
    • Learn to deploy, maintain and scale network infrastructure with minimal downtime and help create solutions to complex technical challenges
    • Be responsible for maintaining documentation and datasets used to support the network
    • Collaborate with fellow engineers across multiple time zones
    • Facilitate feedback from end-users and provide network infrastructure related assistance
    • Troubleshoot operational issues in the infrastructure, including vendor escalation

What We Value

    • Ability to continuously learn, work independently, and make decisions with minimal supervision
    • Ability to identify, explain and resolve issues in a production network environment
    • A solid foundational understanding of the OSI Layers from physical to application
    • Experience with Palo Alto Networks or similar NGFW technology
    • Experience with Cisco ISE or similar NAC technology
    • Experience with layer 2 protocols (e.g. LACP, MLAG, Spanning Tree, etc.) and routing protocols such as BGP or OSPF
    • Experience with Wireless Networking (deployment and troubleshooting)
    • Experience with public cloud service providers (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.) and VPN technology (GRE, IPSec/SSL VPNs)

What We Require

    • Active US security clearance at the Secret designation or above
    • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time
    • Able to meet DOD 8140 requirements, via active certifications or education

    • Our benefits aim to promote health and wellbeing across all areas of Palantirians’ lives. We work to continuously improve our offerings and listen to our community as we design and update them. The list below details our available benefits and some of the perks that can be enjoyed as an employee of Palantir Technologies.


    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life and disability coverage
    • Paid leave for new parents and emergency back-up care for all parents
    • Family planning support, including fertility, adoption, and surrogacy assistance
    • Stipend to help with expenses that come with a new child
    • Commuter benefits
    • Relocation assistance
    • Unlimited paid time off
    • 2 weeks paid time off built into the end of each year

The estimated salary range for this position is estimated to be $100,000 - $140,000/year. Total compensation for this position may also include Restricted Stock units, sign-on bonus and other potential future incentives. Further note that total compensation for this position will be determined by each individual’s relevant qualifications, work experience, skills, and other factors. This estimate excludes the value of any potential sign-on bonus; the value of any benefits offered; and the potential future value of any long-term incentives.

Life at Palantir

We want every Palantirian to achieve their best outcomes, that’s why we celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your longterm growth, rather than rely on traditional career ladders. Paying attention to the needs of our community enables us to optimize our opportunities to grow and helps ensure many pathways to success at Palantir. Promoting health and well-being across all areas of Palantirians’ lives is just one of the ways we’re investing in our community. Learn more at Life at Palantir and note that our offerings may vary by region.

In keeping consistent with Palantir’s values and culture, we believe employees are “better together” and in-person work affords the opportunity for more creative outcomes. Therefore, we encourage employees to work from our offices to foster connectivity and innovation. Many teams do offer hybrid options (WFH a day or two a week), allowing our employees to strike the right trade-off for their personal productivity. Based on business need, there are a few roles that allow for “Remote” work on an exceptional basis. If you are applying for one of these roles, you must work from the state in which you are employed. If the posting is specified as Onsite, you are required to work from an office.

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 qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster, EEO poster supplement and Pay Transparency Notice for additional information.

Palantir is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please reach out and let us know how we can help.