Proposal Writer - US Defense

Washington, D.C.
Business Development /
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 Proposal Writer you are a critical driver of Palantir’s U.S. Government business growth. Through collaborating with business development and technical execution stakeholders, you will help expand Palantir’s footprint in DoD/US Government (across both DoD and Intelligence agencies) by writing high-quality and compelling proposals to win contracts. Detail-oriented, effective communicator, and creative writer, you are capable of turning complex technical concepts into persuasive proposals, white papers, project vision statements, presentations, and other business documentation. By understanding customer requirements, you will effectively deliver content that aligns with their business goals/needs. You will write technical and non-technical explanations of our software's capabilities and draft formal proposals that are easily digestible to the target audience.

Palantir is fast-paced, and you'll be expected to make decisions independently by weighing many needs and priorities. In this role, you'll wear many hats, arising to new business challenges while growing your skills and domain expertise on the job. We are looking for mission-driven teammates who can jump into any writing project with enthusiasm and produce qualitative outputs within tight deadlines.

Core Responsibilities

    • Serve as a primary author of Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and other capture opportunities
    • Collaborate with internal teams to match our proposal language that will resonate with customers
    • Translate technical concepts into easily digestible reading materials for a variety of audiences
    • Create persuasive content that showcases our products’ strengths, capabilities, and solutions to address customer needs
    • Take high-level details and raw inputs from partners and convert it into high-impact content for proposals
    • Build templates and content from scratch that is easily modifiable across a variety of proposals and request for content

What We Value

    • Ability to quickly understand technical concepts, proactively learn with minimal instruction, and think creatively to produce artifacts
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating with a team on a joint output, across departments / agencies / roles, and writing content that requires input from multiple stakeholders
    • An active security clearance (or ability and willingness to obtain one) at Secret level or higher

What We Require

    • 2+ years experience writing, drafting, and editing proposals for US Government contracts
    • Experience with conveying technical concepts through concise and compelling written communication

    • 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 $80,000 - $115,000/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.