Sales Commissions Analyst

Palo Alto, CA
Finance /
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

This role is an integral part of the Sales Finance team, and is a critical cross-functional partner in the commissions process. You will collaborate with key business partners to implement our global incentive compensation program to support financial analysis, accounting and operational needs. You’ll be a key player in owning the end-to-end commission process to ensure commissions are calculated accurately and paid in a timely manner. Our ideal candidate has excellent operational skills and commercial awareness, strong collaborative abilities, and a track record of success in complex and ambiguous environments. Our team fosters personal growth, explores career development opportunities, and identifies areas of process improvement.

Core Responsibilities

    • Review and maintain relevant data required to calculate commissions (e.g., comp plan terms, employee target incentives, etc.) in our compensation system.
    • Identify and troubleshoot system and data variances and provide resolutions.
    • Respond to commissions and bonus inquiries that include conducting research and preparing commission-related adjustments.
    • Provide ad-hoc and regular reporting, analysis, and key projects for consumption by business partners in sales, sales finance, accounting and other areas of the business.
    • Perform in-depth analysis on compensation data sets to surface information critical for the business to make informed decisions.
    • Assist in implementation and administration of compensation plans, policies, and programs.

What We Value

    • Extraordinary judgment and composure in high-pressure situations with the ability to recognize inefficiencies and quickly mitigate
    • Meticulous attention to detail, including maintaining accurate records and diligently tracking key commissions metrics and milestones.
    • An ability to problem solve while navigating differing viewpoints and ideas, and remaining open to new ideas and potential failures.
    • Capacity to learn new skills and technologies to deliver the most effective solutions, and understand, translate, and communicate concepts to others.

What We Require

    • 2-5 years of experience in Business Operations in a fast-paced or dynamic environment. Knowledge of Sales Compensation, FP&A and/or Finance operations preferable.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
    • Ability to spend 3 - 4 days per week in-office.

    • 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 $90,000 - $151,000/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.