Company: Palantir Technologies
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2020
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 Palantir Design Team is responsible for the human experience of
using our software. Our team is growing rapidly, but we're
committed to creating a tight-knit team environment that fosters
trust, integrity, empathy, and growth. We work together in
realizing a shared product vision, and regularly give feedback and
critique to each other.
Designing at Palantir is a varied experience. On a given day, you
might be: leading a design sprint for your product team; designing
a micro-interaction to make a complex analytical task feel simple;
and/or advocating for UX consistency by creating flexible, reusable
* INTERACTION AND VISUAL DESIGN. As a product designer, you'll be
involved at every stage of design work. You'll help define early
product concepts, flesh out the high-level workflow and
micro-interactions of a feature, and execute on a crisp and
effective visual design. You should have experience with some of
the following mockup and prototyping tools: Sketch, Framer,
Principle, Figma, Invision.
* USER RESEARCH. We frequently do informal user research, and value
people who can be flexible with research processes and
methodologies to achieve the right outcome. You'll often visit
customer offices to interview and learn from the users we serve.
You'll pair qualitative methods (e.g. scripted usability tests and
contextual inquiry) with quantitative information, like product and
* PROTOTYPING. You will prototype using software like Principle and
Framer, or another favorite method both to communicate your designs
and validate your decisions.
* PARTNERING WITH ENGINEERS. We work closely with product and
forward deployed engineers to realize our design ideas. You'll
treat engineers as partners and collaborate with them to prototype
and build out products.
* AWARENESS OF HOW SOFTWARE INTERFACES ARE BUILT. Familiarity with
need to be an expert just fluent enough to collaborate with
engineers, and know what's possible with frontend technologies.
Resources and mentorship are available to designers who want to
Designers at Palantir have great autonomy over their work, so a
wide skill set is necessary. However, many designers on the team
are also passionate experts in one area. You might be the kind of
designer who ships code every week, or the kind of designer who
shares detailed user research findings with your team.
What We Value
* AN ITERATIVE DESIGN PROCESS. You validate your ideas early (with
stakeholders and users) and are thoughtful and intentional in
seeking and responding to feedback. You move fast, listen, and
adapt. You rapidly incorporate feedback, and prioritize
collaboration. You are adept at giving and receiving critiques.
* COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION. You can build great
relationships with engineers, PMs, and other stakeholders and
convey your design rationale to them. To reach these audiences,
you'll communicate your designs through a variety of methods:
presenting your mockups, making prototypes, sharing a design
* THOUGHTFUL, INTENTIONAL WORK. You know that form informs function
and usability that the surface layer doesn t exist in a vacuum.
Your design decisions are often informed by and will influence
engineering and business considerations.
* DEDICATION TO THE USER. You'll design software that changes how
people use data in government, commercial, and philanthropic
contexts. You strive to understand our users who can range from a
manufacturing plant worker to a pharmaceutical researcher and fight
to empower them.
Palantir is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and
Affirmative Action employer. We do 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. Please see the
United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster
supplement for additional information. We will also make all
reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.
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