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Palantir Technologies

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Forward Deployed Software Engineer Graduate - Canberra

Canberra, ACT
Work towards building a better and more secure tomorrow, today with Palantir Australia.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
AUD 71,000 - 76,000 GradAustralia salary estimate

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Mathematics & Statistics
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Computer Science (all other)
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Physics & Astronomy

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights


  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Full working rights
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About Palantir Australia

At Palantir Technologies, they’re passionate about building software that solves real problems. They partner with the most important institutions in the world to transform how they use their data. Their technology 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, they'd love for you to join them.

Your Role

Forward Deployed Software Engineers (FDSEs) work directly with customers to quickly understand their greatest problems and design and implement solutions to use data against them. Our customers rely on Palantir’s platforms for some of their most critical operations, and projects often start with an open-ended question like “Why are we delaying so many flights?” or “How can we better identify instances of money laundering?” As an FDSE, you’ll apply your problem-solving ability, creativity, and technical skills to help organizations use their data to drive a real impact in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to gain rare insight into and contribute to some of the world’s most important industries and institutions.

As an FDSE your responsibilities look similar to those of a startup CTO: you’ll work in small teams with minimal supervision and your own end-to-end execution of high-stakes projects. Your day might span discussing architecture with fellow engineers, wrangling massive-scale data, coding a custom web app, speaking with customer executives, or establishing a strategy for your team. 

Training, development & rotations

Whether you're fresh out of university or a few years into your career, you'll be treated like any other Palantirian as soon as you walk through the door. You will work on small, decentralized teams that will give you the ability to have high ownership, but also receive support as you navigate your early career.

Salary & benefits

Graduate roles in Engineering may earn an average of A$71,000 to A$76,000 (Source: Prosple Salary Guide)

Their benefits aim to promote health and well-being across all areas of Palantirians’ lives. We work to continuously improve our offerings, and listen to our community as we design and update them.

Here are some of the offered benefits: 

  • Take-What-You-Need Time Off Policy
  •  Family Support
  • Community
  • Equity
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • Healthcare
  • ....Read more

Career progression

They want every Palantirian to have an equal opportunity to learn and grow and strive to ensure there are many pathways to success at Palantir Technologies. Instead of traditional career ladders, they celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your long-term trajectory. Read more.

Work life balance

They know the importance of taking time to recharge. They close all of their offices for two weeks in December and offer a take-what-you-need policy to help Palantirians achieve the balance they need to succeed, whether that means taking a long weekend, observing a religious holiday, or navigating school breaks as a parent. They also offer flexible working arrangements (including working from home) and hours.

To know more, watch this video about a day in the life of a Palantirian:

Culture & vibe

Palantir Technologies is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. They believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding their commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join them in solving the world’s hardest problems.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

  • Engineering background, preferred in fields such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Physics, and Data Science.
  • A highly analytical mindset and eagerness to solve technical problems with data structures, storage systems, cloud infrastructure, front-end frameworks, and other technical tools.
  • Experience or interest in working with and using large-scale data to solve valuable business problems.
  • Proficiency with one or more programming languages, such as Python, Java, C++, TypeScript/JavaScript, or similar.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in teams of technical and non-technical individuals, and comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment with dynamic objectives and iteration with users.
  • Ability to continuously learn, work independently, and make decisions with minimal supervision.


  • Security clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance

How to apply

To apply for this role, simply click the "Apply on employer site" button on this page to submit your application directly with Palantir Australia

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Associate Degree or higher
Study Field
Mathematics & Statistics
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Computer Science (all other)
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Physics & Astronomy

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights