Technical Instructor
Palantir - McLean, VA

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Technical Instructors on our Business Development team will design, develop, and teach classroom courses that will equip new hires and external developers with the skills they need to successfully deploy and program against Palantir’s software platforms. This is a new position at Palantir, and here’s how we imagine it taking shape: You will become a product expert who is adept at installing and maintaining a software stack and developing against our APIs. You will implement entirely new training curricula of your own design. You will teach Mission Specialists, Forward Deployed Engineers, and external partners how to perform their most common technical tasks, including data integrations, application development, ontology development, and more. You will provide them with the technical foundation they need to run their deployments with confidence. In short, you will be a founding professor in the Department of Palantir Studies.

  • Create course materials, to include syllabi, exercises, lectures, and evaluation criteria
  • Teach classes at least twice a week
  • Provide desk-side support for individual trainees in need of further instruction
  • Collaborate with the Support, Forward Deployed Engineering, and Software Engineering teams to acquire and maintain product expertise
  • BS from a top university in Computer Science or equivalent, MS or PhD preferred
  • Experience teaching Computer Science in an academic or corporate environment
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills
  • Experience developing in a UNIX/Linux environment
  • Experience with scripted languages
  • Experience working with databases
  • Ability to travel at least 25%-50% of the time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ease in communicating technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences

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