Engineering Manager - Observability

Job Description

Posted on: 
January 20, 2023

As an Engineering Manager, you will lead a team responsible for mission critical infrastructure efforts that allow our engineers, business and product to scale across a large number of environments. You care deeply about your team, invest in their personal growth and support them in maximizing their impact to the business. You love developing, coaching and growing people across different subject areas and crafts.

The observability team is responsible for building Palantir’s logging, telemetry and monitoring infrastructure platform that works across all environment types - connected or disconnected, containerized or not. You will have a direct impact on Palantir’s ability to scale our engineering efforts through these investments.


  • Lead a 8-15 person team of engineers and accelerate their growth by providing thoughtful feedback, technical mentorship and effectively manage performance.
  • Identify and grow leaders within the teams, setting them up for success through mentorship and coaching.
  • Partner with senior engineers to build and champion a long-term tech roadmap to reduce operational burden, ensure scalability, reduce risk, and push the team towards step-changes in operational sustainability.
  • Collaborate across teams to build and align strategies that improve Palantir’s ability to scale, translate them into plans and timelines and facilitate partnerships between engineering teams and operators to execute on them.

Job Requirements

  • 6+ years in software engineering or similar role. Experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems.
  • 3+ years of leadership experience. Demonstrated track record of successful mentorship and accelerating reports growth, being an effective multiplier for the team.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

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