Wordsmith, U.S. Government 9/17/2016

Palantir Technologies Washington, DC

Company
Palantir Technologies
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
c509a0da-a63c-4334-82a9-938a6e151111
AJE Ref #
576202134
Location
Washington, DC
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Wordsmiths are a central part of Business Development at Palantir. We collaborate with teams across the company to surface and capture new business opportunities. On any given day, we re writing a formal proposal to win a new contract, drafting market research to help inform procurement processes, or creating a presentation deck describing our impact with a customer. Wordsmiths handle language the way our developers handle code, meaning we re the best at what we do and perform with agility under pressure. We work alongside our engineers to translate highly technical and complex concepts into clear, concise, and powerful written products. Time is usually of the essence, so we re always ready to craft documents and support projects on short notice. We are prose experts, but our work extends beyond writing itself to researching potential USG customers and understanding how they think about their problems. We work across the federal, state, and local government in areas such as law enforcement, intelligence, health, cyber security, finance, and regulatory oversight. Because we tackle a wide range of issues, Wordsmiths are highly adaptive and quickly overcome steep learning curves. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all have a passion for the written word, a drive for perfection, and a commitment to excellent execution. This position is available in Washington, DC. Wordsmiths are a central part of Business Development at Palantir. We collaborate with teams across the company to surface and capture new business opportunities. On any given day, we re writing a formal proposal to win a new contract, drafting market research to help inform procurement processes, or creating a presentation deck describing our impact with a customer.

Wordsmiths handle language the way our developers handle code, meaning we re the best at what we do and perform with agility under pressure. We work alongside our engineers to translate highly technical and complex concepts into clear, concise, and powerful written products. Time is usually of the essence, so we re always ready to craft documents and support projects on short notice.

We are prose experts, but our work extends beyond writing itself to researching potential USG customers and understanding how they think about their problems. We work across the federal, state, and local government in areas such as law enforcement, intelligence, health, cyber security, finance, and regulatory oversight. Because we tackle a wide range of issues, Wordsmiths are highly adaptive and quickly overcome steep learning curves.

Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all have a passion for the written word, a drive for perfection, and a commitment to excellent execution. This position is available in Washington, DC.
RESPONSIBILITIES
* Communicate the core concepts of our business strategy, mission, impact, and products to multiple audiences, including contracting officers, proposal evaluators, senior leadership, policy makers, and the public

* Write responses, solo or collaboratively, to contract competitions and requests-for-information from potential customers

* Write concept papers and marketing documents and create presentation decks to support customer outreach

* Identify new customers and opportunities in collaboration with the broader business development team

* Gain deep knowledge of our products and their applications to a variety of use cases

* Document new offerings and technologies

* Manage complex government proposals involving multiple teams across Palantir

REQUIREMENTS
* BA/BS (or MA/MS/JD/MBA/PhD)

* Exceptional writing and editing ability

* Ability to quickly learn technical concepts and thrive in a highly technical environment

* Superior attention to detail

* Sample (not comprehensive) backgrounds: law, government, technology, marketing, finance, data science

DESIRED
* Background in a technical field

* Experience with government contracting

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Palantir is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.