Information Security Engineer – Counter Abuse

Palantir Technologies

  • Full Time

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 Role

Our products support some of the most important and impactful work in the world, including defense, intelligence, and commercial applications. We are trusted by our customers to protect their information in the face of advanced persistent threats. The mission of the Counter-Abuse Technology (CAT) team is to make our software platforms more secure for customers by detecting and defeating fraud and abuse.

As an Information Security Engineer on CAT, you’re responsible for detecting, responding to, and defeating fraud and abuse on our hosted software platforms. You’ll own the tooling, telemetry, and processes to fight adversaries across the full account lifecycle, including account abuse or takeover primitives, billing and payment fraud, and unauthorized or illicit usage of our software (e.g. malware, spam, CSAM, unauthorized use cases, etc.)

The stakes are high, and you will be up against ever-evolving adversaries. The work is complex and dynamic, and you will have wide-reaching impact, strong autonomy, and the resources and empowerment to make our platforms safer for our customers.


Core Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement tactics, techniques, and procedures for identifying and responding to anomalous, malicious, or abusive behavior on our hosted software platforms.
  • Develop detection strategies against observability sources (e.g., logging, telemetry, third-party signals) to generate alerts of potential fraud or abuse that necessitate further investigation.
  • Perform investigations into surfaced alerts and take response actions. This requires close collaboration with many teams including Legal, Incident Response, Product Engineering, Law Enforcement, and Payment Processors.
  • Develop long term plans and strategy for continually evolving the effectiveness of CAT. Own and advocate for substantive changes in products, platforms, and infrastructure.
  • Develop and deploy new capabilities, services, and telemetry sources to improve detection and response effectiveness.
  • Continuously monitor, and rapidly respond to changes in adversarial behavior, patterns, tools, and methodologies.

    What We Value


  • 4+ years professional security experience, preferably in roles focused on investigations, fraud or abuse, data analysis, or engineering.
  • Experience and familiarity with abuse-fighting platforms (e.g. Arkose Labs).
  • Deep familiarity with containers and orchestration tooling (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and comfortable working closely with engineering teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem decomposition skills. You are data-driven, objective, and are skilled at using data to make decisions.
  • Curiosity and passion for risk identification and prevention. When something seems off, you want to investigate it and solve the root problem.
  • Experience with complex architectures and codebases (e.g. SOA or micro-services).
  • Experience and desire to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment, with high autonomy and empowerment.



  • Active US Security clearance or eligibility and willingness to obtain a US Security clearance.


    Life at Palantir
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