Glen Takahashi

GLEN TAKAHASHI

Forward deployed engineer at Palantir in NYC with a broad background ranging from dev lead, product management, and business outreach.

GLEN TAKAHASHI

Forward Deployed Engineer

Palantir Technologies

Updated March 5 2018

Employment

  • Oct 2014 - Present
    Forward Deployed Engineer
    New York, NY
    • Tech lead/oversight of multiple commercial and government deployments, in charge of product dev and customer growth
    • Ran cross BD-PD initiatives to improve feedback loops and increase FDE contributions to core product
    • Worked on customer outreach in the US, Europe, and Latin America at the executive level to grow our client base
    • Built out new APIs for multiple products to enable FDEs in the field to more easily build on top of the platform
    • Worked in R&D to prototype new intuitive interfaces for spreadsheet-like workflows on Spark
  • Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
    Forward Deployed Engineer Intern
    New York, NY
    • Wrote a tool for managing and visualizing data pipelines
    • Created a web app for writing richly linked reports using a structured review process
  • Jan 2012 - Nov 2014
    System Administrator & Developer
    Los Angeles, CA
    • Created a website using asynchronous search to provide users with articles compiled from multiple databases
    • Managed servers, projects, and teams to improve stability and productivity
  • Jun 2013 - Sept 2013
    Software Engineering Intern
    Palo Alto, CA
    • Investigated different MapReduce-esque technologies to improve performance over large datasets on machines
    • Began integrating said technologies into a new data processing platform
  • June 2012 - Sept 2012
    Software Engineering Intern
    San Jose, CA
    • Designed and programmed an internal tool with wxPython to facilitate compiling and building Adobe Acrobat
    • Prototyped a new website in Django/HTML5 to demonstrate some unreleased features and their integration with websites in the cloud

Education

Programming Languages

  • Java

  • Typescript

  • CSS/Sass

  • Python

Platforms

  • React

  • Redux

  • Dropwizard

Technologies

  • Spark

  • YARN/Hadoop

  • Linux

  • Cassandra

  • PostgreSQL

  • Elasticsearch

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Macbook Pro 15 in.

editor

vim

shell

zsh

multiplexer

tmux

configs
browser

chrome

passwords

1Password

finances

YNAB 4

Personal

podcasts

Freakonomics, Planet Money, 99% Invisible, NPR, Motley Fool Answers

books

The Design of Everyday Things, Thinking Fast and Slow

periodicals

The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times