Glen Takahashi

GLEN TAKAHASHI

Forward deployed engineer at Palantir in NYC with an emphasis on engineering and product management.

GLEN TAKAHASHI

Forward Deployed Engineer

Palantir Technologies

Updated 15 Sept 2018

Employment

  • Oct 2014 - Aug 2018
    Forward Deployed Engineer
    New York, NY
    • Managed six engineers through their time at Palantir, helping them to navigate the organization, understand the business and its priorities, and to build a growth path to advance their skills
    • Tech lead of three deployments, one of which is the largest government deployment where I lead a team of 12 engineers to build an application designed around displaying large amounts of complex data in an intuitive but comprehensive UI
    • Built a new cross BD-PD team of three engineers to develop new technologies in the field including a tool for identifying bottlenecks in enterprise pipeline environments and a system for integrating data provenance of internal and external systems
    • Worked as lead technical counterpart in multiple successful customer outreach engagements in the US and EU
    • Contributed to development of plugin APIs for the top down analysis and object explorer tools. Built the initial suite of plugins for each of these applications
    • Created a new set of Spark tutorials and working guides to reduce misconceptions and improve performance for both internal engineers building on top of Spark and external customers using our pipeline tools
  • Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
    Forward Deployed Engineer Intern
    New York, NY
    • Built an integrated web app for writing and editing 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
  • Jun 2013 - Sept 2013
    Software Engineering Intern
    Palo Alto, CA
    • Researched and benchmarked new distributed computing systems Spark and Hadoop to integrate into a new analytical tool for the 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 in different environments

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