Make the world a safer place

Join Primer and help deliver trusted decision-ready AI for the world’s most critical organizations.

Our mission

Primer exists to make the world a safer place. We provide trusted decision-ready AI to the world's most critical organizations. Our software enables leaders, researchers, operators and analysts to better understand the changing world around us in real time and make informed decisions when the stakes are high.

Our team

Diverse backgrounds converge in our team, driven by a singular purpose: making the world a safer place. With deep expertise in NLP, enterprise software, and decades of front-line experience in national security, we equip our customers with trusted AI tools for timely, informed decisions—ensuring safety for all. Primer has a hybrid working environment, with offices in Arlington and San Francisco.

Our culture

Join Primer to make a meaningful impact alongside mission-driven professionals, where personal growth is a constant. Be at the forefront of advancing trusted AI, building and deploying practical solutions in high-stakes environments with guidance from seasoned advisors and leading data scientists.

Through virtual and in-person events, weekly win celebrations, and interest groups—such as Primer Veterans, Women of Primer and Pets of Primer—our culture cultivates camaraderie and tangible impact, making every day fulfilling and rewarding.

  • Mission first

    We put the mission first and partner deeply with our customers to achieve meaningful impact.

  • Take ownership

    At Primer, we move fast and you have autonomy to get things done and make a difference.

  • Always human

    We support humans first and foremost. We show up for each other and embrace the diversity of our experiences, ideas, and ways of working.

  • Constantly curious

    Innovation requires risk taking, and we create space for life-long learning, exploration and experimentation.

Benefits tailored to you

Do your best work with our comprehensive support. We prioritize your holistic well-being—physically, emotionally and financially—adapting to your life journey, whether it’s starting a family or caring for aging parents. Join us and experience a workplace that genuinely values you.

  • Health and wellness

    Our comprehensive benefits prioritize the well-being of you and your family, offering premium medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Additionally, our wellness initiatives encompass mental health support and fitness incentives.

  • Programs for parents

    Birthing parents receive up to 18 weeks of fully paid leave, while non-birthing parents enjoy 8 weeks. We also provide coverage for in vitro fertilization and egg freezing.

  • Home-office stipend

    All new hires are offered stipends for home office setup and mobile phone and home internet expenses.

  • Flexible time off

    We value rest and rejuvenation outside of work and offer generous and flexible time off in addition to 12 paid holidays.

  • Retirement / 401K

    Start now to save for your future. We offer financial benefits and services to give you financial peace of mind.

  • Competitive compensation

    Primer offers competitive salaries, equity, and robust benefits.

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