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Director, Defense Federal Government Affairs

Splunk is here to build a safer and more resilient digital world. The world's leading enterprises use our unified security and observability platform to keep their digital systems secure and reliable. While customers love our technology, it's our people that make Splunk stand out as an amazing career destination and why we've won so many awards as a best place to work. If you become a Splunker, we want your whole, authentic self, what we call your "million data points". So bring your work experience, problem-solving skills and talent, of course, but also bring your joy, your passion and all the things that make you, you.  
 
The Director, Defense Federal Government Affairs will play a meaningful role in supporting Splunk’s rapid growth by coordinating government affairs activities focused on the Department of Defense and related public policy issues. The position will report to Splunk’s Vice President, Worldwide Government Affairs.  
The successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; be both strategic and accountable for detailed follow-through; and be capable of working successfully in an entrepreneurial, highly collaborative, and fast-moving global organization. The successful candidate must possess the following: strong writing, speaking, and analytical skills; demonstrated understanding of enterprise software, data analytics, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and other relevant technology; organizational and project management skills; a high degree of accountability and professional motivation; and ease in developing relationships of trust and confidence both within and outside Splunk. The successful candidate lives the mantra, “work hard, have fun, make history.”  
 
Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!  
  • Coordinate federal government affairs activities, with a focus on the Department of Defense, working closely with the public sector sales organization, the marketing team, the legal team, and others.
  • Identify and help to develop opportunities for the field organization through appropriate strategic engagement with government organizations.
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate legislative and regulatory developments that are relevant to Splunk’s present and future lines of business.
  • Pursue opportunities for Splunk to provide thought leadership on big data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud, artificial intelligence, and other relevant issues.
  • Advocate for government policies that are consistent with Splunk’s values and corporate priorities.
Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!  
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in relevant government affairs roles and/or positions in the government.
  • Knowledge of policy issues related to enterprise software, big data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud, IT operations, artificial intelligence, government procurement, and other relevant issues.
  • Relationships with the U.S. Department of Defense and congressional committees that will help Splunk to engage with the federal government on a strategic level.
Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer: At Splunk, we believe creating a culture of belonging isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to ensure our employees are supported to bring their best, most authentic selves to work where they can thrive. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.  

 

Note: 

Base Pay Range 

SF Bay Area, Seattle Metro, and New York City Metro Area 

Base Pay Range: $193,600.00 - 266,200.00 per year 

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Washington (excludes Seattle Metro), Washington DC Metro, and Massachusetts 

Base Pay Range: $174,240.00 - 239,580.00 per year 

All other cities and states excluding California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City Metro Area and Washington DC Metro Area. 

Base Pay Range: $156,800.00 - 215,600.00 per year 

Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the base pay will vary based on factors such as work location as set out above, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for incentive compensation and may be eligible for equity or long-term cash awards. 

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at https://splunkbenefits.com



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