Director, Engineering - Cloud Security

Engineering Leader - Platform Security Services

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Are you passionate about building cloud native services? We are! Join us in Splunk Platform where we build and operate tier 1 services enabling customers and developers to collect, visualize, and discover value from their data.

Splunk Platform is looking for a seasoned engineering leader to help develop and grow our Platform Security Services organization. These services must provide a robust set of security capabilities that are foundational to the Splunk cloud platform, and can be leveraged across all new/existing Splunk products and services. This is a highly visible role within Splunk, and will have a roadmap to unlock Splunk’s success in the cloud.

You are someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and has a successful record of technical expertise and management responsibility. You will be responsible for driving your team to work closely across multiple engineering areas and locations. As we drive forward for the success of our customers you will hold the team accountable to achieve goals of engineering excellence and product value.

You will partner closely with your peers across all engineering areas as well as product management, program management, SRE, SDET, and UX. We want you to enable every team member to do the best work of their lives.

This is a high demand and this role requires a strong leader who brings a ton of empathy while holding the line of high quality and frequent product releases. You will provide enough structure to bring about prioritization of work that has the biggest impact for Splunk’s customers, while allowing flexibility and empowerment of teams to deliver beyond our customers’ expectations.


  • Experience leading organizations in delivering cloud systems at scale via the DevSecOps model.
  • A proven track record of setting strategic direction of large-scale organizations to achieve security, data protection, auditing, data governance and security administration for customers.
  • Experience hiring and developing of engineers who recognize that operations is part of your job responsibility and ensure delivery of quality services which reduce incidents and focus on the success of our customers
  • Developing team identity (vision, mission, charter), empowering direct reports and building career growth options for your team
  • Develop partnerships with internal security organizations, external open source communities and vendors as appropriate to enable a secure platform for customers.
  • Experience managing customer escalations and training engineers how to work with customers
  • BS CS/EE or equivalent with 15+ years of industry experience, of which 5+ years is in Engineering Management

Roles and Responsibilities

  • You will diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent your team from delivering high-quality software.
  • You will inculcate a security-first development culture
  • You will champion an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.
  • You will meet 1-1 with team members on a regular basis.
  • You will plan and support career development.
  • You will recruit and retain top talent.

What We Offer You

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
  • A set of talented and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer success.
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • We don't expect people to work 12-hour days. We want you to have a successful time outside of work too. Want to work from home sometimes? No problem. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and dedication and believe that balance helps cultivate an exceptional environment.

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Splunk turns machine data into answers. Organizations use market-leading Splunk solutions with machine learning to solve their toughest IT, Internet of Things and security challenges.

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For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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