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Performance Engineer Intern (Summer 2021)

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!

Role:

Splunk is looking for highly motivated college students to join our team. As an intern, you will work on a real project (or a few) and have an opportunity to enjoy our dynamic, startup-like environment.

You will experience Splunking and what defines our culture while honing the skills which separate our development teams from others. Working to support internal and external customer needs, you will collaborate with multi-functional teams, receive mentorship, and gain insight into our values-driven process. Our goal is both to support your growth and development while empowering you for a successful start to your career.

Responsibilities:

As a Performance Engineer Intern you will be responsible for …

Collaborating with peers, field teams, customers to understand and encapsulate the use cases into industry standard benchmarks. You will work with product management and interface directly with our customers to get direct exposure to the usage patterns we strive to satisfy. You will also drive projects to integrate benchmarking into our continuous integration and test automation frameworks. At Splunk, each and every release of our software is highly scrutinized to meet the demands of our customers. As a Performance Engineer Intern, you'll have a key role in our products' success.

  • Define, code and perform performance/scalability benchmarks on Splunk Enterprise and Cloud products
  • Efficiently working with various profiling tools to identify performance and concurrency bottleneck, propose and implement optimizations to improve the splunk product
  • Coding and improve sizing and capacity calculators for key splunk application on the cloud

Requirements:

Possess knowledge of software engineering processes, agile framework, tools (e.g.: programming proficiency in a language, preferably Go, C++, Java, Python, etc), methods, test development, algorithms and data structure.

  • Interest and experience in Performance Engineering and Benchmarking
  • Skilled in both the art and science of benchmark creation and measurement and modeling of system behavior under load
  • Ability to find root cause of performance bottlenecks with profiling tools, pstack, qmlprofiler
  •   Passionate to optimize the performance bottlenecks and improve the product
  • Experience in tackling problems of load, scale, and optimizations of complex large-scale deployments
  • Expert in scripting languages (Python) and compiled languages (C/C++)
  • Expert in distributed computing system and stack
  • Comfortable with Linux, Docker, AWS, GIT, Artifactory in terms of both tools and systems 
  • You enjoy working well with others in a fast-paced environment
  • You enjoy working within an agile environment
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • You bring enthusiasm for solving interesting problems

Education:

Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related technical field, and a strong record of academic achievement. 

What We Offer You: 

  • The opportunity to work with a set of extraordinarily talented and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support. Splunk flourishes with disruption and diversity.
  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn and an opportunity for growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.
  • A stable, collaborative and supportive work 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.

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards 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 (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

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Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. 
 
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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