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Role:

Are you passionate about learning new technologies and understanding how they work? Are you interested in an opportunity to work with an upbeat team to help drive its products to a new level? We are looking for a seasoned, creative Performance Engineer to help us focus on the scalability and performance of our products and build meaningful benchmarks that address customer experience.

At Splunk, each release of our software is highly scrutinized to meet the demands of our customers. As a Sr. Performance Engineer, you’ll have a direct impact on our products’ success. You will collaborate with peers, field teams, and customers to understand and encapsulate the user scenarios 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Define, design and implement 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 products
  • Implement and improve sizing and capacity calculators for premium Splunk applications on the cloud
  • Demonstrated ability 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: flamegraphs, pprof, pstack, qmlprofiler, perf
  • Passionate about finding software performance bottlenecks and optimize product code
  • Experience in solving problems of load, scale, and optimizations of sophisticated 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 administration

Requirements:

  • Experience with enterprise software capacity planning a huge plus
  • Experience in SaaS, Microservice, Cloud Native software companies and projects a huge plus
  • Experience with data science and ML a plus
  • Experience with GPU a plus
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • 8 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree; or 6 years and a Masters degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience

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.

Note: 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.  The base pay for this position is dependent on work location as set out below, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for bonus and benefits, and may be eligible for equity.  

Base Pay Range 

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

Base Pay Range:  $156,000 - 214,500  per year

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

Base Pay Range:  $146,400 - 201,300  per year

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

Base Pay Range:  $132,800 - 182,600  per year



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We value diversity, equity, and inclusion at Splunk and are an equal employment opportunity employer. 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. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. If you need assistance or an accommodation to apply or during the hiring process, please let us know by completing our Accommodation Request form.

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