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Security and Risk Management

Principal Cybersecurity Threat Response Analyst (US Remote Available)

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 the 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.

Role Summary

The Splunk Principal Threat Response Analyst is a lead analyst and organization thought leader that works with the Director of Threat Response and supports operations for our Security Operations Center. This role is based in the United States and supports a hybrid remote/office schedule. You will be responsible for the 24x7 monitoring, operations, and response to cyber security threats. You must have an extensive knowledge and understanding of Information Security principles and cloud computing, coupled with excellent communications skills and a continuous desire to learn and grow.

What you'll get to do

  • Act as a key escalation point for junior analysts during the investigation of security events
  • Make key decisions in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for resolution of security investigations
  • Improve content used to detect anomalous behavior within our environment
  • Perform monitoring, research, assessment and analysis on all notable security events from a variety of technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cloud services, endpoint security and operating system events.
  • Respond to and address the highest priority events within the SOC
  • Author and help define procedures to consistently follow when investigating security events
  • Provide recommendations and requirements for new technologies.
  • Make key contacts and network/partner with senior internal and external personnel areas of Security and areas of outside expertise
  • Determine the best methods/practices for routine compliance and control monitoring, and assist in the creation and modification of monitoring capabilities as controls evolve
  • Handle daily tasks, ad-hoc assignments, and lead small projects as needed
  • Participate as a member of the incident response team during major incidents and lend contributions to post-Incident review and continuous improvement
  • Lead and participate in complex threat hunting endeavors
  • Mentor and advise junior analysts as needed to facilitate growth

Must-have Qualifications

  • Minimum 8-10 years of related experience in data security administration.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.
  • You have demonstrated ability as a Cyber Security Operations Center Analyst or equivalent knowledge
  • You have expert level knowledge of security-related technologies including cloud service providers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and endpoint security tools
  • You also are proficient in the areas of TCP/IP protocols, network analysis, and the OSI framework
  • You have a very solid understanding of Incident Response framework, root cause analysis
  • Extensive knowledge around designing efficient Splunk searches and know what to do to make our Splunk searches more efficient and accurate
  • Experience prioritizing log data during high profile security incidents
  • You have written new signatures for common security tools from the ground-up and know how to deploy them
  • You have solid understanding of endpoint and server systems administration
  • You have the ability to multitask, prioritize and take-charge
  • Proven mentorship and leadership skills
  • You have the willingness and desire to think outside of the box for creative solutions to problems with the moxie to follow-through.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to see things through the customer’s eyes
  • Solid attention to detail
  • An understanding of Cyber attack techniques, tactics, and objectives
  • Knowledge of how malware functions, common methods for persistence, and signs of infection
  • Must be a US Citizen

Nice-to-have Qualifications

We’ve taken special care to separate the must-have qualifications from the nice-to-haves. “Nice-to-have” means just that: Nice. To. Have. So, don’t worry if you can’t check off every box. We’re not hiring a list of bullet points–we’re interested in the whole you.

  • Python or similar scripting skills preferred
  • Security clearance or ability to hold one preferred
  • Knowledge of ITIL, ITSM, and MITRE frameworks" and "Advanced knowledge of Splunk products and SPL

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.


Base Pay Range

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

Base Pay Range: $171,200.00 - 235,400.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range: $156,000.00 - 214,500.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range: $143,200.00 - 196,900.00 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

Splunk's Hiring Practices
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.

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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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.

Splunk is committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers. We comply with local, state/territory, and federal regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the countries in which we operate. Splunk provides reasonable medical, religious, or other legally required accommodations for eligible employees.

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