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Principal Engineer

  • - Hybrid Remote

Company Description


Join us as we pursue our innovative 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, our customers, having fun and most meaningfully, to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


Job Description


As an Principal Engineer on Developer Experience Team, you will be at the heart of Splunk’s

engineering process building software that empowers engineering teams to develop and

deliver high quality products quickly. We are focused on solving the hardest, most

interesting challenges of developing and testing software at scale without sacrificing

stability, quality, velocity or code health.

We ensure Splunk’s success by partnering with engineering teams and developing

scalable tools and providing scalable infrastructure that help engineers develop, test,

debug and release software quickly. We impact Splunk Engineers and our customers by

increasing the pace of product development and ensuring our products are shipped with quality.

We are looking for candidates who share a passion for building scalable and robust

Frameworks and services for our CI/CD pipeline which enable and help

developers deliver quality software to customers quickly. 


As a Principal Software Engineer on the Developer Experience Team you will-

  • Drive the technical vision and strategy to help improve Developer Productivity across the Platform team.
  • Design scalable platforms that enable developers to improve the edit/build/test flow .
  • Drive adoption of best practices in code health, development productivity, and maintainability.
  • Collaborate effectively with other engineers to solve the most complex technical problems. This involves mentoring, peer reviews, participating in technical design reviews, and complex issue troubleshooting.


  • Strong fundamentals in software engineering: data structures and algorithms
  • 5+ years experience working with CI/CD tools and pipelines (Gitlab, Github Actions)
  • 10+ years of coding proficiency in one or more of the following languages with the ability to quickly learn new languages: Go, Python.
  • Knowledge of typescript/javascript is a plus.
  • Experience/Familiarity with test automation frameworks, code coverage, SAST tools. 
  • Kubernetes/Docker experience.
  • Observability/Opentelemetry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of any one of the public cloud services like AWS, GCP, Azure 
  • 3+ years of experience developing, implementing, rolling out and evolving an Internal De Experience/Productivity platform.
  • Experience setting technical direction and planning, and successfully executing on large projects spanning multiple teams
  • Ability to lead discussions about complex solution design tradeoffs, as well as the capacity to drive conflict resolution

What we offer

  • A team of incredibly capable and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering to product management and customer support.
  • A stable, collaborative, and supportive work environment. We work in an open environment, work together to get things done, and adapt to the changing needs for the team. We keep it real by being open and honest. 
  • Balance. We want you to be successful outside of work too. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and commitment, and believe that balance helps cultivate a positive environment.
  • Fun. We are committed to having every employee want to give it their all, be respectful and a part of the family, and have a smile on their face while doing it.

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.

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.

Splunk also has policies in place to protect the personal information candidates disclose to us as part of the application process. Please click here to review Splunk’s Career Site Privacy Policy.

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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Splunk doesn't accept unsolicited agency resumes and won't pay fees to any third-party agency or firm that doesn't have a signed agreement with Splunk.


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