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Principal Engineer (SAM Team)

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Join us as we pursue our vision to make the world a place where data provides clarity, elevates discussion, and accelerates progress for 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.


Applications are the lifeblood of organizations. They support the processes that engage customers, partners and employees. Effective application management isn’t just a “nice to have” — it’s critical to the success of your organization.

Our goal in the Splunk Application Management team is to remove the barriers between data and action, and provide people with the access to informative, predictive, relevant, and actionable data via the Splunk platform. This team focuses on applications management , which is integral in the adoption and successful use of Splunk’s platform.

We are looking for an extraordinary Principal Software Engineer to drive the technical direction and implementation of the Splunk Cloud application management experiences. You thrive in a dynamic environment and have a proven record of software delivery. This role requires cross-team collaboration with our product management, user experience, and documentation teams, as well as technical leaders from other engineering teams.


  • Work across teams and lead the architecture, design, implementation and delivery of long-term impact software in accordance with given requirements and existing system architecture
  • Work closely with product management and architects and the team to build exciting features, reusable components and products.
  • Analyze and optimize organizational processes, back-end code, and pursue simplicity, efficiency, reliability, security and performance.
  • Use independent judgment to take existing code, understand its function and change/improve as needed.
  • Maintain existing technology stack and debug and fix issues
  • Understand the challenges and trade-offs to be made when building and deploying new systems to production.
  • Lead code reviews of the product, and use your knowledge of customers’ experiences to dedicatedly prevent future problems.
  • Follow SDLC process in Agile methodology.
  • Be a mentor for the junior members of the team and provide technical oversight and guidance for them to grow


  • BS EE or CS degree, 10+ years in the industry (or Masters and 8+ years of experience / PHD and 5+ years of experience).
  • Coding proficiency in one of Python, Go, C++ or another modern programming language.
  • Expertize  with AWS/ GCP/ Azure and Kubernetes deployments.
  • Leading cross-teams projects’ implementation.
  • Experience developing, debugging, and performance tuning highly concurrent distributed systems.
  • Expertise working with thoughtfully designed Restful APIs and influencing API design choices.
  • Mastery of test driven development, developing different levels of automated tests, such as unit test, functional test, and integration test.
  • Excellent problem solving, collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written.

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 exceptionally talented and dedicated peers, from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.
  • 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.
  • An opportunity to see the positive impact of your work on real customers.

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.

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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