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Principal Software Engineer - Backend

Are you passionate about working on products that make a difference for your customers? Do you enjoy building large scale applications that are powered by huge data sets? Do you value working in an environment where you're empowered to make key technical decisions across a full stack of technologies? If so, a role on the Splunk Security Analytics team would be a great fit for you.

Splunk Enterprise Security is a sophisticated SIEM built atop Splunk’s data platform with lots of moving parts. We help thousands of clients as they identify and protect their assets from cyber threats, all over the world. On any given day, our software needs to handle thousands of users, petabytes of data, and unique usage patterns across different deployment topologies.

Splunk ES is at the forefront of data processing. As we take the product to address the next anvil of data challenges that include real-time streaming data processing, integration of disparate and distributed data sources, we need strong engineers to help lead us from the front. That’s where you come in.

We are a passionate team who care deeply about our customers and our teammates. In this role, you will work directly with Product Management, our Design and other engineering teams to help derive the best experience for the customer. We have a lean process that focuses on empowering and serving our engineers as opposed to just directing them.

If staying technically challenged and learning from others is meaningful to you, you'll love our internal technical seminars and company-wide hackathons.

Responsibilities:

  • Achieve a deep knowledge of our product architecture, usage patterns, and real world use-cases in order to better understand what solutions will bring value to our customers.
  • Take the scale and performance of the product using Splunk platform innovations, open-source, and cloud tools and technologies.
  • Take lead on projects with little to no additional direction from engineering/product leadership, drive and help track them to completion.
  • Partner with leaders from architecture, engineering management, and product management on project requirements, designs, and development plans.
  • Help identify and develop ways to improve our team's productivity and efficiency by expanding on our existing tools and processes.
  • Collaborate with members of our team on the design and implementation of frameworks and backend components.
  • Keep product quality top of mind by creating automated tests for the software that you help create.
  • Become well versed in core Splunk technologies as they apply to application development.
  • Mentor junior engineers and interns as they develop their application development skills.

Requirements:

  • 12+ years of Software Engineering experience focused on application development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or another quantitative field of study. Other education and/or experience will be considered.
  • Proficiency with Python, Perl, Ruby, Java or a similar language.
  • Familiar with backend application development frameworks such as Django or CherryPy.
  • Familiarity with orchestration and cloud stack and technologies like Kubernetes (k8s), kinesis, Kafka.
  • Solid understanding of relational databases (Postgres).
  • Proponent of test-driven development (TDD).
  • Experience with an agile software development model.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience working on high performance, high volume analytics software.
  • Comfortable developing software on Linux, Unix, and Windows systems.
  • Familiarity with information security is a big plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Deep understanding of scalable distributed web applications using open source or proprietary technologies.
  • Experience collaborating with design, engineering and DevOps teams.
  • Experience with an agile software development model.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience working on high performance, high volume analytics software.
  • Comfortable developing software on Linux, Unix, and Windows systems.
  • Familiarity with information security is a big plus.

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, all the way from engineering 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.
  • Fun. It is one of our core tenets.
  • Work life balance, with efficient work from home environments today and modern offices standing by for future times.

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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