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Role Summary

This role is for a Principal Software Engineer on the Mission Control product team in Splunk Enterprise Security which is an analytics-driven SIEM that solves a wide range of security analytics and security operations use cases like incident triaging, incident investigations, incident response, etc. You will be part of a backend team that works on cloud and on-prem platforms. You will deliver these features to meet the ever-increasing scalability, performance, and security requirements. You will interact with Product Management and customers to shape the roadmap and build solutions that help customers supervise, detect, and protect against ever-growing cyber threats.
Working directly with customers is one of our core values! In this role, you'll be able to meet customers as they share their experiences, get a first-person view of the state-of-the-art Security Operations Centers, to define and craft new products that streamline analysts' investigations. We have a lean process that focuses on empowering our engineers. As the Software Engineer, you will be instrumental in delivering top-quality Splunk's security products. You will be responsible for the design, implementation, and quality of services you deliver. You will drive process improvement and collaborate effectively with fast paced cross-functional teams to solve problems and implement new solutions.

What you’ll get to do

  • Gain a deep understanding of our product architecture, usage patterns, and real-world deployment scenarios to develop solutions that will bring value to our customers.
  • Enhance the product, keeping scalability and performance considerations as a high priority
  • Help define, develop, and perform performance/scalability benchmarks
  • Lead and drive projects to completion
  • Partner with other leaders from architecture, engineering management, and product management on project requirements
  • Collaborate with members of our team to design and create durable solutions
  • Keep product quality top of mind with automated testing
  • Become well-versed in Splunk's core technologies as they apply to application development
  • Mentor junior engineers as they develop their application development skills

Must-have Qualifications

  • Minimum 12 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 8 years and a Master’s Degree.
  • Proficiency in Python/Go programming, RESTful web services
  • Being able to understand delivery models - CI/CD, Dockers, Containers, etc
  • Ability to find the root cause of performance bottlenecks with profiling tools, pstack, qmlprofiler
  • Passionate about optimizing the performance bottlenecks and improving the product
  • Experience in solving problems of load, scale, and optimizations of complex large-scale deployments
  • Good understanding of databases (relational or non-relational)
  • Working experience with design and engineering teams to plan, develop, and release software
  • Familiarity with backend application development frameworks such as Django
  • An understanding of test-driven development (TDD)
  • Experience with an agile software development model

Nice-to-have Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of web performance including utilizing tools like Jmeter, Webpage tests
  • Experience in an Agile DevOps engineering environment that effectively uses CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, GitLab, GitHub), including the setup and management of both GitLab and GitHub CI/CD processes.
  • Experience with SaaS product development (AWS/Azure/GCP).
  • Experience working on open-source or development-in-the-open projects.
  • Familiarity with security and networking concepts.

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.

 

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Base Pay Range

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

Base Pay Range: $203,200.00 - 279,400.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range: $182,880.00 - 251,460.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range: $162,560.00 - 223,520.00 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 https://splunkbenefits.com.



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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