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Principal Software Engineer - Cloud Platform

Location: Morrisville, NC / Raleigh, NC

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new 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, 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!

Are you passionate about building software that makes a difference? Do you enjoy collaboration with a team of fun and smart creative people? Do you value an environment where you're empowered to make key technical decisions across a full stack of technologies? If so, a role on Splunk's Enterprise Security team might be a great fit for you.


As a Principal Software Engineer you'll be part of Splunk’s core cloud platform and responsible for designing and developing connectivity solutions to bridge cloud and on-prem worlds. Be part of a small closely knit team in Raleigh and have a large impact in shaping the team, technology and a culture of excellence. You will be immersed in both microservices and core platform as well as have exposure to the full portfolio of technology areas.

You are an expert in distributed computing, cloud native software architecture/development and efficient in-memory algorithms. Initiative, passion and commitment is your soft currency. You are excited to take on roles that provide new growth and learning opportunities. Finally, you enjoy working with highly collaborative teams and have fun doing your stuff!

What You’ll Do

  • Design and develop algorithms/code for Splunk Enterprise roadmap for Cloud in Golang.
  • Collaborate in a CI / CD development model for cloud native deployments.
  • Build high quality distributed design and code and maintain it in cloud.
  • Analyze and improve performance, scalability and reliability.
  • Brainstorm and influence technical decision making for features and architecture turns.
  • Have fun and achieve your career goals.


  • Expert level experience building cloud microservices and distributed systems.
  • Demonstrable foundation in data structures, algorithms and software design for cloud scale.
  • Experience with agile development models for cloud native architectures (Microservices, automated CICD, RESTful API’s SOA, etc) at cloud scale.
  • Prior development experience in networking protocol stacks (TCP/IP, HTTPx, DNS).
  • Familiarity and prior experience working with Kubernetes, dockers and AWS/GCP.

Highly preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with working on reverse proxy’s like NGINX, envoy etc
  • Familiarity and experience with OSS work like Istio, envoy, open telemetry etc


  • Requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a technical Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent practical experience; or 8 years and a technical Master’s degree; or a Ph.D. with 5 years experience; or equivalent practical experience

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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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