Engineering

Principal Software Engineer - Front End (Observability)

Location: Seattle, Boulder, San Jose, San Francisco, or Remote USA (PST Work Hours)

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!

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Splunk APM, originated from a combination of the SignalFx and Omnition acquisitions in 2019, is a new generation of application performance management solutions for microservices and distributed applications. As applications and systems become more sophisticated and user experience is at high stake, observability - the ability to monitor and understand the systems and how they impact users, becomes one of the biggest challenges for engineering teams. We are building world-class tools to help engineers deliver better, faster, and more reliable applications.

Splunk Real User Monitoring extends Splunk’s monitoring capabilities helping organizations understand and optimize the digital experiences and user journeys of their end customers. Splunk Real User Monitoring leverages the same capabilities of Splunk APM with OpenTelemetry-based data collection, NoSample™ full-fidelity data ingestion, real-time streaming architecture, and AI-driven analytics for directed troubleshooting.

Role

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our Splunk RUM team. As a frontend software engineer, you will closely collaborate with UI/UX designers, Frontend Architects, and Product Managers to design and implement modern, delightful, and intuitive features that power Splunk APM and RUM products. You will interact with early-access design partners and other customers to understand their needs and problems. We are obsessed with solving customers’ problems. We move fast and iterate quickly. We have ambitious goals to build best-of-its-kind products. You will help us win in a fast-growing market.

Responsibilities

  • You will work with UI/UX designers, Product Managers, and customers to explore and brainstorm new RUM product features.
  • You will design new features and drive their requirements and implementation in Splunk RUM’s frontend TypeScript/React.js codebase.
  • You will participate in the design, implementation, maintenance, and evolution of web applications, web services, and APIs.
  • You will help improve engineering quality and operation excellence for the whole frontend systems.

Requirements

  • Several years of experience building delightful web applications and scalable front-end web applications
  • Passionate about building elegant and powerful user interfaces to solve customer problems.
  • Experience driving technical designs for frontend systems.
  • The ability to adapt quickly and work through ambiguity.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills and the ability to work with engineers and non-engineers of various skill levels.
  • Extensive knowledge of web standards and modern browsers, responsive design, and of the full web technology stack
  • Prior experience and proficiency with React.js
  • Proficiency in TypeScript, and GraphQL or the ability to learn it quickly
  • Knowledge or experience with RUM, APM, Observability systems is a plus

Qualification

  • Requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a technical Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent practical experience; or 6 years and a technical Master’s degree; or a Ph.D. with 5 years experience; or equivalent practical experience

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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