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Principal Software Engineer in Test

  • - Hybrid Remote
Join us as we pursue our 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 meaningfully to each other’s success.  

Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!  


Design and develop complex systems, APIs and tools which enable Splunk developers  

to efficiently and effectively test their own code. Collaborate with hundreds of  

developers using your systems to incorporate their feedback and make testing Splunk  

easy and available to every engineer. Be part of a team that is relentlessly focused on  

the development of automation infrastructure and tools to improve product quality!  


● Ability to work with and proficiency in multiple programming languages, we  

primarily use Python but enable solutions across our entire ecosystem.  

● Passion for and experience enabling well crafted code at scale through  

platforms, tooling, and great DevEx  

● Experience building Test frameworks and infrastructure used by 100’s of  


● A solid grasp of data structures, algorithms, and RESTful APIs.  

● BS/MS degree in EE or CS or a related technical field or 10+ years of  

progressive experience as a SDET, SDE, DevOps or SRE  

● Practical experience with cloud native testing strategies such as experimentation  

in production environments  

● Hands on experience with AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Azure  

● Solid knowledge of CI/CD technologies  


● Lead efforts to enable testing of the Splunk platform by every Splunk SDE by  

designing and developing dedicated testing tools.  

Leverage your technical skills and experience by coaching teams on testable  

design and adding safety to mature code bases  

Develop tools and services that deliver great developer experience for engineers,  

enable teams to increase their autonomy and reduce cognitive load  

Improve existing test infrastructure or create new tools to increase efficiency,  

productivity, and scaling for test development, scheduling, or deployment.  

Be a thought leader across the organization by anticipating and identifying the  

next opportunity to increase the safety and reliability across Splunk’s portfolio  

Share your knowledge through pairing, mentoring, documentation, and  

collaborating across your team and Splunk’s developer community  

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.

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