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Principal Software Engineer in Test

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Join us as we pursue our innovative 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, our 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!
Are you passionate about working on critical systems to create tangible customer impact? Would you like the opportunity to work at a growing company that is changing the way that information is used to support business decisions? If this resonates with you, we would love to speak with you.
Our team is a dynamic technology group with a mission to make data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. If you possess a passion for outstanding technology leadership and embrace the challenge of working on highly scalable systems that handle large volumes of data, this position is for you. We are building innovative capabilities, data processing, and search systems, support tools, security frameworks, and automation instrumentation that will greatly impact how our customers successfully use data to improve their business performance, scalability, profitability, and market strategies.


  • Operate as the technical lead of a team or a significant functional area, guiding the technical roadmap and vision for a period spanning 6+ months.
  • Be primarily active at a technical level, regularly participating in code reviews and actively making code-level changes on systems under your technical purview.
  • Provide mentorship for other developers to help them improve their technical capabilities and assist in developing the soft skills required to articulate and advocate for a technical roadmap.
  • Lead design discussions for systems under your technical purview, ensuring that non-functional requirements (scale, security, operability, usability, etc.) are thoroughly considered and appropriately documented during the system's implementation.
  • Serve as an effective communicator who advocates as a technical expert in broader architecture and technology discussions.
  • Take the lead on complex initiatives/projects from their inception to completion. This includes working closely with project managers on project definition, prioritization, and overall project execution, and challenging project managers when necessary to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Possess a deep understanding of use cases and customer needs, and convert that understanding into meaningful system simplifications and optimizations. These optimizations should accelerate development time and enhance the overall customer value proposition.


  • 8 - 12 years of experience in software development engineering in test.
  • Strong fundamentals in software engineering: data structures and algorithms
  • Coding proficiency in one or more of the following languages with the ability to quickly learn new languages: Python, Java, Go, Python, C++
  • Experience in working on distributed systems like databases, distributed file systems, distributed concurrency control
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills including the use of associated tools
  • Experience with developing CI/CD systems with Gitlab, test automation frameworks,
  • Ability to document your work for the benefit of the team
  • Knowledge of REST, grpc or similar communication paradigms
  • Knowledge of public cloud services such as AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Operational excellence: You think beyond feature delivery into how your code is serving customers in production
  • Familiarity with Kafka and data streams for data processing and testing purposes.
  • Expertise in software quality engineering principles and practices, including test planning, test case design, and quality assurance methodologies.
  • Proven ability to diagnose escalations and production issues and work on effective solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify and address test gaps and improve test coverage.
  • 8 - 12 years of experience with Bachelor degree; or equivalent experience

What we offer

A team of incredibly capable and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering to product management and customer support.
A stable, collaborative, and supportive work environment. We work in an open environment, work together to get things done, and adapt to the changing needs of the team. We keep it real by being open and honest.
Balance. We want you to be successful outside of work too. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and commitment, and believe that balance helps cultivate a positive environment.
Fun. We are committed to having every employee want to give it their all, be respectful and a part of the family, and have a smile on their face while doing it.
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 other locations where required, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records


Base Pay Range


Base Pay: INR 4,800,000.00 - 6,600,000.00 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 comprehensive, competitive benefits package which may include healthcare and retirement plans, paid time off, wellbeing expense reimbursement, and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at

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.

Splunk also has policies in place to protect the personal information candidates disclose to us as part of the application process. Please click here to review Splunk’s Career Site Privacy Policy.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Splunk is committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers. We comply with local, state/territory, and federal regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the countries in which we operate. Splunk provides reasonable medical, religious, or other legally required accommodations for eligible employees.

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