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Principal Software Engineer-Observability Data Platform (US Remote)

Splunk is here to build a safer and more resilient digital world. The world's leading enterprises use our unified security and observability platform to keep their digital systems secure and reliable. While customers love our technology, it's our people that make Splunk stand out as an amazing career destination and why we've won so many awards as a best place to work. If you become a Splunker, we want your whole, authentic self, what we call your "million data points". So bring your work experience, problem-solving skills and talent, of course, but also bring your joy, your passion and all the things that make you, you.
 
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.

About the Role

Splunk is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Principal Software Engineer to join our Observability Data Platform organization.
 
The Data Platform is a large-scale, highly performant, available and reliable system that processes billions of data points per minute. You will learn how our entire stack works, from data ingestion and storage to querying, working within a diverse, multi-functional team in a fast-paced environment to design & implement large-scale distributed systems, and advanced algorithms that power the Splunk products. The work you’ll do will directly have a positive impact on the experience of our customers. Our engineering teams are small and highly impactful. You will learn from the best, help us architect and build applications of the future.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, architect, design and develop features, understand customer requirements and meet business milestones to deliver customer facing features.
  • Build highly reliable, performant & scalable software to meet the needs of the largest customers.
  • Collaborate with product owners and designers to iterate on the design and implementation of our systems.
  • Work with PM to influence product feature direction including but not limited to prototyping innovative ideas.
  • Lead & contribute to technical design & proposals.
  • Ensure consistent code quality by coordinating activities of other engineers assigned to the same features or subsystems.
  • Mentor junior engineers throughout the development process.
  • Ensure operational readiness of the services and meet the commitments to our customers.
  • Participate in on-call rotations, post-incident reviews, and other operational duties as needed to ensure stable service delivery.
  • Help the team estimate software deliverables across multiple sprints.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent training or work experience.
  • 8+ years of professional experience building large-scale distributed systems.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written along with ability to work well within and across teams.
  • Experience in mentoring/leading junior engineers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years relevant work experience in data processing technologies such as Kafka or Flink.
  • Proficiency in Java 8+ and/or Go, familiar with the development environments.
  • Experience driving technical designs for complex backend systems.
  • Experience with DevOps practices and comfortability operating your own systems.
  • Proficiency in Kubernetes, RPC frameworks such as thrift, gRPC, cloud native development on AWS & GCP.
  • Experience with 1 or more relational databases & NoSQL databases.
 
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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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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