Senior Data Engineer

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The Data Science and Analytics team at Splunk focuses on delivering impactful data and machine learning-driven insights to both external and internal customers. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining high-value cloud data pipelines, APIs, and applications.

Our data analytics platform was crafted to satisfy the data quality requirements of our high-value and high-complexity data, while also providing fast query performance, ease of maintenance, automatic self-healing, immutable data, and fully automated CI/CD code deployment. Our technology stack includes Python, Scala, Kinesis, S3, Lambda, Athena (Presto), MySQL, and Postgres. This platform supports in-app analytical reports, machine-learning features, and reporting for our internal partners.

Our team is composed of a group of driven, creative individuals who love data. We work closely together to solve the sophisticated challenges involved in data analytics in the cloud. And we have a lot of fun doing it!


  • Become an expert on Splunk data and its various use-cases
  • Develop and operate accurate, secure, stable data pipelines using modern cloud technologies
  • Build and operate cloud infrastructure like using tools like Terraform
  • Build and maintain data APIs and applications that provide data and insights to customers
  • Collaborate with data scientists to support the implementation of machine learning systems in production
  • Support internal data analytics needs by publishing data to data analytics tools for internal use


  • Experience with developing data pipelines using modern tools (e.g. S3, Lambda, Kinesis, Postgres, Kubernetes, Flink, etc.) 
  • Experience coding with Python (required), SQL (required), Scala (preferred)
  • Experience developing data APIs and applications using cloud tools (required)
  • Experience with DevOps tooling like Terraform and Puppet (preferred)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to discuss the product with PMs and business owners (required)
  • Ability and willingness to work with a team in an Agile development environment (required)
  • B.S. degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics or a similar quantitative field
  • 8+ years of work experience in a relevant field (Data Engineer, DW Engineer, Software Engineer, etc.)

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.

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