Information Technology

Principal Systems Engineer

Ready to shake things up? 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 strive to provide the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we're committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most significantly to each other's success.

Splunk's IT Operations team's exciting and meaningful mission: Build, scale and maintain Splunk’s Infrastructure for all Splunkers. While various Engineering groups focus on building our products, IT Ops serves as the backbone operational support for Splunkers across the globe.

We are actively seeking DevOps Engineers with a real passion for automation to help build scalable tools to run our distributed systems. You will be responsible for expanding and supporting the infrastructure platform services we provide to Splunk, as well as engaging with other teams to help improve efficiency and optimize our infrastructure. You're also an individual who’s motivated by technology and enjoys automation and problem solving. We work hard, we like to challenge the status quo, and we enjoy having fun!

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

  • Support and maintain IT Public/Private Cloud Infrastructure, including our virtualization and container platforms
  • Be a part of the On-Call for production issues during shift or as required.
  • Take on performance and stability issues using a wide variety of tools, including Splunk
  • Ensure that day-to-day operational requirements and SLAs are met
  • Work with key business partners to understand their requirements and recommend potential solutions, and secure resources to deliver
  • Maintain critical services and provide visibility to internal teams
  • Seek opportunities to improve or optimize processes through automation

Requirements: I have already done that or have that!

  • 5 or more years of experience in a DevOps focused environment
  • Proficiency in at least 2 major scripting languages (shell, python)
  • Experience managing AWS or other Public Cloud platforms
  • Experience working on Operating Systems, including Linux and Windows
  • Experience using Configuration Management tools like Ansible or Puppet
  • Deep understanding of networking concepts and Internet protocols
  • Ability to provide reliable technical support and mentorship on complex issues in a high velocity, dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to customers and upper management

Education: Got it!

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

 Splunk has been named one of San Francisco Bay Area’s “Best Places to Work” by the San Francisco Business Times, ten years in a row. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and a plethora of benefits.

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