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Senior Engineering Manager, Observability Platform

Are you passionate about working on critical systems to build 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? Join us as we pursue our innovative new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. At Splunk, we're a company filled with people passionate about our product and seeking to deliver the best experience for our customers. We’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and, most importantly, to each other’s success.
Understanding how infrastructure and systems impact user experience is essential as applications become distributed and more sophisticated. Splunk Observability Cloud is a new generation of SaaS-based metric and application performance management solutions built via microservices and distributed applications to help engineers deliver better, faster, and more reliable applications. We're looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to help lead a diverse team of engineers to build upon our application platform as we continue to innovate on application observability. We move fast and iterate quickly. We are passionate about solving customers’ problems. We have ambitious goals to build best-of-its-kind products. You will help the team win in a fast-growing market.
As a manager at Splunk, your primary role is to guide your team towards reaching its maximum potential through mentorship. You will bring a ton of empathy while holding the line of high quality and helping people grow. You will collaborate closely with your peers in multi-functional areas across engineering as well as product management, program management, UX, and documentation to enable your team deliver success to our customers. You will apply your background in application development to lead your team through projects to develop new and sophisticated application platform capabilities, and build frameworks to enable peer product teams to apply these to a variety of use-cases.


  • Develop psychological safety.
  • Foster an attitude of strong ownership and empower people to take initiative.
  • Build a culture of inclusion, transparency, continuous learning, growth, and sharing of technological insights.
  • Be responsible for team execution and delivery.
  • Plan and support career development.
  • Recruit and retain great talent.
  • Facilitate discussions and help your team make smart technical decisions that balance short-term and long-term goals.
  • Inspire the team by contextualizing the work in the greater business picture.
  • Educate and advocate for forward looking engineering practices within the platform ecosystem.
  • Share and solicit feedback early and often.


  • Demonstrated experience leading engineering teams focused on large-scale, distributed SaaS systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps practices and leading teams to build and operate their own services.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work across functions and across remote teams.
  • Passionate about good engineering practices, new technologies, and improving processes, and a consistent record of mentoring and growing team members.
  • Passionate about building elegant and powerful tools to solve customer problems.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • 10+ years of Software Engineering experience and recent 6+ years of experience managing engineering teams.
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 San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider the employment of qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



Base Pay Range

SF Bay Area, Seattle Metro, and New York City Metro Area

Base Pay Range: $203,200.00 - 279,400.00 per year

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Washington (excludes Seattle Metro), Washington DC Metro, and Massachusetts

Base Pay Range: $182,880.00 - 251,460.00 per year

All other cities and states excluding California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City Metro Area and Washington DC Metro Area.

Base Pay Range: $162,560.00 - 223,520.00 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 competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off 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.

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