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Senior Engineering Manager - Observability/Real User Monitoring

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 solving problems using data and seek to deliver the best experience for customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, our customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success.

As applications and systems become more sophisticated and user experience is at high stake, observability - the ability to supervise 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.

We're looking for an experienced engineering manager to help lead a diverse team of engineers as we continue to innovate on Splunk RUM – our Real User Monitoring solution. As a manager, your primary role is to help your team reach its maximum potential and excel in its day-to-day execution through mentorship, staying engaged with our current projects and charting dependencies and risks, participating in design and technical decisions, helping the team overcome any obstacles, provide a psychological safety net to the team and play an active part in your team’s growth.

Role and responsibilities

  • You will develop psychological safety on the teams.
  • You will cultivate an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.
  • You will diagnose and resolve obstacles that will facilitate your team in delivering high-quality software.
  • You will be responsible for the planning, execution and delivery on the product roadmap.
  • You will work with the UX team to build an engaging and intuitive User Experience.
  • You will meet with team members on a regular basis and invest in their career growth and development.
  • You will play an active part in recruiting and retaining talent.


  • BS in Computer Science or a related technical field combined with at least 5 years of software development experience in an Agile environment and 4+ years of engineering management experience.
  • Experience developing and delivering scalable, full-stack multi-tenant SaaS products
  • Passionate about good engineering practices, new technologies, UX and improving processes, and a consistent record of mentoring and coaching team members.
  • Strong understanding of modern software development practices including Agile, DevOps, and CI/CD
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Nice to have skills

  • Scrum master experience and/or recent CSM, PMI-ACP, CSP-SM, or equivalent certification.
  • Experience working in or leading engineering teams distributed across geographies and timezones.
  • Experience in JavaScript/TypeScript, Node.js, React and/or Angular.
  • Experience in Java, backend web/API frameworks and/or distributed systems.

We believe diverse teams embody our values and achieve the best results. 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 you are applying. This position would be based in San Francisco or San Jose, California.

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