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Senior Escalation Manager

The Senior Escalation Manager is an exciting role within the Splunk Problem Incident and Escalation (SPIE) team within Global Support here at Splunk. Want to help solve sophisticated problems that help Splunk customers? As a member of this team, your goal will be to help understand and drive customer-critical issues with product engineering teams! Our key partners in this role will be escalation management, customer support and product engineering. Effective individuals will be responsible for leading and working towards the resolution of high-profile issues, analyzing patterns and reporting back to leadership. This is a senior role at Splunk requiring an individual who can take charge in high-stress situations and give direction to both customer personnel and Splunk engineers to drive expeditious resolution of incidents.


  • Lead and report technical responses with support and key engineering partners and senior leadership. Develop response plans and provide updates back to key partners.
  • Advise Senior Leadership of any developments and action plans. Set expectations and provide updates regarding solving and resolution action plans for communication to customers.
  • Provide and influence process improvement for the overall experience for our support partners as well as engineering teams.
  • Analyze data with a goal to produce strategic recommendations to proactively address systemic issues
  • Review and refine team processes and procedures, along with the development of dashboards and run-books
  • Collaborate and partner to help restore customers' confidence in Splunk and Splunk products

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years industry relevant experience with proven leadership and/or technical support experience
  • Ability to communicate sophisticated ideas efficiently with customers and engineering teams at Splunk
  • Ability to optimally prioritize and implement tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to establish relationships and influence Senior Leadership, including difficult conversations at all levels
  • Ability to collaborate with peers and work cross-function as needed with Support and/ or Engineering teams
  • Confirmed knowledge of ITIL frameworks (Incident, Escalation, Problem primarily)
  • Strong critical thinking, decision making and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong data analytics and report leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple escalations at varying levels, including case documentation
  • Understanding of a wide array of software, SAAS platform technologies
  • Salesforce, Jira, Confluence, Google suite experience are a plus

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of software development in cloud-based offerings
  • Fundamental understanding/overview of Splunk or similar data collection software
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.


Base Pay Range


Base Pay: AUD 125,600.00 - 172,700.00 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 comprehensive, competitive benefits package which may include healthcare and retirement plans, paid time off, wellbeing expense reimbursement, 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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