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Splunk is here to build a safer and more resilient digital world. The world's leading enterprises use our unified security and observability platform to keep their digital systems secure and reliable. While customers love our technology, it's our people that make Splunk stand out as an amazing career destination and why we've won so many awards as a best place to work. If you become a Splunker, we want your whole, authentic self, what we call your "million data points". So bring your work experience, problem-solving skills and talent, of course, but also bring your joy, your passion and all the things that make you, you. 

Role Summary

Over the past few years, Splunk has been evolving how we develop and deliver our products to our customers. Through building internal platforms, services, and practices, we have been empowering our developers to own product quality, operations, and reliability. While we have made great strides in our journey to shift left, there is much room to grow. 
That's where we need you. We're looking for an engineering leader to bring their experience and expertise in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to evolve how Splunk developers build, test, deliver, and observe our products. 
In this role, you will be measured on your impact to the four key DORA metrics: deployment frequency, lead time for changes, failed deployment recovery time, and change failure rate. 
This role empowers you to be a catalyst for positive change, driving innovation and improvement across the entire software development process. Your ability to ideate, gain buy-in, and effectively roll out changes will be pivotal in shaping the future of our engineering culture and the experience felt by each and every customer. 

Meet the Team

As Splunk is a 20-year old / multi-million LOC product, we have a ~200 person platform engineering organization that is looking for you, an expert in large-scale SDLCs. 
The team you are joining is responsible for the end-to-end feedback cycle of code to customer back to developer. And you would be the key architect of that feedback loop. 
Your peers will be Engineering Directors that lead our Developer Platform pillars (build, test, delivery, observability) as well as other Senior Principal Engineers who drive key aspects of the developer experience. 

What we offer you

  • A constant stream of new things to learn. You'll learn how our whole stack works, from code compilation to log/metric observation in the wild. We're also always expanding into new areas like bringing in open source projects and contributing back, exploring new technologies, and seeking new ways to make our ecosystem more developer-friendly.
  • Impact. We give our engineers an environment in which they can contribute from day one while also providing opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Skilled and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering to product management and customer support. We are an engineering and product-focused company. Our engineers take a leading role in designing, architecting, building and testing our product.
  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.
  • A stable, collaborative and supportive work environment. We are totally remote friendly. You can choose to work from a Splunk location or you can be in any US time zone and work with the rest of the team around the globe.
  • Work-life balance. We don't expect people to work 12-hour days. We want you to have a successful time outside of work too. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and commitment, and believe that balance helps cultivate an outstanding environment.

What you'll get to do

  • You will bring and share your diverse ideas and lived experiences to raise the tide for what good could look like.
  • You will spearhead the creation of innovative strategies for enhancing the SDLC, introducing new technologies, and optimizing workflows.
  • You'll collaborate closely with development teams to understand their needs, challenges, and aspirations.
  • You will partner with sister teams across the company (from developers to customer support and more) to create a cohesive story of how a product change gets into our customer's hands.
  • You will mentor engineers across the organization, building connections and support for the changes you are driving.

Must-have Qualifications

  • Extensive experience (typically 10+ years) in software development with a focus on the SDLC for large-scale code bases (1M+ LOC, 200+ concurrent developers)
  • Track record of leadership roles in large tech companies with demonstrated ability to strategically plan and execute both incremental improvements and revolutionary changes.
  • Strong expertise with the developer lifecycles of multiple programming languages and domains (how to develop, debug, package, test, etc.) as we have code in several languages, ranging from Go and C++ to Python and JavaScript.
  • Experience with implementing software development and testing practices for extensive code bases.
  • Familiarity with hybrid delivery models, delivering software to both customer managed and cloud hosted environments.
  • Excellent communication skills and a history of collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams.

Nice-to-have Qualifications

We’ve taken special care to separate the must-have qualifications from the nice-to-haves. “Nice-to-have” means just that: Nice. To. Have. So, don’t worry if you can’t check off every box. We’re not hiring a list of bullet points–we’re interested in the whole you. 
  • Experience crafting and delivering software as a service and working with cloud infrastructure services such as AWS EC2, S3, Kubernetes, etc. is desirable but not required.
  • Experience working with multiple cloud providers (like AWS, GCP, and Azure).
  • Experience working on decade+ legacy codebases.
  • Familiarity with mono-repos is a plus.
  • Ability to work across our multiple languages (polyglot).
Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
At Splunk, we believe creating a culture of belonging isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to ensure our employees are supported to bring their best, most authentic selves to work where they can thrive. 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. 


Base Pay Range 

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

Base Pay Range: $230,400.00 - 316,800.00 per year 

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

Base Pay Range: $204,000.00 - 280,500.00 per year 

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

Base Pay Range: $184,000.00 - 253,000.00 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.

Splunk also has policies in place to protect the personal information candidates disclose to us as part of the application process. Please click here to review Splunk’s Career Site Privacy Policy.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Splunk is committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers. We comply with local, state/territory, and federal regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the countries in which we operate. Splunk provides reasonable medical, religious, or other legally required accommodations for eligible employees.

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