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Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Observability

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.
Join us as we pursue our ground-breaking vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. At Splunk, we’re driven by a shared passion for our product and a relentless commitment to deliver exceptional experiences for our customers, fostering a great workplace culture and above all supporting each other’s growth & success.
The Splunk Observability Cloud provides full-fidelity monitoring and troubleshooting across infrastructure, applications, and user interfaces, in real-time and at any scale, to help our customers keep their services reliable, innovate faster, and deliver great customer experiences. Infrastructure Software Engineers at Splunk are cloud-native systems engineers who use infrastructure-as-code, microservices, automation, and efficient design to build, operate, and scale our products.


You will play a pivotal role in overseeing one of the largest and most sophisticated cloud-scale tech stack, including big data and microservices platforms in the world. You will be responsible for enabling developers to operate highly available, scalable, and cost-efficient applications with low operational burden by managing and improving the reliability and resiliency of SRE-managed services and infrastructure. You thrive on automation, infrastructure-as-code, reliability engineering, and getting rid of tedious, manual tasks.

You will:

  • Design new services, tools, and monitoring to be implemented by the entire team.
  • Analyze tradeoffs of the proposed design and make recommendations based on these tradeoffs.
  • Mentor new engineers to achieve more than they thought possible. You enjoy making other teams successful and are fulfilled through the success of others.

Work on reliability projects, including:

  • HA, Business Continuity Planning, disaster recovery, backup/restore, RTO, RPO
  • Chaos engineering
  • Application uptime and performance
  • Capacity management & planning
  • SLIs, SLOs, error budgets, and monitoring dashboards
  • Responsible for deployment and operations of large scale distributed data stores and streaming services
  • Establishing design patterns for monitoring and benchmarking
  • Establishing and documenting production run books and guidelines for developers
  • Tooling, toil reduction, runbooks & automation to manage production environments
  • Incident management and improving MTTD/MTTR for services
  • Cloud cost optimization



  • 7+ years of SRE experience in managing large scale cloud-native microservices platforms.
  • 3+ years of strong hands-on experience deploying, managing, and monitoring large-scale Kubernetes clusters in the public cloud specifically AWS or GCP
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and scripting using Python and/or bash scripting.
  • Strong hands-on experience in monitoring tools such as Splunk, Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack, etc. in order to build observability for large-scale microservices deployments.
  • Experience with deployment, operations and performance management of one or more of the following large-scale clusters such as Cassandra, Kafka, Elastic Search, MongoDB, ZooKeeper, Redis, etc.
  • Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting and debugging skills in large-scale distributed systems
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future


  • AWS Solutions Architect certification preferred.
  • Confluent Certified Administrator for Apache Kafka and/or Apache Cassandra Administrator Associate certifications are preferred
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code using Terraform, CloudFormation, Google Deployment Manager, Pulumi, Packer, ARM, etc.
  • Experience with CI/CD frameworks and Pipeline-as-Code such as Jenkins, Spinnaker, Gitlab, Argo, Artifactory, etc.
  • Proven skills to effectively work across teams and functions to influence the design, operations, and deployment of highly available software.


Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
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: $174,800.00 - 240,350.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range: $157,320.00 - 216,315.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range: $139,840.00 - 192,280.00 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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