Engineering

Senior Software Engineer - Cloud

Splunk Cloud Infrastructure Team

The Cloud organization builds robust and resilient auto-scaling platform solutions for hosting Splunk's enterprise software.  The teams are fast-paced, high-velocity, and leverage state-of-the-art technology. The focus is always on automation, solving complex challenges that span across multiple groups within Splunk, ensuring smooth and expedient services to Splunk users.

We have a substantial AWS and Kubernetes presence of large-scale containerized systems. This is an incredible opportunity to leverage your existing cloud experience and drive the growth of the Splunk Cloud.

What we’re looking for

Splunk's Cloud group is looking for a Senior Software Cloud Engineer to help lead, design and build the next generation of our large scale Cloud offering. You will be working on the core compute platforms and infrastructure in the next generation of Splunk’s cloud offering.

What you provide

  • Desire to Learn and Adapt. We have a lot of projects going on at once, and you'll have the opportunity to learn to navigate the code and features. You'll constantly be learning new areas and new technologies.
  • Passion. Our customers are passionate about Splunk and we want the same from our engineers. We want you to actively own your work and be excited about your projects.
  • Understanding of Systems Programming. Examples of areas you need to be knowledgeable in, include how threads work, understanding of networking fundamentals, memory and file system.
  • Data structures and Algorithms. A solid grasp of data structures, algorithms, and RESTful APIs.
  • Distributed Programming. Experience in working on distributed systems like databases, distributed file systems, distributed concurrency control, consistency models, CAP theorem is an added plus.
  • Ability to work with multiple programming languages. We have code in several languages, ranging from Go to Python. In this position you'll be mostly using Go.
  • Drive for Automation. You constantly consider, "How can I automate this manual process?"
  • Knowledge of technical excellence and best practices related to security, performance, and disaster recovery.
  • Cloud experience. Building and scaling secure services on different cloud providers is a plus.
  • Operational excellence. We strive for collecting robust metrics, data, and monitoring information from our services, ensuring that if an issue arises, we are alerted before our customers notice.
  • Keeping calm and carrying on.  Capable in handling a product outage, skilled in identifying performance bottlenecks, spotting anomalous system behavior, and determining the root cause of incidents.

What we provide

  • Opportunities to develop and grow as an engineer. We are always expanding into new areas, working with open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
  • A team of incredibly talented and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering to product management and customer support.
  • Breadth and depth. You want to work on an area that dynamically scales to meet the need of Splunk’s cloud offering? We have that. You want to go deep into optimizing how we automate every manual process and pain point we encounter? We have that too, and more.
  • 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 work in an open environment, work together to get things done, and adapt to the changing needs for the team. We keep it real by being open and honest. We are a collaborative team that understands the value in open communication—it's how we interact with our customers.
  • Balance. We don't expect people to work 12 hour days. We want you to have a successful time outside of work too. Want to work from home sometimes? No problem. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and commitment, and believe that balance helps cultivate a positive environment.
  • Fun. We have frequent group-outings and team building events.  We are committed to having every employee WANT to give it their all, be respectful and a part of this family, and have a smile on their face while doing it.

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 for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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