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Splunk Observability Cloud, a combination of the SignalFx and Omnition acquisitions, is a new generation of application performance management, infrastructure monitoring, and log observer solutions for microservices and distributed applications. We work on new, world-class tools to monitor and observe microservice-based applications and are among the main drivers of the OpenTelemetry CNCF project. Join us to be at the forefront of the industry by creating open-source solutions for OpenTelemetry. Get involved in work that will bring personal recognition in the industry and inside the company.

As a Software Engineer on the Splunk Observability team, you will be responsible for making OpenTelemetry the standard way of instrumenting and collecting all telemetry data, including traces, metrics, and logs. In this role, you will be driving major architectural and performance improvements to the collection components to enable the community to build an ecosystem of collection plugins and out-of-the-box integrations. You will be expected to provide thought leadership to the project and community and be recognized as a major contributor on your own while also representing the company.

Our engineering teams are small, fast-paced, and highly impactful. We are looking for experienced engineers passionate about the quality of their work and would like to work on impactful and recognizable open-source projects. We will provide a work environment where you have clear deliverables, are empowered to do a great job, and be recognized for your achievements. You will have the opportunity to work with highly entrepreneurial team members and a team that retains its startup DNA. You may also choose to share and talk about your work through channels like conferences, meetups, and blogs.


  • Contribute to and drive leadership in the OpenTelemetry project
  • Implement critical functionality to extend and optimize the platform
  • Managing all aspects of the open-source community, including design specifications, release management, testing, support, and documentation.


  • Experience programming in Go; other languages a plus
  • Strong experience with modern application development workflows and version control systems like GitHub, Gitlab, or Bitbucket
  • Experience working on open-source or development-in-the-open projects a plus
  • Previous exposure to application instrumentation (metrics and/or tracing) a plus
  • Working knowledge of Docker containers and cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, and/or Azure)
  • Extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux (Windows experience is a plus)
  • 5+ years of Software Engineering experience
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent

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.

(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $115,000. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).

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