Software Engineer - Back End

Join us as we pursue our new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers.

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Splunk is the data to everything platform company and is the leader in providing a data orchestration platform and a security nerve center for Fortune 100 companies. 

Splunk has been consistently ranked as number 1 in the Magic Quadrants for providing industry leading data, analytics and operations solutions to modernize and optimize cyber defenses. We are looking for creative problem solvers who are excited about multi-tenant cloud architectures. 


As a member of the team, you will help define the next generation multi-tenant cloud services, by designing, creating, testing, and maintaining products that directly support Fortune 100 and enterprise customers all across the world. You will bring creativity and passion to help influence the direction of our technology as well as mentor other members of your team.

Working directly with customers is one of our core values. In this role, you'll be able to meet customers, build empathy towards their experiences and collaborate with product management to define and craft new products that streamline analysts' investigations.

If working on direct customer impacting projects, staying technically challenged and learning from others is meaningful to you, you'll love the hands-on learning, hackathons and direct customer impact you’ll make as a part of this role.


  • Gain a deep understanding of our product architecture, usage patterns, and real-world multi-tenant cloud microservices to develop solutions that will bring value to our customers.
  • Enhance the product, keeping scalability and performance considerations as a high priority
  • Lead and drive projects to completion
  • Partner with other leaders from architecture, engineering management, and product management on project requirements
  • Collaborate with members of our team to design and drive full-stack end-to-end solutions 
  • Help identify and develop ways to improve the team's production and efficiency by expanding on our existing tools and processes
  • Keep product quality top of mind with automated testing
  • Become well versed in Splunk's core technologies as they apply to application development
  • Mentor junior engineers as they develop their application development skills


  • Proficiency in one of these languages: Python, Go, C++
  • Working knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes, Container orchestration, CI/CD methodologies
  • 3+ years of software engineering experience focused on cloud application development
  • Have a good understanding of building cloud native microservices on AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Experience with relational databases (Postgres, MySQL, RDS, Amazon Aurora) and caching Redis, MemSQL
  • Familiarity with distributed message queues such as Kafka. 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly
  • Familiarity with any of the backend application development frameworks such as Django, Flask etc
  • Working experience with design and engineering teams to plan, develop and release software
  • Experience with an agile software development model
  • Experience with multi-tenant architectures, microservices is a plus

What We Offer You

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn that will challenge and excite you. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects and exploring new technologies.
  • A set of intelligent peers, all the way from engineering to product management and customer support.
  • 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.


  • BS EE or CS degree; 5 + years related experience (or Masters and 3 + years related experience or PhD without experience).

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.


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.

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards 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 (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

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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. 
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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