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Software Engineer Intern

About us:

Join us as we pursue our disruptive 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. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!

Your role in the team:

We are looking for highly motivated students to join our Observability GDI team. We develop and continuously improve world-class solutions to produce, collect, and send telemetry data (think spans, metrics, and logs) in a standardized, open and friction-free manner. We co-created the CNCF OpenTelemetry, an exciting new observability ecosystem backed by many leading monitoring companies, with Splunk as a top contributor. We are confident that OpenTelemetry will become the industry standard for observability. As an intern, you will help us implement auto-instrumentation, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy our dynamic startup environment. You will gain invaluable work experience with a leader in "Big Data", the hottest software market today.


  • You are at university studying computer science, mathematics, or a similar technical field and will continue your studies after your internship to get your degree
  • You have good knowledge of programming in Java technologies
  • You are willing to learn many new frameworks and new technologies 
  • You are willing to achieve goals set for you at the beginning of the internship by your mentor
  • You bring strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • You bring enthusiasm for solving interesting problems to the team

What we offer:

  • Interesting work and the chance to make an impact working on industry standards
  • Experience with GitHub where millions of developers shape the future of software, together
  • Phenomenal opportunity to learn Splunk, both the product and the company
  • You will socialize with the other interns as well as full-timers
  • You will experience a flexible and fun environment at Splunk and enjoy your time learning new skills to better suit your goals

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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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.

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