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Software Engineer - Search Infrastructure (C++)

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Role:

Are you interested in being part of a small team tasked to build the next-generation industry-leading platform for machine data? Splunk is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Data Platform  - Search Infrastructure team. The Search Infrastructure team focuses on the Search Head sub-system and is on an exciting journey to make it scalable and stateless for our next generation of Splunk Cloud offerings. 

We give our engineers an environment in which they can contribute from day one while also providing learning and growth opportunities. You'll learn how our entire stack works, from data ingestion and storage to searching, reporting, and building dashboards, all in distributed environments. The work you’ll do will directly impact the experience of our customers.

We are an engineering and product-focused company. Our engineers take a leading role in designing, architecting, building, and testing our product. As we scale Splunk into new areas, engineers have delivered critical new features such as report acceleration, data models, and pattern detection, to name a few. We want you to help us build and expand new machine learning areas, parallelization, and making our stack more developer-friendly.

Responsibilities:

  • You will write the server-side code for scaling the Search Head tier of the Splunk Platform that manages and orchestrates the search queries for users.
  • You will analyze and improve the scalability of managing the workload, configuration, and scheduling/ alerting of queries. 
  • You will analyze, identify, and resolve the bottlenecks of a distributed system, data pipeline, multi-threaded concurrency, and other complicated scenarios.
  • Diagnose and debug complex mission-critical live environments
  • Build robust, fault-tolerant distributed systems in a multi-threaded/multi-process environment.

Requirements:

  • You have a BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.
  • 1+ years of experience in software engineering including developing in C++.
  • You have knowledge of modern distributed system design and implementation.
  • Good foundational knowledge in backend systems, storage, filesystem, memory management, multithreading is a plus.
  • You have good knowledge of developing and debugging in object-oriented programming languages 
  • You have knowledge and experience with AWS services, like EC2, S3, Aurora DB, etc.

What We Offer You:

  • A constant stream of new things to learn. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
  • A set of exceptionally talented and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.
  • Breadth and depth. You want to work in an area that spans backend and frontend and SDKs? We have that. You want to go deep into optimizing how we compress data for fast random-access retrieval? 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, have a shared kitchen, and sit down for a quick sync every morning.
  • 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 for their time and commitment and believe that balance helps cultivate a phenomenal environment.

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.

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