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About the Role

As a Sr. SDET/QA manager in Splunk, you will be responsible for building and managing a highly capable team of SDETs and QAEs that are responsible for developing and maintaining software for testing our Splunk products. You will have a great influence on the whole quality assurance process and methodology for the product development, as well as the CICD process. This role also provides you an opportunity to work closely with the senior leadership team, including product managers, architects, engineering managers, etc to drive the high quality of the desired features to the Splunk customers.


  • Build and manage SDET teams, including hiring, coaching, and mentoring team members.
  • Be a champion of quality and operational excellence, establish the testing strategy and quality metrics for quality measurement and operational excellence
  • Drive the high efficient testing frameworks design with the tooling team in microservices architectures, and communicate it well to different stakeholders.
  • Establish a consistent, testing management including test automation, test design, development processes to deliver high-quality software in rapid iterations
  • Implement the cutting edge testing techniques and test best practices for Cloud releases
  • Drive the continuous improvements on a testing strategy to reach the best ROI
  • Oversee the product release quality and risks and collaborate with the release management team


  • Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent and/or related work experience.
  • 5+ years of management experience, 10+ years of relevant SDET/testing experience.
  • Experience in testing strategy on both Monolithic and Microservices architecture products.
  • Experience in testing high-performance, highly-available, and scalable distributed systems.
  • Experience with employee development, performance management, and delivering results.
  • Problem-solving skills and have the ability to analyze quantitatively, scope technical requirements, and effectively prioritize program deliverables.
  • Presentation and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to build partnerships with senior leaders across a variety of groups throughout Splunk.

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