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Sr Software Engineer- Backend, Observability

  • - No Remote
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.
As applications and systems become more sophisticated and user experience is at high stake, observability - the ability to monitor and understand the systems and how they impact users, becomes one of the biggest challenges for engineering teams. We are building world-class tools to help engineers deliver better, faster, and more reliable applications.

About the Role

Splunk is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Senior Software Engineer to join our Splunk Observability team who will work on systems that empower our customers to quickly detect and resolve their infrastructure and application issues.
You will work within a multi-functional team of designers, product managers, and quality engineers in a fast-paced environment to implement & design large-scale distributed systems, streaming data pipelines, API design, and advanced algorithms that power the Splunk products. Our engineering teams are small and highly impactful. You will learn from the best and help us architect and build applications of the future. You will also get many opportunities to share and talk about your work through channels like conferences, meetups, and blogs.


  • Lead and take responsibility for the design, development, testing, potential technical debt & delivery of multiple major, customer-facing features.
  • Consider non-functional Requirements (Performance, Scalability, Reliability, High Availability etc) in system design.
  • Regularly lead design, code, and test plan reviews
  • Collaborate with product owners and designers to iterate on the design and implementation of our systems.
  • Work with PM to influence product feature direction including but not limited to prototyping innovative ideas.
  • Partner with product owners and engineering leadership to identify priorities for development and product backlog refinement
  • Ensure consistent code quality by coordinating activities of other engineers assigned to the same features or subsystems.
  • Mentor junior engineers throughout the development process.
  • Identify opportunities for engineering productivity improvements or directions, and evangelize these successfully
  • Participate in on-call rotations, post-incident reviews, and other operational duties as needed to ensure stable service delivery
  • Help the team estimate software deliverables across multiple sprints.


  • Several years of experience building large-scale backend systems.
  • Experience driving technical designs for complex backend systems.
  • Experience with DevOps practices and comfortability operating your own systems.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills and the ability to work with engineers and non-engineers of various skill levels.
  • Proficiency in Java 8+ and/or Go, familiar with the development environments, or the ability to learn it quickly.
  • Proficiency in Kubernetes, RPC frameworks such as thrift, gRPC, cloud native development on AWS/GCP
  • Experience with 1 or more relational databases & NoSQL databases
  • BS EE or CS degree, or equivalent training or work experience
  • 8+ years related experience (or Masters and 6 + years related experience or PhD and 3+ years 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.



Base Pay Range


Base Pay: INR 3,200,000.00 - 4,400,000.00 per year

Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the base pay will vary based on factors such as work location as set out above, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for incentive compensation and may be eligible for equity or long-term cash awards.

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a comprehensive, competitive benefits package which may include healthcare and retirement plans, paid time off, wellbeing expense reimbursement, and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at

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.

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion at Splunk and are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard 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, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. If you need assistance or an accommodation to apply or during the hiring process, please let us know by completing our Accommodation Request form.

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