Principal Software Engineer - Cloud Services

Splunk   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Enterprise Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 60 days ago

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Principal Software Engineer - Cloud Services Splunk Enterprise Security is an advanced SIEM built atop Splunk's data platform with lots of moving parts. We help thousands of clients as they protect their assets from cyber threats, all over the world. On any given day, our software needs to handle thousands of users, petabytes of data, and unique usage patterns across different deployment topologies.

Are you passionate about working on products that make a difference for your customers? Do enjoy building large scale applications that are powered by huge data sets? Do you value working in an environment where you're empowered to make key technical decisions across a full stack of technologies? If so, a role on Splunk's Enterprise Security team might be a great fit for you.

As a member of the team, you will help define the future of our new Cloud offering by designing, creating, testing and maintaining products that directly support security analysts all across the world. You will directly 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 as they share their experiences, get a first person view of state of the art Security Operations Centers, and collaborate with product management to define and craft new products that streamline analysts' investigations.

If staying technically challenged and learning from others is meaningful to you, you'll love our internal technical seminars and regular, company-wide hackathons.


  • Achieve a deep knowledge of our product architecture, usage patterns, and real world deployment scenarios in order to better understand what solutions will bring value to our customers
  • Collaborate closely with Product Management and members of our team to design and create comprehensive end-to-end user workflows
  • Keep product quality top of mind by extensively leveraging product and test automation throughout the product cycle
  • Work directly with engineers and product managers to refine and breakdown product requirements
  • Become well versed in Splunk's core technologies and processes as they apply to application development
  • Create, maintain and improve code with pride of ownership


  • 10+ years of programming experience using languages such as Go, C/C++, Java and Python
  • Familiar with streaming and distributed computing technologies such as Kafka, Flink, Spark, HBase, Cassandra
  • Exposure to working with cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP) and container ecosystems (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos)
  • Knowledgeable of distributed computing architectures and principles that solve for scalability, performance, redundancy and reliability
  • Experienced with an Agile DevOps engineering environment that effectively leverages CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, GitLab, etc…)
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and to understand a wide variety of technical challenges to be solved
  • BS in CS/EE or equivalent