Sr Director of Engineering - Cloud and Data Platform in Seattle, WA

$250K - $500K(Ladders Estimates)

Splunk   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Enterprise Technology


15+ years

Posted 42 days ago

Splunk's Cloud and Data Platform area is looking for a seasoned engineering leader to help develop and grow a team of passionate platform service engineers to develop and improve a set of cloud-native services which provide developers and all Splunk users in a new and exciting way from existing products available today.

You are someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and has a track record of technical expertise and management responsibility. You will be responsible for driving your team to work closely across multiple engineering areas and locations. As we drive forward for the success of our customers you will hold the team accountable to achieve goals of engineering excellence and product value.

Your job includes collaborating closely with your peers across all Engineering areas as well as product management, program management, UX and documentation cross-functional teams to help your team deliver success to our customers. We want you to enable every team member to do the best work of their lives.

You will be in high demand and this role requires a strong leader who brings a ton of empathy while holding the line of high quality, frequent product releases. Provide enough structure to bring about prioritization of work that has the biggest impact for Splunk's customers while allowing flexibility, empowerment of teams to deliver beyond our customers' expectations.


  • Experience hiring and developing teams within an existing organization to work side-by-side with other teams
  • Experience hiring and developing of engineers who recognize that ops is a part of their job responsibility and ensure delivery of quality services which reduce incidents and focus on the success of our customers
  • Developing team identity, empowering direct reports and building career growth options for your team
  • Experience working directly with customers and training engineers how to work with customers
  • Experience working with Platform teams who support internal and external customers
  • Experience building and cultivating strong engineering practices and processes
  • BS CS/EE or equivalent with 15+ years of industry experience, of which 5+ years is in Engineering Management

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • You will diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent your team from delivering high-quality software.
  • You will champion an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.
  • You will meet 1-1 with team members on a regular basis.
  • You will plan and support career development.
  • You will recruit and retain top talent.

What We Offer You:

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
  • A set of talented and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer success.
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • 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 with their time and dedication and believe that balance helps cultivate an exceptional environment.

Valid Through: 2019-11-1