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Splunk Engineering Manager - Cloud Access in Boulder, Colorado

Splunk Cloud Security & Compliance Engineering Team

The Cloud organization builds robust and resilient auto-scaling platform solutions for hosting Splunk's enterprise software. The teams are fast-paced, high-velocity, and use state-of-the-art technology. The focus is always on automation, solving sophisticated challenges that span across multiple groups within Splunk, ensuring smooth and expedient services to Splunk users.

The Cloud Security & Compliance Engineering team is focused on continually improving the security posture of Splunk’s cloud offerings by engineering solutions that can promote standard methodologies, enable secure functions, audit critical systems, provide deep insight into systems, and mitigate any findings.

What we’re looking for

The Cloud Security & Compliance Engineering group is looking for an Engineering Manager to help lead, design, coach, and build an efficient, productive, and fun organization. You will be an authority with an eagerness to create and own processes for enhancing team health, streamlining hiring processes, and finding hard-working solutions to organizational impediments while working to lead, design, build, and operate infrastructure and tools to continuously improve the security posture of our next generation Cloud offerings.

This position will be specifically for our Cloud Access team. The Cloud Access team is responsible for building and operating services that carry out cloud’s role based access model. We implement an RBAC model that focuses on the least privilege principles and clearly defined lines of accountability. The services that the team owns and operates implement our security parameters, ensure recurring activities and due diligence are performed, automate backend integrations, and continuously improve the usability of the system so that the right way is also the easy way.

What you provide

  • Experience with Identity Providers and Role Based Authentication. You understand the difference between hierarchical access models versus role based access models. You understand the core principles behind the least privilege access model. You understand and appreciate the impact of access controls for a cloud service’s security model.

  • Experience enforcing compliance controls. You’ve been through a SOC2, PCI, and perhaps even a FedRAMP audit. You understand how compliance controls work, how the overall programs are run, and how to successfully operate controls in real-world products.

  • Security first. You know what it takes to build and operate secure software. You understand defense in depth, risk exposure, and the mechanics behind common exploits. You take a big picture view of security and understand how to maximize your impact to overall security posture.

  • Foster growth. You will meet with team members on a regular basis, help plan and support career development, and recruit elite developers.

  • Passion. You passionate about motivating your team, fostering collaboration, and embodying excitement about the projects.

  • Identify and Remove Impediments. You will diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent your teams from delivering high-quality software, championing an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a motivator, mentor, and technical advisor.

  • Drive for Automation. You constantly consider, "How can I automate this manual process?" and inspire teams to embrace this philosophy.

  • Knowledge of technical excellence and reliable standards related to security, performance, and disaster recovery.

  • Cloud experience. You have experience in leading, building, and scaling secure services on different cloud providers.

  • Operational excellence. You strive for collecting robust metrics, data, and supervising information from our services, ensuring that if an issue arises, the team is alerted before our customers notice.

  • Keeping calm and carrying on. You develop teams on appropriately handling a product outage, skills in identifying performance bottlenecks, spotting anomalous system behavior, and determining the root cause of incidents.

What we provide

  • Opportunities to develop and grow as a leader. We are always expanding into new areas, working with open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.

  • A team of exceptionally skilled and dedicated peers and direct reports, all the way from engineering to product management and customer support.

  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership, autonomy, and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.

  • A stable, collaborative, and supportive work environment. The teams work in an open environment, work together to get things done, and adapt to the changing needs for the team. We keep it real by being open and honest. We are a collaborative team that understands the value in open communication-its how we interact with our customers.

  • Balance. People are not expected 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. Our colleagues are trusted to be responsible with their time and commitment, and believe that balance helps cultivate a positive environment.

  • Fun. Group-outings and team building events are frequent in our group. We are committed to having every employee want to give it their all, be respectful and a part of this family, and have a smile on their face while doing it.


  • 5+ years of experience in managing software engineers

  • US Citizenship

  • Previous professional experience working in cloud environments

  • Experience with compliance controls (SOC2, PCI)

  • Experience with external audits

  • Previous experience working with ProdSec or SecOps

Nice to have: Experience with FedRAMP and IL4/5

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.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Splunk

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of big data—generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.

Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of taking massive amounts of machine data, and providing powerful insights from that data. IT insights. Security insights. Business insights. It’s what we call Operational Intelligence.

Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 13,000 customers in more than 110 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Innovation is in our DNA – from technology to the way we do business. Splunk is the platform for Operational Intelligence!

Splunk has more than 2,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in San Jose, CA and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

We’ve built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software. We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.

Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!

SF Only

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer, “Fun Fridays”.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Non SF

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave. Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy. You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer and “Fun Fridays”.

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards 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 (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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