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Splunk Principal Software Engineer - Backend (Observability/APM) in Denver, Colorado

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.

Splunk APM, originated from a combination of the SignalFx and Omnition acquisitions in 2019, is a new generation of application performance management solutions for microservices and distributed applications. As applications and systems become more complex 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.

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our Splunk APM team. As a technical leader in the team, you will closely collaborate with Architects and Product Managers to design very large scale distributed systems, streaming data pipelines, and advanced algorithms that power the Splunk APM products. You will also be contributing significantly to their implementation, deployment, and operation. We move fast and iterate quickly. We are obsessed with solving customers’ problems. We have ambitious goals to build best-of-its-kind products. You will help us win in a fast-growing market.

Responsibilities

  • You will participate in the design, implementation, maintenance, and evolution of Splunk APM’s backend systems.

  • You will design new features and drive their requirements and implementation in Splunk APM’s backend Java codebase.

  • You will deploy, operate, and scale Splunk APM’s backend services in production environments.

  • You will help explore and brainstorm new APM product features that help you operate your own systems easier.

  • You will help improve engineering quality and operation excellence for the whole team.

Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience building large-scale backend systems.

  • Experience driving technical designs for backend systems.

  • Experience with DevOps practices and comfortability operating your own systems.

  • The ability to adapt quickly and can solve problems through uncertainty.

  • 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.

  • Passionate about building elegant and powerful tools to solve customer problems.

  • Proficiency in Java 8 (or above) and familiar with Java development environment, or the ability to learn it quickly.

  • It would help, but not required, if you have experience with these systems that are the foundation of Splunk APM’s backend systems - Kubernetes/Docker, Kafka, Cassandra, Druid, Presto, AWS, and GCP.

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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