Principal Engineer - Frontend - 22687 @ Splunk - San Francisco, CA

Job Overview

12 days ago

Principal Engineer - Frontend - 22687

Splunk - San Francisco, CA

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, we are committed to each other’s success.

You will get to work with a super smart bunch of folks who are doing state of the art development work in both the frontend and backend. You will be interacting with product management, customers and other engineering teams across the company to understand detailed requirements.

We give our engineers an environment in which they can contribute from day one while also providing opportunities for learning and growth. You’ll learn how our entire stack works – from data ingestion, storage, search, and analytics to implementing dashboards and tools to support operational requirements.


Splunk is looking for a Frontend Principal Software Engineer to join the effort in development of Security Products and Applications in the Cloud.


  • 12+ years of experience building and architecting highly scalable frontend applications.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field of study. Equivalent work experience will be considered.
  • Expertise in Technical Design that leads to ease of Customer Experience.
  • Strong frontend development skills, particularly in JavaScript and React.
  • Experience with React/Redux or equivalent technologies.
  • Profound understanding of CSS3 and HTML5.


  • Full web stack development experience.
  • Familiarity with Typescript and GraphQL.
  • Knowledge of NodeJS fundamentals.
  • Experience with full-stack applications and backend, API design skills.
  • Accessibility Experience.
  • Experience with Webpack, Yarn, Babel and/or other build tools.
  • Experience with Gitlab configuration or other CI/CD tools.
  • Ability to create interactive data visualizations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with systems E2E and have a good understanding of RESTful API, and be able to collaborate cross functionally to deliver the systems.
  • Passionate about developer production and efficiency and code modularity and reusability.
  • Experience in architecting comprehensive user interfaces that drive complex applications.
  • Prepare Unit Tests and Functional tests.
  • Always thinking about customer user experience, keeping performance in mind.
  • Proven track record in developing and leading moderate complexity features or sub-systems.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and mentor junior team members.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience collaborating with UX design, product and cross-functional engineering teams.

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 exceptionally hard-working and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.
  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.
  • A stable, collaborative and supportive work environment.

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 employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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